Penny Davenport, Seen Long Ago, 2021, ink and watercolour on paper, 52 x 61cm, courtesy of the artist and OTP Copenhagen__

Drawing Workshop with Penny Davenport

Recommended for ages 5+


1:00pm - 3:00pm


Wed 17 August 2022

Use your imagination to draw your family and friends as animals with Penny Davenport.

Free, drop in from 1-3pm on Wed 17 Aug.

The workshop will take place in Gallery Three, our special creative space for children.

Part of our summer season of doing, making and playing at the Bluecoat.

Throughout the summer holidays, you and the family can enjoy FREE creative workshops, storytelling, and more in the gallery, as part of our family-friendly exhibition Are You Messin'? Take a look below to see what else is on.

About Penny

Penny Davenport (b. 1979, Inverness; UK) is a visual artist based in Liverpool, who received her BA from Liverpool John Moores University (2002). Penny’s depictions of anthropomorphic animal characters and daydreamed landscapes explore the psychological nuances of bodily experience and complexities of interpersonal relationships. The figures that appear in Davenport’s compositions are decidedly non-human, yet perform human traits: they stand on two feet, they often cluster together holding hands, and they gaze out at the viewer with eyes that suggest feelings of empathy and understanding.

Hear from Bluecoat Curator Gina Tsang and get a glimpse into how our fun, family friendly exhibition Are You Messin'? was created.