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Nature Drawing in Dry Media

Wednesday 1 August 2018 13:00 - Friday 3 August 2018 16:00


Explore drawing techniques of natural history illustration in the studio and out in the field.

This course will explore the techniques used to draw natural objects using graphite pencil and other dry media such as charcoal pencils, tinted graphite pencils and waxy sketching pencils. Initially we will focus on line drawing, then move on to develop tonal work and depict form, detail and texture.

Your work will be illustrated on paper of various shades to help compliment the subject matter. The latter will include a variety of gathered natural objects as well as items collected from around The Kingcombe Centre.

By the end of the course you will have experienced a foundation in nature drawing which will provide a springboard to develop your skills further, whether it be keeping a seasonal/nature sketchbook or exploring other subject matter.

This course is ideal for people who are new to drawing nature and/or those that have some drawing experience already and want to develop and refine it further.

Sarah combines science and art in producing paintings and illustrations that immerse you in many aspects of the natural world and its processes. She hopes to raise awareness of the beauty and fragility of nature in all its forms - from individual species to declining habitats. Fieldwork and drawing from life plays a large part in the process, along with research; growing and nurturing botanical subjects and working from museum specimens.

Her love of exploration, both near and far combines with her ecological knowledge; developing her garden to benefit wildlife; and also, a passion for teaching. Sarah’s courses, workshops and personal tuition seek to inspire, encourage and motivate artists of any level of experience. Teaching approaches are carefully planned and structured to suit group learning experiences as well as individual needs, both in person and online.

Prices: Resident: £289 pp includes 2 nights sole occupancy accommodation, full board including a home-cooked breakfast, tea/cake, lunch and 3 course dinner, all tuition/activities. Non-Residential: £209 pp includes all of the above except accommodation and breakfast.

Times: The course will start at 1pm on Wednesday with lunch and afternoon session. The course will finish at 4pm on Friday with afternoon tea.

What to bring: Please read on for a list of what to bring.

Make it a long crafty weekend by booking this course with Illustrating Butterflies and Moths (Sat 4 - Sun 5 Aug) and adding a B&B package.

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