Wildlearning - Capturing the Seasons - Field Sketchbook Workshop Saturday December 1
01 December 2018, 10:00 - 15:00 (Add to calendar)
Discover how to create a field sketchbook, observing and recording signs of the season with botanical and wildlife artist, Ruth Wharrier. (PLEASE NOTE - the next Field Sketchbook workshop with Ruth is running at Carlton Marshes on Monday, December 3.)
This course will enable you to create your own naturalist’s sketchbook and have the confidence to go out and draw!
Workshops can be taken individually as one- or two-day sessions (Saturday and Monday, December 1 & 3), or as a full course with seasonal dates scheduled across the year (June 16 & 18; Sept 29 & Oct 1; Dec 1 & 3).
The focus will be on observational sketching techniques that can be used outside whilst walking and also on detailed drawing techniques that can be used back at home.
Based at Carlton Marshes, the course will allow participants the opportunity to observe and record the changing seasons within this stunning reserve. The centre at Carlton Mashes offers an inspiring setting with enviable views out across the marshes and reed beds. For botanists, Carlton Marshes is one of the very best places in Suffolk for the sheer variety of plants.
Ruth studied Botanical Illustration at The Chelsea Physic Garden, London. She exhibits widely and examples of her natural history illustrations can be seen on the tourist information boards on Pakefield Cliff, Suffolk. Ruth paints in watercolour on paper, vellum and wood. She also creates etchings and works in pen and ink. Ruth is regularly commissioned to decorate harpsichords, for international clients, with flora and fauna using historical painting techniques.
Click on the link to see examples of Ruth's exquisite work: www.ruthwharrier.com
Please bring with you:
A range of drawing pencils
Drawing pens e.g. Uni pin 0.05, 0.2, 0.5
An A4 sketchbook with smooth cartridge paper suitable for line and wash.
YOU WILL NEED A PACKED LUNCH.
Tea, coffee & biscuits are provided and included in the course fee.