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Drawing on Location

5 August, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meeting Place: Information on the exact location in Wellesley Woodlands will be emailed prior to the event,
Car Parking: Please park at Bourley Road car park off Bourley Road and walk over to the meeting point. Other parking closer to the activity may be available.

Join us at Wellesley Woodlands and take part in some very special Drawing on Location workshops outside, hosted by artist and Paint Your ‘Art Out tutor, Amanda Buchan, in collaboration with the West End Centre.

This workshop is focused on guided drawing in the open air, giving you the opportunity to work directly from the landscape. Feel inspired to draw from life, taking inspiration from the surroundings at Wellesley Woodlands. Following a talk from Amanda, you can then depict the landscape, choose from such things as the trees and flowers surrounding you. With guided learning we will be focusing on composition, measurement, shape and form, tone, texture and on depicting distance, foreground and mid-ground and natural perspective. Through this you will gain confidence in drawing and develop a deeper understanding when tackling a landscape from life.

What you need: Bring a travel chair or similar to sit on and drawing materials such as a set of drawing pencils: F, H, HB, 2B – 6B (if you prefer these could be graphite pencils), a box of thin charcoal sticks, an art pen with a fine nib, a rubber, a putty rubber for charcoal, a sharpener, a ruler, cardboard blending stumps and a sketch book of A4 cartridge paper.

Optional if you wish to paint.

Bring a travel set of watercolour paints and a small watercolour paper pad, preferably with a semi rough or rough texture rather than smooth. Also, watercolour brushes, pencils, a rubber, a sharpener, a palette, tissues and water jar and water in a bottle. We also ask that all participants over the age of 11 bring a face mask.

Booking essential at: https://www.westendcentre.co.uk/event/drawing-on-location-wellesley-woodlands

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Dog Friendly
Disabled Access
Parking Available
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Child friendly
Events for Grown-ups
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Taking place outdoors
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