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Developing a Garden Sketchbook

Mon, October 5 @ 10.00 am 4.00 pm

A sketchbook is an ideal way to record the changing seasons in the garden and is a valuable resource for developing artwork.

This day course with tutor Peter David Scott, is designed to help students improve their sketching technique and to assist in developing a visual garden journal from their work. These lovely gardens are an ideal place to draw natural plant forms, with birds and butterflies to add movement to the page. Practical advice will be given on outdoor painting, on compiling a lightweight sketching kit, and there will be the opportunity to try some different sketching methods and media.

A little previous experience in watercolour painting is advisable for this course.

Materials required :

  • Watercolour paints
  • Watercolour brushes
  • A jam jar
  • A pencil (2B, B, or HB) and eraser
  • A folding seat
  • A packed lunch
  • Optional materials : pencil crayons
  • A permanent ink pen

Materials supplied :

  • An A4 hard backed watercolour sketchbook
  • Some additional materials will be available on the day

Peter David Scott is a regular tutor at Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens and an award winning book illustrator. He works with TV naturalist Nick Baker on the monthly ‘Hidden Britain’ feature for BBC Wildlife magazine.

All courses include entry to the garden plus welcome coffee and biscuits. Unless stated,  materials are provided and you will leave each workshop with plenty of reference information.


Mon Oct 5
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
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Stewart Lane
York, YO19 6HP United Kingdom
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