Green Sketching
Sharon Drew
Gilbert's Slade, Epping Forest
Sat 31 Oct 10-12:00
Sun 01 Nov 10-12:00
Sun 13 Dec 10-12:00
Sun 10 Jan 10-12:00
Sun 24 Jan 10-12:00
Sun 07 Feb 10-12:00
Sun 21 Feb 10-12:00
Sun 07 Mar 10-12:00
Sun 21 Mar 10-12:00
All-weather sketching to forge a greater connection/appreciation of nature and help improve sense of wellbeing. No experience necessary. To spend time outside drawing from observation means seeing and noticing in ways we just don't do otherwise.  To give time and attention to the natural world, and respond by drawing, reinforces a bond and connection with nature which can have a real effect on improving our sense of mood and wellbeing. 

Green Sketching for adults is particularly suited to beginners or those who lack confidence in drawing as the process is key rather than the end result. However, those with more experience are also welcome to explore this approach to outdoor sketching.

The sessions will run whatever the weather and will be limited to a maximum of five participants to comply with the current Rule of 6 group size and 2 meter distancing will be observed.
We will give attention, close-up and distant, to elements such as line, tone, shape, form, texture & pattern etc., filling pages with fast and slow, non-precious sketches. 

Materials will be provided or you are welcome to bring your own:- A4 Cartridge Paper (120gsm or heavier) or Sketchbook, Sketching pencils (preferably 2B-6B), eraser & sharpener, watercolour pencils (good if raining), charcoal, drawing board. Warm, waterproof clothing will be essential through the colder months. A waterproof fabric to sit on or small camping stool could be useful and also a waterproof bag to take home artwork 
might be a good idea.

For further research, see founder of Green Sketching - Dr Ali Foxon - Ted Talk (15min) Drawn to Nature

Tickets: £30 per session

Suitable for ages: 16+

Organised by Sharon Drew

Ms Sharon Drew

Family Friendly Facilities: Sketching event for Adults
Outdoor, all-weather sketching in Epping Forest. 10mins walk from Wood Street Overground and free off street parking available 5 mins walk away in Cheyne Ave & High View Road. Map available.

© Sharon Drew
© Sharon Drew

Gilbert's Slade, Epping Forest
Gilbert's Slade
Epping Forest
Cheyne Avenue
E18 2DR

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