Course

Nature Sketching at Hestercombe Gardens - Taster

  • Day:Wednesday
  • Time:10:30 - 13:30
  • Duration:1 session
  • Location:Hestercombe Gardens, Taunton
  • Start:24/07/2024

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Course overview

This workshop offers a great opportunity to connect with the environment through sketching the wonderful scenery around us. We are all aware of the therapeutic benefits of being in nature and sketching is the perfect way to experience and deepen your understanding of the natural world through your own unique, creative expression.

We’ll explore line, texture, tone, composition, form and colour, and discover how to make accurate representational sketches of trees, plants, flowers, water and architecture.

Materials to bring with you - HB, B and one 2B lead pencils and a hard backed A4 sketch book or sheets of white cartridge paper and clipboard. Alternatively, you may wish to work with water soluble colour brush marker pens, or pencils on watercolour paper.

Course assessment

There are no formal assessments for this course. The tutor will give regular feedback to help you improve.

Course progression

At the end of this workshop, if you’d like to continue with your learning in this subject, you’ll be able to progress onto our Starter Level art courses.

Our workshops and courses are designed to provide essential skills, develop confidence and resilience, improve your health & wellbeing, prepare you for further learning or employment, provide ways to learn with your family and build communities. We have a wide range of workshops and courses and you can explore more on our website. There’s something for everyone! 

Need to know…

Entry Requirements:

This workshop is suitable if you have no experience in this subject and want to discover if it’s for you.

Due to uneven terrain, unfortunately this venue is not suited to wheelchair users.

Fee information:

FREE
If you are aged 19+ AND are unemployed AND receive a benefit / your annual income is less than £25,000 per year AND live in Somerset (not including Bath & North East Somerset) AND you have lived in the UK/EU for the last 3 years OR you have refugee status / right to remain. *Please note – proof of eligibility will be requested during the enrolment process.

£24
If you are aged 19+ AND your annual income is over £25,000 and live in Somerset OR you live in Bath & North East Somerset OR you live anywhere else in the UK. Some Community partners may not be able to accommodate learners from outside Somerset. This will be highlighted during enrolment.

Our funding rules have changed – how this affects you…
You can only enrol on ONE free* workshop/course at each level, e.g. one Taster, one Starter… and so on. Our new levels are designed to encourage you to learn and progress in your chosen area of interest. If you enrol on multiple workshops/courses at the same level, we’ll contact you to discuss (as there are exceptions), or you’ll be given the opportunity to pay for your place, (costs are detailed on each course page).

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Wednesday
10:30 - 13:30
17/07/2024
1 session
Taunton
Wednesday
10:30 - 13:30
24/07/2024
1 session
Taunton
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10:30 - 15:30
05/06/2024
1 session
Taunton
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10:30 - 15:30
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1 session
Taunton

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