YDMT Botanical drawing and painting

21 August 2018

An observational drawing and painting workshop, led by experienced drawing tutor Doris Rohr.

Workshop: Imaginative Botanical drawing and painting

Venue: Broadrake, Chapel-le-Dale, LA6 3AX
Date: Tues 21 August
Time: 10.30am – 4.00pm (includes 45 mins lunch)
Max group size: 10
Price: £45 including lunch and some materials.
Booking is essential: Please contact YDMT on 015242 51002 or email media@ydmt.org

An observational drawing and painting workshop, led by experienced drawing tutor Doris Rohr.

Suitable for beginners and those who are more experienced in drawing and painting, participants will take inspiration from live specimens of native wildflowers that are found growing in the traditionally managed upland hay meadow at Broadrake.

Although there is emphasis on close observation from life, participants will be encouraged to develop skills and creativity, and outcomes might be more personal, imaginative, expressive, or suitable to be taken into design development.

The morning will be spent on experimental warm up drawings to explore a range of drawing and painting techniques using various media including watercolour and ink.

To make most of the beautiful location, at the foot of Whernside, outdoor sketching will form part of the day (weather permitting).  After lunch, participants can work on their own individual projects with expert guidance from Doris.

Please bring:

  • Drawing implements –pencils, brushes, eraser, sharpener etc.
  • Watercolour/acrylic paints/pens if you have them (some will be available)
  • Water-soluble pencils (some will be available)
  • Appropriate clothing and footwear for working outdoors
  • Optional: a gardener kneeling pad or camping/ outdoor chair for fieldwork.
  • Optional: if you already enjoy a creative practice (e.g. embroidery, stained glass, knitting, crocheting, drawing, painting, or anything else) it might be helpful if you could bring a sample along.

The following will be provided for all participants:

  • Lunch and refreshments
  • A5 sketchbook and bottle of Quink ink for you to keep and take home
  • Selection of paper samples for the exercises
  • Shared use of some materials:
    • Water soluble coloured pencils
    • Watercolour paints

YDMT would like to thank Doris Rohr for giving her time and expertise for free, and Broadrake for providing the fantastic venue at no charge – we are very grateful for this generous support.

Image: Rosehips by Doris Rohr.

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