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Drawing on Location at Wellesley Woodlands

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.

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. 

Where to meet: Information on exact location in Wellesley Woodlands will be emailed prior to the event.

Tutor: Amanda Buchan

Tutor Amanda originally studied art at Arts University Bournemouth where she completed a BTEC diploma course in general art and design which covered all areas of art and design. She then went to the University of Gloucestershire where she specialised in Fine Art Painting and Art History at degree level. She also completed her PGCE teaching diploma there. Amanda has always had a deep passion for art, particularly drawing and painting and has been teaching specialised art to adults for four years.

Tickets: £12 per session

Sessions: Thursday 5 August 10-12am and Saturday 14 August 10am-12pm

Book your tickets for Drawing on Location at Wellesley Woodlands with Hampshire Cultural Trust's West End Centre, Aldershot now!

Activities are subject to change and this event will take place dependent on government guidelines in place at the time

  • Drawing on Location at Wellesley Woodlands