Teaching outdoors is one of my favourites along with gardens so this workshop only needed the sunshine!
Although a little chilly at times the spring sun shone for most of the afternoon. Artists began with wandering around the layered and interesting garden at the Dormy House in search of inspiration. The aim was to gather sketches that considered structure, colour and personality of individual plants rather than illustrations of specific areas.
Once the sketches were all gathered the fun began with students, working from their sketches, creating large paintings showing a personal response to the garden and nature. All types of paint, pastel, ink, sticks, brushes etc were used with everyone engaging wholeheartedly with the creative process. Students shared ideas and laughter which was brilliant and I think the results are fabulous!!
Next workshop date is Saturday August 3rd 2019