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Pond Sketching Workshop

Pond Sketching Workshop at High Elms Country Park
Art event in and around London and Kent.

An outdoor art workshop for artists, non-artists, nature-lovers and nature experts - anyone who enjoys spending relaxing time outdoors.

Workshop: Friday 9th August 2019 : 9am - 1pm
Pond Sketching Workshop : London, Kent. Art workshops in and around  London.
Pond Sketching Workshop : London, Kent.

Jump-start a nature journal or simply fill up your sketchbook with views and discoveries from in and around the pond:

  • Sketch the pond plants, wildlife and birds that frame the pond above water to make a record of the pond landscape in your sketchbook. 
  • Fill your journal with sketches of the textures of the bulrushes, the patterned feathers of a waterbird, the structures and flying motions of dragons and damsels.
  • Try out pond-dipping and wonder at the strange anatomies of the underwater pond-life that appears magical beneath magnifiers - have a go at drawing them. Possibly see water boatmen, stickleback, newts, frogs, water skaters and water snails.
  • Record the aspects of nature that interest you personally. Make a mark, add a note.

This workshop offers something of interest for anyone who enjoys observing and wondering about nature. Bring your own sketchbook, nature journal or paper, a pencil and anything else you would like to use to seize the spirit of the outdoors.

Nature sketching, or journaling, helps make a note of your personal thoughts and memories of the moment. It can help discover more about the local wildlife and habitats encountered outside. It can become a reference for creative or more detailed art activities later.



This is the first of four nature-themed workshops. 

  • Friday 9th August 9:00-13:00 High Elms Pond wildlife

The next three are:
  • Saturday 10th August 11:00-15:00 Fruits, flowers and flyers
  • Friday 16th August 9:00-13:00 BEECHE wildlife garden
  • Friday 30th August 9:00-13:00 Woodland Habitats and Hedgerows


High Elms Country Park art events.


For more information and to reserve your place visit Bromley Environmental Education Centre at High Elms (BEECHE); bookings via idverde UK.

Within an hour's drive.
Less than an hour’s drive from Bromley, Croydon, Beckenham, Wimbledon, Petts Wood, Orpington, Farnborough, Downe, Eltham, Blackheath, Crystal Palace, Dulwich, Greenwich, Docklands, Balham, Streatham, Sydenham, Sevenoaks, Dartford, Tonbridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Edenbridge, Westerham, Hever, Speldhurst, Tatsfield, Esher, Epsom, Oxted, Warlingham, Whyteleafe, Caterham, Tandridge, Lingfield, Crawley and more.


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