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Sketch Nature Workshops

Sketch Nature Workshops at High Elms Country Park.

Art workshops this Summer : Kent, London, Sussex, Surrey : Bromley, Croydon, Beckenham, Wimbledon, Petts Wood, Orpington, Farnborough, Downe, Eltham, Blackheath, Crystal Palace, Dulwich, Greenwich, Docklands, Balham, Streatham, Sydenham, Putney, Barnes, Hammersmith, Sevenoaks, Dartford, Tonbridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Edenbridge, Westerham, Hever, Speldhurst, Tatsfield, Esher, Epsom, Oxted, Warlingham, Whyteleaf, Lingfield, Virginia Water, Brighton, Worthing, Crawley and more. Sketch Nature Workshops.
Art workshops this Summer : Kent, London, Sussex, Surrey. Sketch Nature Workshops.


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High Elms Country Park
Introduction to Summer Nature Sketching Outdoor Workshops



SKETCH NATURE : ART WORKSHOPS: Introduction to outdoor Summer Sketching at High Elms, on the borders of Kent and London.


Bright and happy thoughts, contentment and peace of mind’ - Lubbock, past owner of High Elms.

Follow the footsteps of Sir John Lubbock who enjoyed spending time outdoors observing the natural world around his home, which is now a local nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) situated on the borders of London and Kent, but also within reach from areas of Surrey and Sussex.


Unwind as you observe and sketch some of the local nature and habitats within the grounds of this beautiful countryside. It is located just along the road from the home of Charles Darwin in Kent, and offers 250 acres of woodland, meadows, formal gardens, wildlife garden and ponds to explore.


The four workshops throughout August offer a chance to spend some time outside in the natural world sketching, perhaps even to jump-start a nature journal; there is no need to be able to draw or paint as the benefits and enjoyments are in recording personal responses to the natural world as you see it - using a combination of notes, quotes and simple sketches to highlight interesting details and observations.

Nature sketching, or journaling, captures 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.
 
 Choose one or all four nature-themed workshops:


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


Workshop Bookings:
To find out more and reserve your place at one of the workshops, visit Bromley Environmental Education Centre at High Elms (BEECHE); bookings via idverde UK who manages Bromley's Parks and Greenspace Service. 
 
BEECHE Bookings : www.bromleyparks.co.uk/bookings/


Wildlife art, sketching, drawing and nature workshops.
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.

Sketch Nature Workshops runs during August.



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