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Classes, Workshops and Demos


2019 October : National Honey Show :
Mixed Media Bee Art Workshop.


2019 :
BEECHE : Woodland Habitats and Hedgerows for Wildlife : Sketching Workshop



2019 : BEECHE  : BEECHEWildlife Garden : Sketching Workshop


2019 :
BEECHE  : Fruits, Flowers and Flyers around High Elms : Sketching Workshop 


2019 :
BEECHE  : Nature Pond and Wildlife Sketching Workshop



2019 : Tatsfield Art Group : Wildlife Drawing Workshop : coloured pencils.

2019 : Tatsfield Art Group  : Wildlife Art Demo : hare : coloured pencils.

2018 : National Honey Show : Mini Art Workshop : bee art activities.

2018 : Tatsfield Art Group : Wildlife Drawing Demo : squirrel : coloured pencils.


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More information about workshops and art demonstrations:

Bee Drawing Workshops

Bird Drawing Workshops

Nature Art Workshops

Wildlife in Stages : Red Squirrel

Painted in Stages : Otter

Painted in Stages : Grey Squirrel


There are no further art classes, drawing workshops or wildlife demos planned for individuals or small private groups, for the forseeable future.

If you are an art, nature or wildlife group or organisation, please contact via email : 

enquiries@clairemurthy.co.uk

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