Capturing the Seasons - Field Sketchbook workshop Saturday, March 10

Sat, 10/03/2018 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

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Event details

Sat, 10/03/2018 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Discover how to create a field sketchbook, observing and recording signs of the season with botanical and wildlife artist, Ruth Wharrier. (PLEASE NOTE - the next Field Sketchbook workshop with Ruth is running at Carlton Marshes on Monday, March 12.)

This course will enable you to create your own naturalist’s sketchbook and have the confidence to go out and draw!

Workshops can be taken individually as one- or two-day sessions (Saturday and Monday March 10 & 12), or as a full course with seasonal dates scheduled across the year (June 16 & 18; Sept 29 & Oct 1; Dec 1 & 3).

The focus will be on observational sketching techniques that can be used outside whilst walking and also on detailed drawing techniques that can be used back at home.

Based at Carlton Marshes, the course will allow participants the opportunity to observe and record the changing seasons within this stunning reserve. The centre at Carlton Mashes offers an inspiring setting with enviable views out across the marshes and reed beds. For botanists, Carlton Marshes is one of the very best places in Suffolk for the sheer variety of plants.

Ruth studied Botanical Illustration at The Chelsea Physic Garden, London. She exhibits widely and examples of her natural history illustrations can be seen on the tourist information boards on Pakefield Cliff, Suffolk. Ruth paints in watercolour on paper, vellum and wood. She also creates etchings and works in pen and ink. Ruth is regularly commissioned to decorate harpsichords, for international clients, with flora and fauna using historical painting techniques.

Click on the link to see examples of Ruth's exquisite work:

Please bring with you:

A range of drawing pencils
Putty rubber
Drawing pens e.g. Uni pin 0.05, 0.2, 0.5
An A4 sketchbook with smooth cartridge paper suitable for line and wash.
Tracing paper
Watercolours (optional)


Tea, coffee & biscuits are provided and included in the course fee.

When booking please ensure your email/contact address is correct as it will be used to send event joining instructions. If you do not receive these instructions after booking, please contact:

Venue location

Carlton Marshes Education Centre, Burnt Hill Lane, Carlton Colville,
NR33 8HU

Event information

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Tel: 01473 890089
Saturday 10th March 2018
10:00am - 3:00pm
Price / Donation
Suitable for 18+ years
Adult course
Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Venue location
Carlton Marshes Education Centre, Burnt Hill Lane, Carlton Colville,
NR33 8HU
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Tel: 01473 890089