Elton Hall Art Class Visit - 26th August
It has been a while since we got together or anyone had a chance to meet up! So I am really excited to be able to organise this visit to Elton Hall. Thursday August 26th.
Elton Hall is a baronial hall in Elton, Cambridgeshire. It has been the ancestral home of the Proby family since 1660. The hall lies in a 3,800-acre estate through which the River Nene runs. The building incorporates 15th-, 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century parts and is a Grade I listed building. Lots to draw!
We will meet to have a morning drawing session in the beautiful formal gardens from 10 am-12 pm. I will bring ideas for you to work from based on different drawing techniques.
There is also the Mulberry cafe after our drawing class. So we can chat, drink, have cake or lunch.
Tour the House
Later you can also choose to take a tour of the house which will be an extra £3.50. This can be paid when you go in, but please indicate if you would like to do this so the hall events manager knows how many are coming. (They do not allow drawing in the house so it is a tour only)
You will need :
Sketchbook, drawing pencils, eraser, sharpener and colour pencils. You might want something to lean on.
You might also need:
A fold-up chair for your comfort (although there are some places to sit around the gardens.)
An umbrella in case of strong sunshine or rain.
We will Meet in Bosworth's Garden Centre car-park just before 10am.
Elton Walled Garden, Elton Peterborough PE8 6SH
When to Book!
Please book your place by Monday 9th August so I know the numbers and can inform the events manager.
Initially, I have only twelves places, but was told they could do a few more.
Your place will cover the art lesson and entrance to the Hall Gardens but not house tour or the cafe.
Thank you Elton Estates Co. Ltd for the image.
I have been a teacher of art for 18 years at a secondary school in Northampton. I now split my time between teaching children at school and adults in private lessons and also make my own unique nature inspired artwork.
The wide range of habitats such as the rugged coastline, mountains, wildflower meadows, wetlands, marshes, woodlands, hills, and dales of the United Kingdom are full of a diverse range of animals and birds. These offer endless inspiration for my artwork and this enthusiasm is seen in the colours, textures and atmosphere I apply to my paintings.
My artwork frequently uses a range of mixed media techniques that have also incorporated words. In recent years this has become more important and now collage is a major part of my work which often uses words poetry as well as paint. The lines of various poems have been woven into my imagery - segments of which can be read.