Castle Ashby Italian Gardens 18th 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 Castle Ashby.
Castle Ashby is the ancestral home of the 7th Marquess of Northampton. Wander through its gardens, open 365 days of the year, and you are taking a walk through history. Set in the heart of a 10,000-acre estate, the 35 acres of extensive gardens are a combination of several styles including the romantic Italian Gardens, the unique Orangery, and the impressive Arboretum.
We will meet to have a morning drawing session in the Italian Gardens and Orangery from 10 am-12 pm. I will bring ideas for you to work from based on different drawing techniques.
Serving a selection of hot and cold snacks, the Walled Garden Tea Room offers a relaxing and welcoming environment for all to enjoy. Take time out to try the delicious dishes on offer in our oak-beamed indoor seating area or relish in the sunshine whilst dining on our stunning terrace.
- 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 Castle Ashby car-park just before 10am.
- Castle Ashby, Northampton NN7 1LF
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.
Your place will cover the art lesson and entrance to the Hall Gardens but not the cafe.
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.