What a great start to the sketching season. Kombisketchtour's 'Nature Sketch' at Sulehay Nature reserve truly connected folk with the elements. Despite the showers and changes in temperature our happy participants were up for anything. With a marquee erected and warm tea at the ready Nature Sketch was away.
To come away with a visual feast of sketches recording the wildflowers of the moment, as well as creating a book of sketches. ‘Nature Sketch’ is suitable for all abilities - from the aspiring artist to those with more experience.
The hawthorn was in full bloom, primroses and ground ivy dotted the floor under a canopy of fresh new leaves from the silver birch. Irresistible.
Learning About Wildflowers Through Drawing
The morning consisted of quick timed sketches exploring mark making in relation to the subject matter, using a range of materials including fallen twigs everyone was quick to grapple with the delights of the season. Next the Kombisketchtour duo guided the 'Happy Campers' through a series of exercises to capture pattern, tone and texture to create individual folded books.
A final larger scale timed piece was created indoors using the the conservatory window frames to capture a composition. Our Nature Sketchers really did create an essence of the season. Here is a peek of the final gallery from the day.
Would you like to join us on the next Nature Sketch in June?
'Nature Sketch Summer' at Old Sulehay Nature Reserve, Yarwell, Northants on Saturday 23rd June 10-4pm.
Contact: Juliette Butler, Wildlife Training Workshops Officer;
Tel: 01604 774031 Tues, Wed, Fri, 9.00am - 2.30pm
Click on the link for further information and booking
Kombisketchtour is an artists collaboration to celebrate the natural world through the tradition of observational drawing. Meeting weekly, the duo venture into the countryside and places of natural interest recording the changing seasons through sketches. The team are regularly artists in residence in schools, nature reserves, parks and road side verges.
Track the changes in season with this exploration of flora and fauna through drawing. Artists Maxine Greer and Jane Hindmarch take you on a visual journey through Old Sulehay nature reserve. Capturing the essence of the season in a series of drawing exercises you will explore, line, colour, tone and mark-make with a range of exciting materials.