Dip your toes into landscape drawing at this full-day workshop at the London Wetlands Centre. With its reeds, mossy banks and spring wildflowers, the wetlands are a haven for our “models”- the resident birds, insects and amphibians who will populate our artworks. Our group will be comfortably stationed in the indoor observatory, with views across the reed beds- the perfect spot to watch all the comings and goings on the lakes. If the weather is fine we will also spend some time drawing outside, and pay a visit to the resident otters.
Artist Jennie Webber will lead the session, guiding you through the process of observational landscape drawing with positivity and enthusiasm. She will begin by outlining the basics of composing a landscape artwork touching on proportion, depth of field and composition. There will be time to experiment with mark-making whilst drawing from life, using a range of materials to add flourishes of detail, texture and light quality. By the end of the session you will have gained creative confidence, artworks you can be proud of and a greater understanding of the importance of wetland habitats.
All ability levels are welcome at this class, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced artist. There is always joy and relaxation to be found when drawing beautiful landscapes and observing wildlife. We will provide paper, drawing boards and a colourful range of materials for you to use.
The price for the class includes your entrance fee to the London Wetlands Centre and you are very welcome to explore the wetlands before or after the workshop.