Drawing and Painting Trees in Petworth Park

Spend a day drawing and using watercolours inspired by the magnificent trees in Petworth Park.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Join this outdoor art workshop led by Helen Kelly, an experienced and friendly tutor from Aspire Sussex. Amongst the ancient trees in Petworth Park you will learn how to choose a suitable subject and how to plan and draw out your composition. You will be shown a wide range of drawing techniques, how to match colours and a wide range of watercolour techniques. The tutor will be on hand to give Individual and one to one help throughout the day.

This workshop will run on Friday 3rd June, Saturday 2nd July and Wednesday 24th August 10.30-3.30. £85 per person.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £85.00
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Petworth

Prices

Petworth House and Park
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £17.60 £16.00
Child £8.80 £8.00
Family £44.00 £40.00
Family one adult £26.40 £24.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Free entry for National Trust members. 

Main Car Park:

Members: Free Parking - scan membership cards on car park machine

Non-Members: £4 - This can be paid by cash at the pay machines, by card at visitor reception or using a PayByPhone contactless service (Location Number 803377)

North Car Park:

Members: Free Parking - scan membership cards on car park machine

Non-Members: £3 - This can be paid by cash at pay machines or using PayByPhone contactless service available (Location Number 803378)

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Not suitable for children
Meeting point
Please meet at the main visitor car park for Petworth House, by the reception building.
What to bring and wear
Drawing and watercolour materials and equipment of your choice. Lightweight folding chair. Easel, or work on your lap. Clothes appropriate for the weather, sun hat, cream, camera. Packed lunch
Accessibility
This event is outdoors in the Park, and will involve walking across uneven and sloping terrain. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for a walk through the Park.
Other
Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before the start time of your workshop as there will be a short walk to the area of the Park where we will be painting. In adverse weather the workshop will be moved to an indoor studio. Admission to Petworth House and Garden is not included with this workshop About your tutor: Helen Kelly has been a practicing artist since childhood and an adult education tutor for over 20 years. She is a watercolour specialist and aims to make this medium more approachable by demonstrating a wide range of techniques, both traditional and modern. Helen likes to treat each learner as an individual and promotes an atmosphere of enjoyment and mutual support.

Contact Info

Name
Petworth Property Office
Email
petworth@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01798 342207

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Sun 12 Jun 2022
10:00-17:00
Join in the birthday celebrations with family activities, tours and free entry