Garden journaling with Emma Leyfield at Newark Park

A two-day watercolour workshop inspired by the garden at Newark Park

  • Booking essential

Day 1, 10am-4pm

Day 2, 10:30am-3:30pm

Before the age of photography, planning and keeping track of a garden required an illustrated journal to study the progress of heirloom varieties, pest control and crop rotation. These marvellous books are no longer strictly needed, but have the potential to be a beautiful form of art.

During this two-day class, you will create your own garden journal, by merging scrapbooking, sketch-booking and mindful-journaling with botanical illustration. After exploring the house and garden at Newark Park, you can take inspiration for illustrating your own garden - whether that's your allotment, balcony, or back garden plot.

We will cover a wide range of skills including, creative journaling, observational drawing and painting botanicals, as well as visual elements that don't involve drawing. A beginner will have the chance to test materials and learn watercolours under guidance, while advanced students will have the opportunity to branch into their own creative practice, inspired by the course content.

All materials will be provided, including an A5 watercolour sketchbook and garden specimens. However, please bring a selection of things from your garden that inspire you.

Lunch is not included but tea, coffee, and cake will be on hand all day. You're welcome to bring a picnic or use the cafe on site. Admittance to Newark park is included in this class, please wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoor walking.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £120.00
    Adult

The basics

Booking details
Call 07584436655
Booking via www.valerian.co.uk
Suitability
Adults only
Meeting point
Outside Newark house
What to bring and wear
Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoor walking.
Accessibility
The workshop is on the first floor of the house which is accessed via a flight of stairs. If you would like more information about the accessibility and walk involved in this workshop please get in touch with Emma at emma@valerian.co.uk
Other
Booking via www.valerian.co.uk

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