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Colour and Texture: 2 days Drawing and Painting Large Scale With Katie Sollohub


Saturday 26th August 2023 - Sunday 27th August 2023 | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Colour and Texture: 2 days Drawing and Painting Large Scale  With  Katie Sollohub

Spend one day drawing in charcoal, graphite and chalks, and one day painting with
gouache, acrylics and mixed media, making large scale layered, textured, abstract
The Sussex Prairie is a garden full of colour and texture, through which you are invited to
walk, for a full sensory immersive experience. On this 2 day workshop you will be given a
specific approach to drawing that uses structure and repetition to build up marks on a large
piece of paper, in response to the all-over sensation of being deeply immersed in the
flowerbeds. Using the same rhythmical, repetitive process with paint on day 2, will allow
you to ease into abstract painting by building up layers of tactile colour, evocative of the
sounds and smells of the garden, rather than the simply the ‘view’. Each day you will be
guided with meditation to tune into your senses, and given warm up exercises to draw and
gather materials directly from the garden. The larger scale drawings and paintings can be
made inside the studio or out in the garden, depending on the weather and your
Artists for inspiration include: Monet, Joan Mitchell, Patrick Heron, Bonnard, Adrien Berg, Cy Twombly
9am – 2pm each day (with access to the garden until 5pm each day)
Cost: £158 (includes garden entry fee, mini sketchbook and paper, hot drinks and biscuits 9am – 2pm))
Booking: email for payment details or pay direct
£40 deposit will secure a place
phone Katie on 07905244623 for info

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Sussex Prairie Garden

Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road (B2116),
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, West Sussex, BN5 9AT

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      Fraser BishopFraser Bishop
      10:50 11 Jul 22
      Wonderful garden well worth a visit. Great variety of plants showing so many ways of portraying a garden layout. Must comment on the great tea and cakes selection, our dog loved the doggy ice cream!
      Joan DaniellJoan Daniell
      15:13 06 Jul 22
      Beautifully planted area, in which you are encouraged to walk along paths between the plants so can be completely surrounded by foliage - a lovely effect.
      Peter WardPeter Ward
      08:40 28 Jun 22
      Beautiful garden, very relaxing, and bigger than you might think. Cafe is nice too
      Mike CleggMike Clegg
      16:07 08 Jun 22
      Tea room not brilliant nice cake but coffee in paper cup. No other options other then tea coffee and cake. Opening times short 1 to 5 but gardens beautiful