Sketching Chickens in the Garden

This course gives you an opportunity to draw hens and cockerels as they naturally range around the beautiful cottage garden at Starnash Farmhouse in rural Sussex. Suitable for beginners as well as more experienced artists, we look at the basic shapes and movement of the poultry to capture their gesture and charm. All materials are provided – I have a wide selection of art materials to try – and tea, coffee and homemade cake keep up the energy levels. I give guidance as to how to get started and even if you’ve not drawn for some time, with observation and practise, you will be surprised at what you can achieve in the time spent in the garden. It is a brilliant ‘warm up’ for field sketching wild birds!

Fantastic for hen parties, small groups, families, and birthday presents. Great for groups and celebrations for up to 10 people, including corporate and team-building. Generous parking space available.

What’s included?

Drawing boards, paper, pencils, pens and erasers. Refreshments: tea, herbal tea and cafetière coffee with homemade cake.

£40 per person. Discounts for group bookings. Courses run from 10am for 2 hours.

2023 dates: tbc

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Sketching Chickens in the Garden Workshop

2 hour course including all materials and refreshments.