Sketch and Walk (flowers and trees)

Ockment Centre, Okehampton

Who is this course for?

Sketch and Walk in your local area. This is a great opportunity to improve your drawing skills and enjoy the great outdoors.

We will focus on drawing flowers and trees in all their glory.

Course content

1.You will learn how to improve your flower and tree drawing skills.

2.You will be able to enjoy the great outdoors.

By the end of the course:

1. You will take home sketch book pages of your flower and tree drawings to further develop at home if you would like to.

2. You will feel invigorated by the walk and more connected to the great outdoors.

Support and feedback

Your tutor will be there for constant support and advice.

Additional costs and requirements

No experience is necessary.

1. Bring your own favourite pens and pencils.

2. Bring a sketchbook. A waterproof bag to keep it safe.

3. Please bring along two examples of your favourite artist’s flower and tree drawings. A printout or image on your phone/iPad would be useful.

4. Please wear clothing and footwear suitable for walking in changeable weather.

5. Bring snacks and a drink if you like.

You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged 19 or over on 31st August 2019 and your household income below £15,276 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.”

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Not necessary.

About the tutor

With Deborah as your tutor, expect enthusiasm and passion for the subjects’ taught, in a calming, inclusive, fun and inspiring environment. You will have time to enjoy the creative process, learn new skills, improve your mental and physical wellbeing and gain motivation to progress and achieve your personal best.

Deborah graduated from Saint Martin’s School of Art with a BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Design and also achieved an MA Degree in Graphic Design, at Central Saint Martin’s. She has gained many unique experiences, collaborating with other artists and designers.

Deborah is from the West Country, where she runs her own Art, Craft, Design and Horticulture business. She is a practising artist, designer and gallery owner. She has exhibited and sold art work in the South West of England, Scotland and London.

She has recently won a Gold Award for Garden Design and has created Art and Design work for the BBC and MTV. She has also worked at the Tate Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Deborah has been interviewed on BBC Radio about her creative approach to teaching courses, where she passionately promotes the creative use and benefits of sustainable materials, especially plants. Her Sketch, Sculpt and Plant Walks are multi-sensory and interactive in the natural environment. Her work transcends the boundaries of genre and media: it’s thought-provoking work about the pressing concerns of the day and is often refreshingly humorous.

Deborah has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, from the University of London, Institute of Education, specialising in Art and Design. She is a qualified teacher of Art, Craft, Design and Horticulture. She has taught learners of all ages and abilities, for many years. She has been a Head of Art and Design. She teaches across Primary, Secondary, Alternative Provision, and Adult and Community education.

Start date04 June 2020
End date04 June 2020
Start time12:30
End time15:30
Concessions not available