Different methods of drawing, different drawing media
Wednesday, 16th August, 2017
10am – 4pm, delicious Yurt Cafe lunch included, £80/day
Suitable for all abilities
Spend a day by the River Test exploring different drawing techniques. You will be looking at Van Gogh and his mark making and developing your own vocabulary of marks.
You will be working in pencil, charcoal, pen, ink, and anything else we can find to help you capture something of the river and its environment.
Some materials will be provided and I will send a list of others things you will need to bring with you.
A delicious lunch will be included in the Yurt.
Please contact me if you would like more information about this course
Inventive Anti Rain Devices
Yesterday’s River Test outing was plagued from the start; it was meant to happen a month ago but bad weather and bad diary management meant it had to be postponed. Yesterday we battled with rain, cattle, TB testing, postmen and equipment falling in the river amongst other excitements. During one downpour the chairs doubled up as umbrellas.
Next month (August) the plan is to visit Mottisfont – if the weather is as changeable we can retire to the tearooms.
Monday 3rd July 10.00 at The Boot, Houghton
June was rained off, blown away, cancelled. We are going to try Houghton again!
If you mention ‘Houghton’ to fly fishermen they will think you are talking about the illustrious Houghton Fishing Club with its clubroom over the entrance to the Grosvenor in Stockbridge. The club owns some of the most renowned fishing on the river Test from Stockbridge, downstream through Houghton. It is very beautifully tended with streams, footbridges and glorious trees.
Most of the club water is inaccessible except for a stretch known locally as Sheep Dip Hollow. This spot was used for swimming, paddling, cooling off in the summer, and presumably for dipping sheep. The website below has a map and a few memories of childhood visits.
We will spend the day at Sheep Dip Hollow and along the footpath to the John Of Gaunt Lakes, on the King Somborne side of the valley.
Please join us; swimming costumes optional.
Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017
Longstock Garden Centre and Farm Shop, 10.00 for coffee rendezvous
The Bunny is a single track road that joins the Peat Spade pub, in Longstock with the Andover to Stockbridge road. This makes it sound a bit dull.
At one end the delightful pub will be a possible lunch spot. From here the road meanders across narrow bridges, through head-high bull rushes, by willows and streams. The eel traps and thatched fishing huts on one side of the road must be one of the most photographed settings in Hampshire – I had to queue for my moment to take the picture above.
The views from this track are the challenge for May.
Anyone is welcome to join us for the day. It doesn’t matter if this is your first step on the ‘journey’. Please contact me if you want to come along and I will tell you what it involves. Kate Measham