The Living Classroom (Norton Lane, Durweston, Blandford. DT11 0QE.)
is a very special place in a beautiful glade in the woods. It is a great opportunity to spend the day walking, looking and drawing in a very unique environment as there is no vehicle access to the site outside of specified dates and courses.
The Living Classroom is run by the Dorset Coppice Group. It comprises an area of approximately 30 acres of mixed, broadleaved woodland known as Bonsley Wood, together with a classroom, toilets, water and power.
Using paper, pen, ink, brush and natural drawing implements, we will explore different ways of making bold marks and strong images. We will also learn techniques using washes (watery ink) and wax resist to produce some exciting and unexpected results. If you ever felt your drawing and mark making needed new vitality...this could be for you.
Classes are very relaxed and are for all abilities. We can start inside the Living Classroom with the big double doors opening into the woods and then, weather permitting, work outside where there are numerous beautiful places to sit and settle in. There will be plenty of help and tuition during the day.
All materials are provided. £65. Maximum 8 people
Teas and coffees supplied. Bring a packed lunch.
Pen and ink sketches using natural drawing implements
Wax resist and washes
Learning about making your own natural inks
Experimenting with monotype printing and mixed media