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Autumn Leaves at Westonbirt

Autumn Leaves at Westonbirt


Nature Walks and Art

Saturday 8th October 2022

Westonbirt Arboretum

10am – 4:30pm, £85

Booking required, Limited places available

In this workshop we will embrace the autumn colours whilst learning the basics of watercolour illustration. You will have the chance to explore Westonbirt's historic woodland, collecting leaves, acorns and late flowers to record on paper, and take home a beautiful, painted card, as well as the confidence to start your watercolour journey. Art and creativity is a fantastic way to incorporate nature into our lives and appreciate the changing seasons; there is no better place to immerse yourself in the autumn than the arboretum and no better way to get a close up look at those famous colours than to paint them!

All materials are provided, however, if you have a bountiful harvest from your garden, feel free to bring along a collection of natural things that you're inspired to paint. This workshop includes admission to the arboretum.

Lunch is not included, you are welcome to bring a packed lunch and chose a picnic spot, or enjoy the cafe on site. Tea, coffee, and cake will be on hand all day.

All materials are included, however if you have art supplies that you’d like to test, please feel free to bring them along.

Suitable for all levels of ability. For a 10% Student Discount, please get in touch before booking. This workshop includes admission to the arboretum. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoor walking.

Additional Information: Please note that dogs are not permitted in this class. Attendees should be 16 or over, younger teenagers will be considered if accompanied by an adult. If you'd be interested in doing a similar workshop with younger children, please get in touch – I'm happy to take on board suggestions.

Please don't hesitate to contact Emma with any questions particularly those related to accessibility and mobility, via:

Ms Emma Leyfield currently trading as 'Valerian'. The copyright to all images and graphics used within this website are owned by Valerian, or Valerian has sought the appropriate permissions to use them.

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