Friday, 22 July 2016

Ingrebourne Valley, Hornchurch Country Park......

I am very happy to say that I will be teaching again at Hornchurch Country Park come September. I first grew to love it through my kids, who love it here, I think because it's full of little nooks and crannies you can explore plus it has a giant concrete aeroplane in the playground area, what kid wouldn't love that. Over the past few months from teaching there I've grown to love it even more. Everybody there is incredibly friendly from the dog walkers to the visitor centre staff. Plus, like the kids, I love going off the beaten track to discover a few hidden gems like these......
 These cows gave much pleasure to one of my lessons as they kept running past the window : )

It is full of inspiration and I cant wait to start teaching there using a little colour this time rather than just drawing.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

A little art on location......

It was a little sad as all of my courses have finished now for the summer. But what better way to finish than with a little art on location. For the finale of the drawing class we did some life drawing within Hornchurch Country Park taking it in turns to draw each other and passers by. 

For my classes based at Bower Park Centre at Havering Adult College we went up the road to Bedford's Park. I've been coming here for years ever since I was a little girl so it holds strong memories for me but there's something about the view across London that make it extra special. There are so many views and different aspects to choose from around the Visitor Centre which has a terrace, seating, canopy and most importantly loos : ) which make it an ideal location to sit, draw and paint. The soundtrack of the birds and wind rustling through the leaves make it so calming and relaxing. 

A perfect way to end the art classes.......

Monday, 11 July 2016

My Students Summer Show.......

I am very excited to announce that I am holding an exhibition of my students work. They have produced amazing work and I am very proud of everything they have achieved. This is a joint exhibition from my Drawing class, Watercolour class and the Drawing and Painting class. So there will be a great mix of different art works. Ingrebourne Valley Visitors Centre are letting us have their education room on Sunday 7th August to show our work.

I'm also doing some drop in sessions on the day so come along, sit down and relax with the amazing view across the park and have a go at a little drawing or painting. What better way to spend a Sunday.

Taking place on Sunday 7th August from 10am until 4pm. If you walk into the Visitors Centre, follow it through to the cafe and we'll be on the left, you wont be able to miss us. 

Hopefully see you there,