This two-day course provides an introduction to drawing and watercolours, as well as an opportunity for you to experiment under guidance. Diaries can have all sorts of purposes and, with the growing popularity of bullet journals, sketchbooks and gratitude diaries, their positive effects on mindfulness and mental health are widely promoted. To keep a journal in some form is a popular ambition but rarely seen beyond the first few pages, which is understandable; writing an entry every day can seem a daunting commitment. As such, this weekend is also a chance to create a lasting habit of journalling which can either be kept purely for travel, or transition to a year-round sketchbook. Saturday
- Morning: Book-binding – make your own pocket journal.
- Afternoon: Painting seashells and local, seasonal flora – An introduction to watercolours.
- Morning: Illustrating food, drink and culture.
- Afternoon: The journey – landscapes, buildings, and accommodation.
What's included in the price
All materials are provided. However, you are welcome to bring along any art supplies that you’d like to test out. You may also like to bring: - Shells or flowers that you’d like to paint (Saturday) - Photographs of food and drinks from trips away (Sunday) - Photographs of landscapes and places from trips away (Sunday) Accommodation: You will be staying in our stylish accommodation on site. The Barrel Store accommodation will be reserved for students for the whole weekend and you will each have a room of your own. 2-night stay includes Friday 21st October & Saturday 22nd October. An additional 1-night stay on Sunday 23rd October is an optional extra. Catering: This weekend course is fully catered, an evening meal as well as breakfast and lunch are provided in the cost of your workshop. A welcome dinner will be served at 8pm on Friday 21at October. Breakfast will be served from 8am – 10am on Saturday and Sunday.