What can we discover when we look closer, further, slower?
Join us for a drawing workshop all about being inquisitive with our sense of sight, taking a slow approach to the landscape and connecting with nature through creativity.
We welcome artist, Jessica Emsley to Kendal for this outdoor art workshop focusing on deeper observation, and how we might engage with nature through creativity.
Together, we will explore the area of Scout Scar as we look closer at this local landscape. Participants will be led through a series of experimental drawing exercises, casting vision out into the distance before bringing the focus back to those things nearby, and ultimately ourselves in the landscape.
We will take a slow and relaxed approach to the workshop with no pressure to make anything in particular, instead enjoying the experience of being outside and connecting with the landscape.
Drawing activities divided by short periods of walking, taking in landscape and giving participants opportunity to talk and reflect on drawing.
Arrivals, introductions, and grounding activity
Wild Drawing: Casting vision out into distance, bringing attention closer, focusing on the internal/external and our position in the landscape
Rounding off over hot tea and cake
Location: Scout Scar, meeting at Scout Scar carpark on Underbarrow Road (5 minutes from Kendal by car, 1 hour on foot via Golf Course).
What do you need:
Materials will be provided, but it is suggested participants bring a mug for tea, an umbrella, and warm clothes.
In case of poor weather (more than light drizzle), the workshop will be cancelled and participants will be refunded. Please note, this is a guided art activity rather than a guided walk, however we will be out in the elements on rocky/ grassy ground and it is important you feel comfortable - please ask any questions if you have concerns.
About Jessica Emsley
Jessica Emsley is an artist and walker, and an advocate for engagement with nature and the outdoors through creativity. Her work as both artist and facilitator aims to explore new forms of creative process, with particular focus on creative engagement with nature.