Friday, 9 June 2017

Drawing & Painting Birds and Landscape in Orkney

Two consecutive days, EITHER Thursday 29th and Friday 30th June, OR Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th July.  Participants can join us for one day only if required.

Visitors and locals often remark on the quality of light in the North Isles.  The wonderful landscapes have inspired artists throughout the ages.  Why not book a day or two sketching and painting the wildlife and landscapes of Orkney with Tim Wootton (SWLA)  You will receive friendly and encouraging personal tuition for artists of any (or no) experience. 
A full day with tuition – £125 per person / Maximum of 5 people (packed lunch included)

Day 1 – The Uninhabited Isle; Birds, Flowers, Landscape and Silence.
Spend a day on one of Orkney’s remotest islands in a small, informal group sketching and painting the wildlife around us. 
Expect to see wonderful birds such as puffins, guillemots and razorbills; skuas and gulls – learn a little of their anatomy and how this information can be used to draw them.
The day includes small boat travel and an additional cost of £20-£30 depending on location.

Day 2 – Moorlands and Tidelines; A day of Two Halves.
This day will be split into two sessions; sketching the upland birds; arctic skuas, curlews and short-eared owls (hopefully).  This can be tailored to suit depending on the participants, from a brisk coastal walk to a gentle upland stroll; either will get us close (enough) to where the birds are.
We will then head for the beach!  Waders and gulls all congregate on rocky and sandy weed-strewn beaches to feed, preen and stretch, bathe and doze.  And we will be there to watch and sketch them.
Travel around the county and a packed lunch is included.

Contact:           01856 851470 (daytime)
                                                                        01856 751454 (evening/weekend)
                                                                        07812 483123 (mobile)