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Sketch Club


We are delighted to have teamed up with local artist Sarah Hercod to offer family friendly Sketch Club sessions here at Botelet.  Sketch Clubs have been designed specifically for parents/carers and their children.  Every session offers the chance for you to:

* expore sketching tools and techniques

* make choices, change your mind, sit back and reflect

* take risks and experience a range of results - be it planned or spontaneous

* develop your own sketching interests and ideas

* enjoy learning and creating alongside your children


There's absolutely no pressure to do anything at all other than explore the world at the tip of your pencil, and Sarah will use her unique teaching style to encourage, challenge and guide you through the activities.  


Local families are welcome to join, as are those staying at Botelet.  Please note that parents or carers must accompany children.  Children (and adults!) of all ages are welcome, no experience required.


Upcoming Sketch Clubs are detailed below...


Summer Sketch Club runs every Friday in August from 1 to 2.30pm.   You'll get to play with mark-making, colour-mixing, shape and composition activities, and families who book in for the five sessions will have the chance to work towards a final piece where they can put into practice all of the skills they have learnt during the course.  


Summer Sketch Club costs £8 for each per per week, or £40 per person for the full five week course, this includes all resources.    


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Autumn Sketch Club

A one-off Autumn Sketch Club will take place on Friday 26th October from 1 - 2.30pm.  You'll construct your own mini sketch book and try out a range of sketching techniques whilst observing the changing colours of the season.

Costs £8 per person, including all resources.


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Advent Illustration Sketch Club

A one-off Advent Illustration Workshop will take place on Saturday 24th November from 1 - 2.30pm.  Just in time for the start of December, you'll create an interactive advent calendar that can be duplicated and shared with family and friends.  During the session you'll get to play with illustration techniques such as composition, characterisation and design to create an image representing everything that excites you about the season.  We'll be based in the Pig House at Botelet for this session where the woodburner, mulled apple juice and warm mince pies will keep us cosy whatever the weather.

Costs £15 per person, including all resources.


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Easter Sketch Club

A one-off Easter Sketch Club will take place on Friday 12th April from 1 - 2.30pm.  You'll get to play with charcoal and pastels during this session, and Sarah will share some tips on how to draw British wildlife.

Costs £8 per person, including all resources.


Sketch Club places are limited, please contact Sarah for more information or to book your places - sarahhercod@gmail.com or 07974 317 437


More about Sarah ...

Sarah is an artist and illustrator with a joyful style which she uses across a range of mediums and materials such as painting, printing and the digital arts.  Sarah has over twenty years experience of pre-school and primary school teaching, and she particularly enjoys working with families, especially seeing adults and children grow together.