The Big Draw: Explore and Draw in Gisborough Priory Woodland Gardens

GPPSnowdropWalkPressRel14feb12-1This year’s Big Draw in Gisborough Priory Woodland Gardens will take place on Sunday 13 October, between 11am and 3pm. Visitors will be able to explore and draw, choosing from a range of creative activities that reflect the creatures and colours in the autumn gardens.

GPP_ArtistAtWorkVisitors can make a woodland beastie, a spooky spider or a creepy crawly, using the natural materials on offer, perhaps inspired by the creatures in the garden’s Gisbug Hotel.

There will also be the chance to try shadow drawing, capturing the shapes thrown on the ground by light shining through the trees. Visitors inspired by the autumn colours can record their artistic responses using the free materials on offer.

Members of other local art groups are expected to take the opportunity to draw and paint in the gardens, adding to the day’s artistic action. Visitors who want to get some expert tuition may join local artist, James McGairy, who will hold a drawing workshop between 1pm and 3pm. There will be a small charge for this.

As well as all the artistic activities, there will be storytelling throughout the day. Refreshments will be available, with a tempting variety of homemade cakes on offer. All funds raised will go towards the continuing work in the gardens.

Gisborough Priory Project volunteer, Judith Arber, said, “This is a great chance for everyone to be inspired by the beauty of the autumn gardens to create something special.”

Entry is free between 11am and 3pm. Access to the gardens is through Gisborough Priory.

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