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Mariners’ Tales: Sketching Bristol

19 September @ 10:00:20 September @ 16:30

Sketching in Bristol
<p style=”text-align: center;”><span style=”color: #ffffff;”><em>Ideal for: A weekend away with a friend, Art groups, History lovers, Photographers, Walkers</em></span></p>


Straddling the River Avon, Bristol has a huge maritime significance. The harbourside, shipyards and iconic suspension bridge are just a few reminders of its history and importance during the industrial revolution of the 19th century. A vibrant and cultural city, there are sketch opportunities at every turn.

During these fun workshops we’ll base ourselves in Clifton near the Observatory. From here we can study the impressive architecture of the Merchant Mariners and explore the city centre and harbourside. Suitable for all levels, in this fun 2 days you’ll overcome your fear of the blank page and explore different page layouts and alternating techniques for different subjects. Working with pencil, ink and watercolour we’ll go through the essentials of drawing on location, and how the use of colour and different tonal values can influence a sketch.

If you haven’t sketched before or are lacking confidence with watercolour, these workshops are for you!

<strong>Sample itinerary </strong>

<strong>Times: 10am – 4.30pm (with a pause for lunch) </strong>
For anyone arriving Friday evening there will be a welcome drink at 6pm
<li><strong>Saturday 20 June:</strong> We’ll start by the Harbourside for the essentials of travel sketching ‘on the go’ and how to work with watercolour. We’ll work with different techniques to create a vibrant story of the sea.</li>
<li><strong>Sunday 21 June:</strong> After a warm up sketch in the lovely streets of Clifton village we’ll be heading to the Observatory for an alternative look at perspective drawing before descending to the boatyards.</li>
<strong>Suggested accommodation:</strong>

<a href=”https://www.hotelduvin.com/locations/bristol-avon-gorge/?utm_source=google&amp;utm_medium=organic&amp;utm_campaign=avon-gorge-gmb” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>The Avon Gorge Hotel</a>
<a href=”https://goo.gl/maps/qTcu2kKbJjfgTbSV9″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>The Rodney Hotel</a>
<a href=”https://goo.gl/maps/yYgAmd54oTYgrMxw8″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Channings Hotel</a>
<a href=”https://goo.gl/maps/YJMqmNctjAqCgZE2A” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>The Clifton Hotel</a>
<a href=”https://goo.gl/maps/AMPEYURtbcNv6em2A”><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Victoria Square Hotel</span></a>

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<strong>Recommended materials:</strong>
Sketchbook, Portable sketching stool, Basic watercolour travel set, waterproof fineliner pens
Watercolour brush, HB/B/2B pencil, eraser, sharpener.  A sketch kit can be purchase on arrival if arranged in advance.

<em>A detailed materials list will be sent with booking confirmation or by request. Please <a href=”mailto:emailme@annettemorris.art”>emailme@annettemorris.art</a> if you would like any further information.</em>


<strong>Additional notes:</strong>
There will be some walking up and down hills and steps, so please wear comfortable footwear and bring a waterproof in the event of inclement weather.

Workshops at Cass Art Saturday 12 September

19 Sept Ink and Watercolour Sketching for Beginners £4019 Sept Beautiful Bristol Buildings £40Saturday 19 September both workshops £60

Workshops at Cass Art Sunday 13 September

20 Sept Urban Sketching for the Terrified! £4020 Sept Sketching people and places £40Sunday 20 September both workshops £60

Bristol Workshops 19 & 20 September 10am-4.30pm

Mariners' Tales Weekend workshops both days £150Beginners day Saturday 19 September only (£80)

Bristol Workshops 18 & 19 June 2021 10am-4.30pm

Mariners' Tales Weekend workshops both days £150Beginners day Saturday 20 June only (£80)

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19 September @ 10:00
20 September @ 16:30
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Annette Morris
+33 7 86 14 16 39


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