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Mariners’ Tales: Sketching Bristol

20 June @ 10:00:21 June @ 16:30

Sketching in Bristol


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Sketching Bristol
£ 150.00
5 available

Ideal for: A weekend away with a friend, Art groups, History lovers, Photographers, Walkers


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!

Sample itinerary

Times: 10am – 4.30pm (with a pause for lunch) 
For anyone arriving Friday evening there will be a welcome drink at 6pm

  • Saturday 20 June: 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.
  • Sunday 21 June: 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.

Suggested accommodation:
The Rodney Hotel
Channings Hotel
The Clifton Hotel
Victoria Square Hotel

Recommended materials:
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.

A detailed materials list will be sent with booking confirmation or by request. Please emailme@annettemorris.art if you would like any further information.


Additional notes:
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.


20 June @ 10:00
21 June @ 16:30
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Annette Morris
+33 7 86 14 16 39


Bristol, BS8 United Kingdom