We’re combining art and food for a morning beneath the trees with Surrey Art School founder, Ellie Green, followed by a seasonal feast.
Our food and art collaborations guarantee a warm welcome, a gentle dose of mindful creativity and a feast cooked over our flickering flames, inspired by seasonal, local ingredients.
We’ll start with ‘mindful looking’ using our eyes to scan the bare branches of the trees, looking for texture, changes in colour, light and noticing where the shadows fall. We’ll then be reaching for our oak gall inks and with some tuition from Ellie, will learn how to use our brush effectively to record the shapes and forms of the forest.
We’ll spend the rest of the morning creating dreamy winter studies of the woodland – playing with washes and working with a range of different brushes and brush strokes to capture our surroundings.
Following the workshop, we’ll sit down around our shared dining tables for a two-course lunch.
Our woodland glen is based on a beautiful private estate in South Nutfield, just outside of Redhill, a 30 minute direct train from London. We are fully covered with our woodland shelter in the event of wet weather, but please do ensure to dress appropriately.
This workshop is suitable for beginners and Ellie’s gentle and mindful approach to teaching will encourage your confidence levels to bloom and your technical skill to blossom.