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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Workshop/Course, from 30 May 2020, £70

Drawing rural animals

Drawing rural animals

Details

The workshop will cover steps on how to draw animals using simple shapes and lines, the concept of gesture drawing combined with observation and basic animal anatomy. You will have plenty of opportunities to observe, sketch and photograph animals on the farm. We will also focus on the importance of sketchbooks and you will use your sketches, photos and notes to create a finished piece of artwork in your choice of medium. You’re also welcome to experiment using water-soluble brush pens.

Jayne Lancaster is a graduate of the University of Cumbria with a Foundation Degree in Drawing. Jayne specialises in drawings and illustrations detailing agricultural and rural wildlife taking great inspiration from the farming and countryside environment. As well as private commissions for animal portraits, Jayne exhibits and sells artworks
regularly both locally and further afield and has run successful demonstrations, workshops and art courses in animal studies for local art groups. Jayne has participated in a number of community artworks including the Go Herdwick public art trail in the Lake District and creating a large scale mural for the Outward Bound Trust.
The workshop will be at Cowshed Creative, based in a converted Cumbrian barn on our traditional Lakeland Farm. The art studio is a stunning open plan space with plenty of room to wander outside and take inspiration from the amazing Lakeland landscape and environment of the peaceful Kentmere valley. Make it a special break and stay in one of our luxury camping pods on the farm.

All our tutors are carefully selected professionals and experts with extensive teaching experience. Whilst this is a relatively new venture, George, who has set up Cowshed Creative, has many years of experience programming and running creative courses at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal and for Cumbria Adult Education.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 30 May 2020 10:00 to 16:30
Sun 4 Oct 2020 10:00 to 16:30
All workshops need to be pre-booked. Please do not turn up on the day without booking.

Prices

£70fee includes some great tuition, a stunning venue and a tasty 2 course lunch with home baked bread, cake and refreshments throughout the day. We like to finish the day with a cup of tea and slice of cake. Eat outside or enjoy lunch by the wood burner.

There is no additional material costs but students are expected to bring their own art materials. You are welcome to try water-soluble brush pens and they will be available to buy from Jayne on the day.

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Plan to deliver workshops for kids and families - setting up adult programme first.

Address

Browfoot Farm,
Staveley,
Kendal,
Cumbria,
LA8 9JQ

Directions

Plan route to Cowshed Creative using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 460001  Lat: 54.39424 Long: -2.83175

From the A591 turn into Staveley and follow the road until you reach the village hall. Turn following the sign to Kentmere for 1 mile. The road turns right over a bridge. Ignore this and go straight on up Browfoot Lane, keeping left of the river, for about 2 miles. Goose Howe is the property before us. Four fields further, on the right, there's a sign on the right hand wall for Browfoot Farm. Turn in here. Down the drive; The Cowshed is ahead on the left, with the sign on the wall. For the car park take a right at the two red doors, past farm buildings and left just beyond the grey corrugated tin barn.

Lifts can be arranged from Staveley Train Station.

Parking: free

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas steps and no ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 9
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system

Notes

Service dogs allowed - discussion would need to take place when certain processes being used aren't safe for a dog

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