Join us in celebrating Summer by letting our stunning garden inspire your creative side! This June/July, we will be inviting you to join us for five different free arts-focused workshops – ‘Art in the Garden’. Through muisc, photography, painting, drawing and writing, we hope to make the most of our beautiful garden space, celebrating and enjoying its beauty. These relaxed, outdoor sessions will help us explore different artistic techniques and create art. As usual for OxGrow, we welcome people of all levels, from absolute novices to experts, to share the space in an inclusive and supportive environment. We’ll culminate the sessions with an exhibition event at the end of July.
**Painting and Drawing – 22nd June 6pm-8pm**
Come and paint or draw with us. This session will involve freestyle painting with watercolours, ink drawing; observational drawing using microscopes and sketching (or anything else you’d like if you have your own materials). Please bring your own art materials if you have them but if not we can provide some materials for sketching and watercolour painting.
**Leaf Printing and Collage – 29th June 6pm-8pm**
Come and create images by printing with leaves and vegetables and using natural materials to make collages. Artisits Jezella Pigott and Moez Kaudeer will support on this event.
**Take Great Photos – 13th July 6pm-8pm**
Capturing the perfect photograph is always harder than you think. Come along to learn and practice a few basic tips and tricks that can help you take attractive and eye-catching photos in any situation. This session will be led by freelance filmmaker Peter Lefort.
**Creative Writing – 20th July 6pm – 8pm**
The aim of this collaborative session, based on group exercises and nature themed poetry is to inspire participants to create their own poetry of, about or around the garden.
**Please bring snacks and drinks to share to all sessions.**
**Exhibition Event in colloboration with Hogacre Cafe – 30th July (exact timing tbc**
A chance to celebrate and share the art we have created together!
These sessions are part of OxGrow’s ‘Art in the Garden’ series of free workshops.
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