Sunday, 17 November 2013

On The Banks Of The Humber...

As part of the BTEC Year One landscape unit, we planned to visit the Water's Edge Nature Reserve and the Ropewalk, Barton.
Above you can see Tas working hard in the lesson before our adventure, practising en plein air drawing techniques.
Two handed drawing?
You go girl!
And here we are, sun shining and sketch books at the ready...

Getting set up and ready for work...

The life of an intrepid artist can be challenging you know!
Mixing those beautiful neutral colours.
Good use of those complementaries Lizzy!

Loving the wellies and jacket combo Serena!

Alex, the artist and philosopher!

We were also extremely lucky to have Richard Hatfield speak to us about his work.

New River 3
Oil and Acrylic
We learnt a great deal about his artistic practice, painting techniques and his role in the Ropewalk.
Oil and Acrylic
Here are some examples of the en plein air landscape paintings produced on the day.
Well done chucks!
Many thanks to The Waters Edge nature reserve and to Richard at The Ropewalk.
Tim Needham
Richard Hatfield
The Ropewalk
October 26 - December 1 2013


  1. gawd i loved this post! This makes me desperate to learn again! so excited to see all you guys and what you are doing, just wanna come play as well xxxxx

  2. Looks like an amazing and inspiring day. Love taking students out and about to shake up their work.

  3. what a lucky class! I need to summon up the courage to do some kind of drawing/painting class. I love puddling around but have little skill.

  4. Thanks for loverly comments.
    They are a joy and we had a fab day!

  5. Great photos, what a trip down memory lane, think I could have stayed at art college for the rest of my life, perhaps I should have thought about training as a tutor then it would have been possible.

  6. They certainly keep you on your toes and it's never, ever boring!
    They really are a talented bunch, I am very lucky.
    Bet you would be a fab tutor x


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