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Drawn to Nature
Drawing and mixed media inspired by natural history
with Nik Pollard
Course Outline:
Nik Pollard will immerse you in the flora and fauna of the wild flower meadows and woodland around Rabley Drawing Centre. He brings his expert knowledge of natural history to this course, combined with his inspiring methods and practice based teaching. Working in the field and the studio he will take you beyond the observed to make rich interpretations of nature through drawing, mixed media and monotype. You will develop drawings and prints that capture the often-transient aspects of nature in atmospheric compositions and micro landscapes.
This course is individually tailored and therefore suitable for beginners and for those with experience.It is particularly suited to those interested in finding new ways to interpret landscape. You will receive individual and group tuition.
About the Artist:
Nik Pollard MA RCA was Rabley Drawing Centre’s artist in residence 2014. He is a fine artist and illustrator specialising in natural history. Working in the field is key to his practice. His fluid and vibrant drawings are underpinned by an extensive knowledge of nature’s flora and fauna. Alongside his experience as a tutor he will bring to light elements of the countryside that will excite and intrigue.
more about the artist...
Course includes:
Materials - Basic Materials are supplied. Additional specialist materials are available at cost.
Spacious Studio plus well equipped print room, art library. You will be working on location within the 700 acres of farmland surrounding Rabley Drawing Centre.
Course Review
Read our course review on the Rabley blog
Rabley Drawing Centre is located on the Ainslie family arable and dairy farm in the heart of the Marlborough Downs, Wiltshire. The farm is a higher-level conservation farm with extensive meadow, wild bird feeding areas and special habitats and woodland. This unique environment includes ancient burial mounds, Iron Age earthworks and the Roman road to the Roman settlement of Cunetio. Rabley Drawing Centre occupies a series of spacious Victorian red brick barns that now provide a beautiful gallery, drawing studio and well-equipped print room.
The centre offers short courses and termly studio and print sessions for developing artists from all creative fields. Exceptional artist - tutors offer professional and encouraging tuition in small groups.
Group Size: 9
Course Dates: FRI 12 - SUN 14 JUNE 2015
Times: 9.30 - 5pm
Course Duration: 3 days
Course Fee: £350
This course is now full. Please email us if you would like to be on the waiting list or notified by email when we plan to run the course again.
Treat yourself to lunch!

We are now offering participants a pre-prepared light lunch, typically consisting of a delicious filled sandwich or baguette and a cake. If you would like to add lunch to your course booking, click the button below to add lunch to your cart. Pay by debit/credit card or Paypal account at checkout. Lunches are £7.50 per day. 

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Is this the right course for you? Please contact us if you have any queries. Tel: 01672 511999 or email:
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