Flower Sketching in Farleys Garden. Wed 23 Oct 2024 10am-3pm


We embrace the colour and beauty of autumn as Farleys House garden is put to bed for winter. We collect seed heads, dry grasses, leaves and ferns from the garden for our inspiration. With an emphasis on observational drawing, we look at the shape, form, texture and colour of our garden finds. Initially we draw from life and then create a composition that we can take into colour. Sketching materials provided. Tea and cake will be provided at 2.30pm.

If the weather is inclement, we will collect in the garden and continue the workshop in the comfort of the gallery space. 

A suggested materials list for working in colour will be provided on booking. 

Gilly Lovegrove trained at Central St Martins in London. She worked for many years as an illustrator in design and advertising.

Since 2006, Gilly has concentrated on portrait, still life and flower oil painting commissions working from her studio in Kent. She exhibits in London, Kent, Hampshire and Somerset. Her portrait painting was selected for the Ruth Borchard Exhibition at the Kings Place Gallery in London. Most recently, in 2021, her self-portrait painting was selected for the Turner Contemporary Open, Margate.

Gilly teaches portrait, still life and flower drawing and painting workshops to art groups, schools and has taught flower drawing at National Trust’s Sissinghurst Castle, Kent.

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Please arrive a few minutes before your class and check in at Farleys Gallery.

Sketching materials are provided.

What do you need to bring? Please wear comfortable, all terrain shoes. Please bring a packed lunch. 

Optional things you might like to bring: Blanket, umbrella, sketching stool/cushion

Tickets are non-exchangeable, non-refundable. Please be sure of your availability when you book. Thank you. 



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