Walk and sketch in the park, 2016

series of free walking and sketching events

Lead artists: Sharon Kelly and Cilla Wagner

Ends 04 September 2016

Walk and sketch in the park is series of free walking and sketching events in 6 of Belfast's city parks during this summer. Participants are invited to join artists Sharon Kelly and Cilla Wagner for a gentle walk through the park with regular stops to sketch, draw or watercolour at various locations. Participants will be supported and encouraged by the facilitating artists to observe and visually translate the world around them by using materials provided at the event (pencils, charcoal and wet media such as watercolour and pen/wash). Sketches will be made by observing the surrounding landscape in the immediate park and natural world (flowers, plants and trees) and any architecture of the park (gateways, buildings, bridges). Views from the parks will also provide subject matter for sketching.
The facilitating artists will provide artistic support and encouragement so that participants feel able to try sketching at their own pace. Some demonstration of techniques will take place but this is primarily an enjoyable, participatory event activity.

The WALK & SKETCH sessions in Belfast City Parks take place on Sundays between 3- 5pm on the following dates and locations

19 June: Barnett Demesne Park, BT9 5PB
03 July: Botanic Park, BT7 1LP
24 July: Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park, BT17 9LA
14 August: Waterworks, BT14 6NG
28 August: Cavehill Country Park, BT15 5GR
04September: Victoria Park, BT4 1JT

Sessions are free but participants should book as places are limited. Basic materials will be provided. Dress for the weather!

To book your place for one, several or all sessions please email: wideskies[at]virginmedia.com  For more information and images of work see.

This project is supported by a Belfast City Council Parks Grant.