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This workshop will be based in the gardens and orchard of National Trust property, Snowshill Manor, just a 5 min drive outside Broadway village.
Snowshill Manor is a beautiful Cotswold Stone manor house built c1550 and restored by architect, artist, poet and craftsman Charles Paget Wade. The terraced gardens here are the perfect place to unwind and to explore hidden vistas and quiet corners to enjoy your sketching.

This workshop focuses on using a viewfinder and thumbnail grid to crop and sketch multiple compositions across a sketchbook spread using mixed media (including ink and wash, sequential abstraction, colour blocking and found paper collage). The rhythm and momentum of the method makes for an immersive and productive session, resulting in an array of annotated miniature scenes, which may simply be a stand-alone pleasure or could feed into another creative process.

Please note that the workshop is being held at Snowshill Manor Gardens. There is a 15 minute uphill walk to the gardens and house and there are numerous steps and rough paths involved in moving around the gardens. If you have any concerns about accessibility please contact Julie Allen ahead of booking.

There will also be an option to explore the house itself (although sketching within the house will be limited to pencils only).

Tansy has 60k+ followers on Instagram under the name ‘palimpsestparade’ and she describes herself as a UK mixed media artist (landscape architect gone rogue). She runs online courses and workshops and we are absolutely privileged to welcome her here for this series of face to face workshops, which promise to inspire your future approach to sketching.

No experience necessary.

All materials for this workshop will be provided including the viewfinders, a small sketchbook, pens, waterbrushes, pencils, etc. However, if you’d prefer to bring along any of your own materials and sketchbooks please do so. 

You may wish to bring a seat to sit on whilst sketching. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and footwear.

There is a café onsite where you can purchase refreshments and lunch – or please bring your own.

NOTE: in the event of adverse weather forecast we may need to relocate this workshop to another location. 

Tickets £85  (12 available)

Tickets go on sale through the website at 10am on 11th March, and 1 week earlier (4th March) for Benefactors of the festival who qualify for Priority Booking. You can become a Benefactor for as little as £50, applications are now open.


The viewfinder:

Tansy Hargan Morning workshop



Snowshill Manor National Trust:

Snowshill Manor NT




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