At Milford Beach Front there is plenty to sketch from, with sea, sky, buildings, boats, beach huts and people, and gulls! Heather will show you how to sketch directly on the spot, to bring what you see to your sketchbook page. No experience is necessary.

What to Bring?

Travel light! It is important to not bring everything and the kitchen sink, so a sketchbook and a pencil will suffice for the sketchbook walk. Or sketchbook and a pen, even a biro, or a few coloured pencils, or a few coloured pens. But ideally this will fit into a good sized pocket or a small bag.  The more you bring, the less you will use it all, and the more uncomfortable it will be to carry around a larger bag of materials.

A home made concertina sketchbook will be provided on the day for you to use and pencils will be provided, or bring your own sketchbook. If you like to draw bigger, than a A4 sketchbook or bigger might suit you, or generally a size about A5, or a square size about 6 “ or so will suffice. (Seawhite of Brighton make lots of lovely smaller sized sketchbooks. )

Session: Tuesday 25 June 2024, 10am-12pm

Tickets: £3* 

Location: Milford Beach Front, the location has a cafe, toilets and parking facilities. The Forest Arts Centre will email with meeting point and locations one day before the session due to the weather. Any cancelled sessions due to weather we will aim to reschedule. 

Tutor: Heather Jolliffe

Heather Jolliffe is a painter and art teacher who creates colourful, fresh, joyous paintings mainly from her native surroundings of the nearby Hampshire coastline and New Forest area. Heather finds constant inspiration in the flora and fauna to be found on the saltmarsh and many shingle beaches that form this particular stretch of coastline along the Solent, through all the seasons, combining spectacular landscape views with colour and light, textures and mark making.

Heather studied Fine Art painting at Bournemouth & Poole College of Art and then in London at the prestigious Royal Academy Schools of Art and has returned to her place of birth in Hampshire to establish herself as an atmospheric coastal painter and inspiring art teacher.  She has taught widely, with a variety of art sessions across the age groups, in schools, colleges and community locations, providing practical, informed art guidance to help people create their own art.

*Subsidised by by Culture in Common, more info available here. 

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Dates and times

  1. Tue 25 Jun 2024
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