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Upton Country Park has teamed up with professional artist Julie Herring to bring you the ‘Drawing from Nature’ series of classes that span the seasons and make the most of the natural beauty of Upton Country Park. With Julie's expert guidance you will be able to gain advice on how to improve your drawing skills during the classes.

Julie Herring is a local artist with her own Earth Art & Design studio and classroom at Furzebrook in Purbeck; she specialises in teaching and encouraging observational drawing skills inspired by nature.

All classes run from 10am - 12.30pm, and will meet at the Education Centre by the Tea Rooms.

‘Walk and Draw’ is an outdoor class that involves a gentle stroll through the Country Park, contemplating landscapes such as parkland, shoreline, woodland, the walled garden and duck pond to observe and draw seasonal subjects.

‘Walk and Draw’ classes take place on the first Sunday of each month from February - November:

‘Nature Journal’ is an informal and friendly drawing class that will take place either during a gentle walk within the Country Park or as an indoor activity, each Tuesday of every other month through the seasons starting in March:

Classes cost £15 per adult (over 16s only); refreshments & Julie’s guidance included, all abilities welcome and no booking required. If you attend three consecutive ‘Nature Journal’ sessions you can enjoy the 4th for just £5.

You will need a cartridge paper sketchbook and 2B/soft pencils (coloured pencils optional). You are welcome to bring a folding seat, binoculars and camera should you wish to.

Drawing from Nature classes throughout the seasons 2018