Children's Drawing Course - Petersfield Physic Garden

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Half Term Art Classes
Calling all 8-10 year olds! I am really excited to be running two short drawing courses at Petersfield's Physic Garden in May half term. Working in small groups we will look at lots of ways of drawing from observation, using pencil, charcoal, pastels and liquid watercolour. Each course will run over two consecutive mornings, from 10am-12pm, with a break in the middle. The first morning will be all about exploring scale, line and materials, and learning to look. On the second morning, weather permitting, we will put everything into practice and draw in the garden!
To book a place either Tuesday 29th May and Wednesday 30th May OR Thursday 31st May and Friday 1st June, please email

Children's Art in the Physic Garden
In a new venture for the Garden, artist Vicki Ostersen has been teaching a group of 8-10 year old children how to draw from observation. She has been using organic things that can be found in the Garden such as rocks, twigs and leaves.
She was ably assisted by Paddy Daws who is an ex-teacher and volunteer gardener.
Vicki's description of the recent short course may be put into a nutshell as follows:
      'We spent two sessions exploring scale, quality of line, light and shadow and finding ways to draw from observation with confidence. We started with pens and pencils, and moved on to different grades of pencil, as well as charcoal, chalk, oil pastel and liquid watercolour. The sun shone for the last session and we went into the garden looking for interesting plants to draw. With a selection of leaves, harvested by Paddy, we made A3 'final pieces' using all the materials introduced in the first two mornings.'
Vicki is hoping to run further courses during the summer but more information about her work can be found on her Facebook page, Treefrog Art or on her

Examples of the children's Artwork may be seen below
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