Friday 1 June 2018, 11-1pm

Duration: 2 hours


Free, public event
Booking recommended


Manor Park Country Park, St. Leonards St, West Malling ME19 6PE
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Ash Markings: Charcoal Drawing Workshop

Join us as part of Manor Park Country Park's Open Day for an ash charcoal drawing workshop that celebrates ash trees in the landscape.

Artists such as John Constable, Henry Moore and David Nash have all taken inspiration from landscapes of ash trees. In this morning workshop we will draw some of the magnificent ash trees and wooded landscapes of  Kent County Council’s Manor Park Country Park. Sally Evans from the Mid Kent Downs Countryside Partnership will guide us across the estate and we will be taught some quick techniques to capture graphic sketches of ash trees in the landscape.  Using charcoal made from ash wood so that as the ash charcoal disappears into the paper we will work to create new memories of the landscapes of ash.

Manor Park Country Park is a country park in West Malling, Kent, England. The 52-acre (210,000 m2) park, formerly the private gardens of the nearby Douces Manor was purchased from the manor’s owners by Kent County Council in 1973 to be converted into a public open space. The park is legally protected as public recreational land in perpetuity by Fields in Trust as part of the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge

Ash Workshops

This event is part of our series of Ash Workshops taking place this summer. Join the mailing list or connect with us on social media and we’ll let you know when new walks are announced.

This walk and workshop is bought to you by the Mid Kent Downs Countryside Partnership and the Kent County Council Country Parks