September will see Groves Nurseries launch a series of creative courses for adults. The 2 hour workshops will offer beginners the opportunity to learn from talented artists based here in Bridport.
The photography course will be run by John Norris a local photographer who has just returned from a photography assignment in India this Summer. John Norris is one of the UK’s foremost outdoor photographers and is a member of the Royal Photographic Society. This is a great opportunity to get some top tips from a seasoned professional who can help you get the most out of your camera (or phone!). Learn about composition & framing, light, focus and how to capture the beautiful details in natural world – John is also a keen gardener. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
If you have ever wanted to try stone carving Groves has a workshop for you. You will be given a chance to hit some stone and shown the beginners basics. Try your hand at some lettering and learn about the different types of local stone you can use. Peter Loizou is a brilliant stone carver based in Bridport who has won many awards and his work appears in large public projects such as the Buxton Monument in Weymouth as well as private collections around the South West.
Whether you’re a beginner or had some experience you will be able to learn some new techniques and try your hand. Let yourself be inspired the beautiful garden at Groves painting plants and flowers. You needn’t be a great painter to learn watercolours—just an interest in the medium. Suzanne Clements is a prodigious watercolour artist often seen working around Bridport. Originally from New York Suzanne will inspire unconfident beginners to explore their creative side.
Creative pursuits reduce stress and keep the brain healthy. Enough reason to have a go at a new art and craft workshop this Autumn – who knows where it could lead. Workshops will be on the following dates. Workshops include all materials.
Nature Photography - Thurs 5 Sep 10-12pm & 2-4pm £20 each session
Introduction to Stonecarving - Thurs 12 Sep 10-12pm & 2-4pm £20 each session
Introduction to Watercolour Painting - Thurs 19 Sep 10-12pm & 2-4pm £20 each session