Come and join us for a Sketch and Stroll at Bradgate Park!

Led by local artist Richard Trigg, this event is suitable for participants with no art or drawing experience. Richard will guide you through different sketching techniques, offering hints and tips to help you unleash your creativity.

Date: Saturday 15th June 2024

Start Time: 10 am prompt start

Finish Time: 12:30 pm at Hallgates car park

Meeting Point: Hallgates Car Park LE7 7HQ (by the main wooden gates)

Parking: Hallgates car par LE7 7HQ. Pay & Display, cash and card accepted

Each Sketch and Stroll will start at a new location each month across Bradgate Park (each session is sold separately). Richard will meet you at your starting point to guide you across the morning in a delightful exploration of the Park selecting some of the best locations and points of interest to observe and capture the Park on paper. 

Bradgate Park offers a wild and rugged landscape with dramatic rocky outcrops and gnarled old oak trees, many of which are well over 500 years old. The landscape offers some of the finest views and is rich in history, with a wild herd of red and fallow deer, the ruins of Bradgate House, Old John Folly and the beautiful winding River Linn.

This session will take you past the open stretches of Cropston Reservoir, the Deer Barn building and our densest population of ancient and veteran oak trees. 

This unique event will offer the opportunity to socialise and connect with fellow artists in a relaxed outdoors environment, whilst unwinding in nature. Creativity and beautiful sketches are guaranteed!

What to bring:

  • Sketchbook or drawing pad – can be any size but needs to be portable. We recommend A6/A5/A4.
  • Drawing pencils or pens
  • Optional: Any preferred art materials or mediums such as watercolour, charcoal and pastels.
  • Comfortable walking shoes and outwear suitable for all weather.
  • Optional: kneeling pad, blanket or portable stool. There are plenty of perching areas in the park on rocks and benches.
  • Water bottle and snacks

Don't have any art materials?

Not a problem, we can supply you with an A4 sketchpad, pencil and fine-line pen to get you sketching for £6. Please select and pay with your ticket below. 

Please note:

  • This is an outdoor session that will go ahead in all weather conditions, except in the case of extreme weather that threatens the safety of our staff and visitors.
  • Richard will be your guide for the session, but your safety, and the safety of staff, volunteers and other visitors are dependent on your responsibility at all times, throughout the session.
  • We are unable to make refunds for this session, except in the circumstance of the session being cancelled due to extreme weather conditions.
  • This event is designed for adults but is suitable for children aged 14 +.  Please note: children under the age of 18 must have an accompanying adult attending the session with them.

Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price
Sketch and Stroll -15th June - Hallgates

Sketch and Stroll -15th June - Hallgates

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Sketchpad/Pencils &Pen

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