Drawing trees

9.30am - 5pm Saturday 29th April

A full day drawing course run with the Big Tree Society and set in the beautiful grounds of Harestanes in the Scottih Borders.

Location:The Big Tree Society, Harestanes Visitor Centre, by Ancrum, Jedburgh, Scottish Borders TD8 6UQ

Workshop fee:£70.00 (includes all materials, hot drinks and tuition) For more information and booking click here»


Howden residency workshops

The following events are part of the 'Dialogue with trees' exhibition and residency at Howden Park Centre Livingston. Contact Howden for more information and bookings here »

Drop in and draw

10am – 1pm Saturday 28th January

Tansy Lee Moir will be hosting this drop-in drawing workshop in Howden’s gallery space, where you can try your hand at making drawings inspired by her exhibition and a selection of wood and other natural materials from her studio. Stay for as little or as long as you like, all materials provided.

Free, no booking needed

Drawing in the trees

10am – 1pm Saturday 25th February

Exhibiting artist Tansy Lee Moir will lead a drawing workshop inspired by some of Howden Park's trees. She will demonstrate her expressive drawing methods with charcoal, conté and pastel, giving guidance as you go out in the park to sketch the local trees.  All materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own photographs to work from in the studio.  No experience necessary, just an enthusiasm for trees and some suitable outdoor clothing.

Booking essential.  Ticket Price: £18 or £16 concession

Meet the trees

10am – 1pm Saturday 11th March

Accompany Tansy Lee Moir on a guided walk of Calder Wood and meet some of the trees that feature in the works produced during her West Lothian residency. During the woodland walk you will learn a little about its history and ecology, how it has changed through the centuries and how this ancient woodland site is managed now. Tansy will also talk about how her creative process has developed in response to the site.  Meet by the Fork & Field pub, Bank Street, Mid Calder.  Will involve moderate walking on paths and rough ground, outdoor clothing essential.

Free, Booking essential

Drawing in the trees

10am – 1pm Saturday 25th March

Resident artist Tansy Lee Moir leads this outdoor drawing workshop at Beecraigs Country Park, where she will introduce participants to some of her favourite drawing locations in the park and some of her sketching methods. Boards, paper and a range of materials suitable for drawing outdoors will be provided.  Meet in Balvormie car park.  Will involve easy walking on paths and rough grass, outdoor clothing essential.

Booking essential.  Ticket Price: £18 or £16 concession

Residency presentation and poetry reading

1.30 – 3.30pm Sunday 23rd April

This is the final event in the ‘Dialogue with trees’ series, where Tansy Lee Moir will present a selection of the new works produced during her residency alongside the current exhibition. She will discuss how her artwork has developed over the six-month period and how West Lothian locations have influenced its direction.  In addition, there will be a poetic response to the work and the subject from poet Steve Smart who has collaborated with Tansy throughout the spring, resulting in poems which will be read in public for the first time here at Howden.

Booking essential

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