Portrush Walk + Sketch Afternoon Session

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Join artist Heather Byrne for a relaxing outdoors walk and sketch around Portrush town centre as part of the SWELL FESTIVAL on Sunday 2 October.

A sketch, by its very nature is a rapidly executed freehand drawing done to record scenery or demonstrate ideas. Sketches can be made in any drawing medium, and is an essential practice for artists, in planning and developing concepts or improving visual skills as a student. Sketches represent the essence of drawing: full of life and rhythm.

Walk & Sketch takes you on a journey around the beautiful local scenery, to discover or re-discover places, while connecting you physically to the landscape, through the rhythm of your walk and your drawings. By taking the time to stop and look around, to trace lines on a paper while breathing fresh air, you will experience a unique connection to the place, and a sense of well-being. No need for previous artistic knowledge, Heather will guide you through the first steps.

Suitable for ages 18+ years ONLY. Sessions will last approximately 90-120 minutes, depending on weather.

WHEN: Sunday 2 October 2022 either at 11am or 2pm. *This booking is for the 2pm session. You can book the morning session separately*

WHAT TO WEAR: Walk & Sketch takes place in around accessible walking area so you can wear basic walking shoes, or trainers. Make sure to bring waterproof and warm clothing, as we will spend one to two hours outside.

WHAT TO BRING: a small backpack with water and snacks, and your art material (sketchpad, pencils, sharpener, rubber are the essential or/ and any other medium you would like to use, such as ink, charcoal, markers, watercolour, colour pencils…). You can bring a bunch of papers (a minimum of 10 pages) stapled together if you don’t have a sketchpad, but remember to take a hard surface such as an A4 piece of solid cardboard and clips to keep your paper down.

WHERE TO MEET: Meet outside Portrush Town Hall on Mark Street.

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