WORKSHOP: Autumn Sketch Walk

Where: Woodend Conference Room, Woodend Creative Centre, Scarborough, YO11 2PW

When: Sat 16 Oct 2021, 10:00 – 12:30 BST

Tickets | (sliding scale) General Admission: £12.00 – free

In this workshop, you will be guided on a drawing tour of Scarborough South Bay and Valley Gardens, led by Savannah Storm (illustrator & drawing enthusiast), exploring all things Autumn. We will be sketching from life, recording the things we see around us into our sketchbooks. Urban sketching is great for boosting your observation skills and mindfulness, as well as being a thoroughly enjoyable and low-fuss way to try a new creative activity.

What is a Sketch Walk?

Sketching whilst outside on a walk or at a location is all about observing and capturing the place around you. It often takes the form of drawing in a sketchbook, recording things you see straight from life onto paper. Urban sketching is great for boosting your observation skills and mindfulness, as well as being a thoroughly enjoyable and low-fuss way to try a new creative activity. 

Where will it be & what will we do?

Starting in Woodend, you will make your own sketchbooks, and do some warm-up drawing exercises. The sketch walk will then go down to Valley Gardens. This area has many interesting things to draw, such as beautiful historic buildings and structures, natural spaces with trees and plants, and wildlife such as sea birds.

The route and venue will be step free, and their will benches where you can sit and draw.

Any questions or access requirements email: 

Materials: All will be provided, but if you have any materials you love to use, feel free to bring them! 

Safety: As this workshop takes place outside in Autumn, you may need a sturdy shoes and a coat. Remember that you will be walking around, so don’t bring too much to carry comfortably.

The workshop will only be cancelled if the weather is raining heavily or incredibly windy. Please expect the workshop to go ahead unless you hear otherwise.

Location: Conference Room, Woodend, Creative Space. The venue is accessible with step-free access, and disabled parking avalible. For more information on the venue please visit:

Covid Safety: We will be in a large room, limiting numbers and following social distancing, with hand sanitiser available. Although masks are not mandatory, we advise participants to wear them when indoors. Please do not attend if you have symptoms of coronavirus or you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus. If you need to cancel for this reason, you will be refunded.

Tickets: We want our events to be as accessible as possible, so are offered on a sliding scale. Please pay what you can afford, all ticket costs help support the organisation and put on future similar events.

Who is it for: All abilities welcome. We recommend those attending are 18 or above. 

Artist Bio: Savannah Storm is a freelance illustrator living by the sea in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Inspired by finding joy in the everyday; her work is vibrant and detailed, and always has a hand- drawn feel. She loves drawing from life in her sketchbook, observing and capturing the world around her.

Savannah has worked on a variety of illustration and design projects, such as learning resources, trails, maps, pattern design, books, and displays. She also takes private commissions, as well as selling illustrated cards and art prints in her online shop. 

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