Creative Flow - Helford River July 21 22

2 day Canoe, Sketch and Plein air Painting Course

  • Starts 21 Jul
  • 245 British pounds
  • Gweek, Helford River/ The Croft, Carwynnen

Course Description

This 2 day course incorporates a half day Canadian Canoe paddle in collaboration with Immerse Outdoors starting from Gweek, the head of the picturesque Helford River. The morning will take you on a gentle paddle up river to gather source material to flow into future work that reflects aspects of your journey on the water and your memories of it. Day 1 Water based sketch kits introduction and 'on water' equipment and safety briefing. Paddle and sketch on the water and shore landing with mid morning refreshments, before returning to Gweek. Lunch provided either picnic by the River or return to The Croft. (weather and group dependent) Review of sketchbook material and introduction to the Pod Studios. Initial development of sketchbook material and memory based exercises. Day 2 Mixed media exercises. Sketching in immediate location. Combining source material and individual tutorials for personal development of unique pieces to evolve into mini series or single larger piece of work. The aim of the course is to offer experience into adverse plein air situations by offering solutions and insight into both ease of equipment and value of minimal or unfinished material gathered. In addition the prompts created offer an anchor to our greatest resource of memory and how pieces of fragmented visual stimuli and emotion can be incorporated effectively into works that evoke personal and meaningful records as works of art. Guided by husband and wife Sian (Blunt) and Drew Pilley you will be provided with all equipment and refreshments required. Please let us know of any dietary requirements. You will receive a free School of Outdoor Art hardboard sketch book to take away. A certain level of fitness and mobility is required for this course.

Cancellation Policy

If SOOA cancels a course for any reason a full refund or alternative dates will be offered. If you have to cancel, for whatever reason, a full refund will be given for 1 months notice prior to course. 50% with 2 weeks notice and 0 refund with 1 week or less notice. Rescheduling at the moment is not feasible due to the availability and demand of courses. Please contact to discuss options.