August 24th to September 1st, 2024

Walk. Connect. Create.

Sketch & Wander with Fantoosh Sketching

Gifford Woods

Date  Sunday 21st August

Time  2pm

Meet  confirmed by email

To book  via Eventbrite

Organised by  Fantoosh Sketching

Bookings via Eventbrite

Come and explore the woods in Gifford, inject some creative mark-making into your walk, take home your sketches and a feeling of wellbeing at the end of the day! Sketch & Wander is  an artist-curated experience (but no artistic ability is required!)

Sketch and Wander for Wellbeing walking workshops were designed and led by East Lothian artist Lynn Fraser (Fantoosh Sketching). You’ll be guided on how to notice, connect to and experience the small wonders of nature in a different way. All while being engaged in the surrounding landscape. No previous drawing experience is needed, this workshop is for everyone to express their creativity while enjoying sketching outside.

Sketching in nature is an active meditation, it calms an anxious mind.

You don’t have to be ‘good at art’ to enjoy this – it’s the process that matters. In a small group you will mark-make while wandering, regaining a connection and appreciation with the great outdoors, yourself and the group. All that’s asked is you give yourself permission to play!

The workshop will start with some warm up mark-making exercises, we’ll then walk and stop off to sketch things en route – engaging with our surroundings in different ways and slowly synching with the rhythm of nature.

Lynn will gently lead the group and will share tips and techniques along the way. All the materials you will need will be supplied on the day, and some berries and other gifts from Mother Nature may even be used to add colour to our work!

With thanks to the Haddington & Lammermuir Area Partnership.

What to expect

  • Gentle walking on unchallenging terrain
  • Nature connection for wellbeing
  • All lovely art materials supplied on the day
  • Meeting point will be e-mailed to attendees

What to bring

Suitable outdoor footwear and clothing depending on the weather (e.g. comfy walking shoes/ boots, waterproof jacket, or sun hat and sunscreen. Something cold or warm to drink is always a good idea. Art materials will be supplied to use on the day.

A Sketch & Wander adventure at the beach – photograph by Fantoosh Sketching