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Nature sketches, notes and wanderings

Posted by Andrew Groves on

Drawn to Nature Miscellaneous Adventures

Last week we were fortunate to receive a visit from small press publisher, teacher and artist Esther McManus. Esther will be teaching creative observational exercises on our fast approaching ‘Drawn to Nature’ workshop, so we thought it would both fun and wise to take a preliminary wander around the woods to search for inspiration, take field notes and discover signs as to which plants and creatures are likely to be awake on April 1st.

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Drawn to Nature - Journal Making with Esther McManus (Part 3)

Posted by Emma Hughes on

The third in our series of posts on the making of our 'Drawn to Nature' Journals is here! Esther has written about the final task - hand marbling the end papers of these beautiful books and her thoughts on the process and its relevance to what we'll be teaching at the workshop.

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Local wanderings and noticing the unnatural in nature

Posted by Andrew Groves on

MiscellaneousAdventures Photography

Finally, after a week of heavy rain and strong winds the cloud and gloom began to lift around midday on Saturday. Torrential downpours the night before had created streams where there weren’t supposed to be streams and it seemed like a good time to go for a small explore, try out some new equipment.

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Drawn to Nature - Journal Making with Esther McManus (Part 2)

Posted by Emma Hughes on

Drawn to Nature

In the second instalment of our 'making of' series with 'Drawn to Nature' teacher, Esther McManus, we learn about how she cuts, folds, stitches and trims the pages ready to be made into the final Nature Journals.

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'Drawn to nature' - Journal Making with Esther McManus

Posted by Emma Hughes on

Drawn to Nature - Miscellaneous Adventures

We're excited to be running an entirely new kind of workshop next April called, 'Drawn to Nature'. The workshop will be taught by artist, Esther McManus who is also producing a hand made Nature Journal for each participant. Here, she shares with us some thoughts on the process of making the journals and her approach to observational drawing.

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