Wednesday, 7 September 2011

SketchCrawl in Yorkshire Sculpture Park

3 SketchCrawls in 2 weeks is a bit crazy I know, but that's just how it's worked out. We are trying to fit as much in as possible, before the weather turns nasty so, following tight on the heels of the Tour de Sketch (I'll tell you about that tommorrow), on Saturday Sept 10th we are out again.

As I mentioned earlier, we've been invited to do an event in coordination with the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield. It is beautiful 500 acre estate, dotted all over with sculptural forms: at least 60 in the parkland, as well as special exhibitions and galleries. 

Below is the schedule for the day - please feel free to join us:

10am: Meet at the Information Point outside the Learning area, at Kennel Block. NB: you need the Park Lane entrance, not the main entrance. There is a car park at Kennel Block. Parking costs £5 for the day.

Sketch-point 1:  10.15 – 11.15: the Plensa exhibition in the Underground Gallery and the grounds.

Sketch-point 2:  11.25 – 12.25: the Henry Moore sculptures in the Country Park. NB If wet weather, we will sketch at the Deer Shelter

Lunch 12.30 – 1.15:  bring a packed lunch (or you can buy a sandwich on arrival, from the Kennel Block Café).  

Sketch-point 3:  1.25 – 2.25: Cascade Bridge and the Caro sculpture ‘Promenade’ (marked ‘D’ on YSP map). NB If wet weather, we will sketch across the lake in the woods and from the Shell Grotto.

Sketch-point 4:  2.35 – 3.35: the Boathouse. NB If wet weather, we will sketch under trees and at the Greek Temple.

3.45 – 4.30: Kennel Block café – the usual opportunity to relax, pass round the sketchbooks and share what we’ve done. 

We’ll be taking digital photos of the sketches once we get to the cafe (obviously, only if you don’t mind) for the YSP website and my SketchCrawl web gallery.

Please remember to wear really warm clothing – it could get very cold down by the lake, even if we're lucky with the weather. An umbrella or waterproofs will also be essential, as well as either a sketching stool or a sitting mat. 

By the way - the YSP has kindly offered to make a 'sketch-kit' available to borrow bits from: an excellent opportunity to experiment with media (but please bring your own sketchbook as usual).

If you've not been to the YSP before, this is how you find it. See you there!


Damian Harvey said...

This looks great Lynne... You're certainly keeping busy. xx

Julie Clay Illustration said...

Thanks for the detailed info Lynne, hope to see you there. Fingers crossed for the weather. Julie

twodoorsaway said...

During the summer I went to YSP for the wood carving sculpture course and fell in love with the place!
What an amazing location for a sketch crawl, I saw it advertised but alas it's too far to travel from here in Glenrothes in Scotland :(
Hope the weather is lovely and there are lots of happy sketchers, have fun!