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Workshop Under The Sky
"Exciting projects in our nomadic yurt, where artists and scientists work together to enable participants to explore and learn about the natural world around them."
Jennie Hale is a well-known wildlife artist and potter. With her enthusiasm and passion for the natural world, she founded Workshop Under The Sky in 2002. She brings her experience as a naturalist and artist to each of the workshops. The nature diaries that she has kept since 1994 have now been compiled and published. Her ceramics are exhibited locally, nationally, internationally in collections throughout the world.
Workshop under the Sky works regularly with the natural history team including lecturers, under graduates and post graduates from The Biology Department in Plymouth University. Dr Kevin Brown entomological consultant, Helen Shaw of The Devon Bat Group, The Forestry Commission, The National Trust, Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Mining Heritage Trust, Dartmoor National Park Rangers, members of British Butterfly Conservation, members of The British Trust for Ornithology, Community Scientists, botanists, geologists.
We will bring in other experts according to the needs of the workshops. We will also offer slide shows and talks on specialist subjects. All personnel working with children will have been through the current Disclosure security system.
John Walters - wildlife artist, wildlife consultant, author.
Jennie Hale - artist co-ordinator.
Mary Gillett - print maker and painter.
Pat Bates - textile designer and painter.
Observational Drawing is a core element to each workshop.
Drawing what we have found will be a core element of each workshop, using pastel, coloured pencils, watercolour, pen and ink, pencil, charcoal and conte.
We will be using recycled materials wherever possible.
The Big Draw
Our yurt was made for us by Tim Hutton, in St Breward Cornwall. It is a Kyrgyz style yurt based on a traditional central Asian design with a steam bent wooden frame. All the wood that Tim uses for his yurts is locally grown from well-managed sustainable woodlands. To find out more about these beautiful structures visit his website
If you would like to find out more about Workshop under the Sky Email: email@example.com or Phone: 01579 320534. Address: East Colliford Farmhouse and pottery, St Neot, Cornwall, PL146 PX