Outdoor Sketching

In the summer, outdoor sketching days give members the opportunity to work together in attractive and inspiring locations. Outdoor sketching days start at 10am and end about 4pm. There is no cost and you will need to bring your own materials. Contact Barbara Nolan  to attend.

We will generally meet for coffee at the time stated for each venue and then at about 12:30 for lunch, either sandwiches or at a café or pub. Those who wish to do the afternoon only can meet us between 12:30 and 1:15 at the lunch venue. Please note we meet on different days each week. 

There will be six venues this year with three new additions and two old friends. Ugbrooke House is included again as this was a delightful venue with lots of inspiration for sketching and painting. It was a horrible day last year when we went there so hopefully more members will be able to join us there this year. 

Wednesday 16 May 2018 Shaldon. Meet at the Clipper Café, the Strand, Shaldon, TQ14 0DL (next to ferry) from 10am. Views of river, sea, Teignmouth. 

Thursday 7 June 2018 Lustleigh. Beautiful Dartmoor village only 15 miles away. Thatched cottages, river, woodland and two good places to eat. Primrose Cottage Tea rooms TQ13 9TJ is amazing. Not tried The Cleave but it looks good. Picnic tables by the river walk too. Meet at Primrose Cottage from 10am. Parking on roadside. 

Friday 22 June 2018 Cockwood. Meet at the Anchor Inn EX6 8RA opens 11am. Boats, small dock, river and country views. 

Friday 6 July 2018 Parke National Trust Bovey Tracey TQ13 9JQ. Parking is now £2. River and woodland walks, trees, water, bridges. Meet in the Home Farm Walkers Café from 10am. 

Monday 23 July 2018 Ugbrooke House, TQ13 0AD. Meet for coffee/lunch in the Orangery at 12 noon – 1:30pm. Admission charges for concessions £6 for grounds or £9 for the house and grounds. House tours are at 12:30pm, 2pm and 3pm. Good place for the first day of the school holidays! Lots of lovely unusual nooks and crannies as well as a lake and distant views. See if you can find the Victorian post box waterfall. 

Tuesday 4 September 2018 Joyce’s Beach Hut, Back Beach (near the ferry landing). Tea, coffee and biscuits provided with donations to the Fishermens’ Mission. Join us at any time during the day. River, harbour, boats, Shaldon, lots to sketch! For more information telephone or email Joyce Boyne, 07790119676, joyce.boyne@sky.com. 

Please contact me if you have any questions about any of the sketching days. Information about hosts for each venue will be given when reminders are sent out before each event. Looking forward to seeing you all during the summer. If you need a lift just ask – members are always happy to car share. 

Barbara Nolan 

Tel 07970 011182 barbienolan@hotmail.com. 

If anyone would like to host/coordinate one of the days please let me know. It is just a matter of being a telephone contact for emergencies and car sharing.