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Hand Drawing Workshop for Garden Designers with Amanda Patton on 27 June 2018 - £75.00

Hand Drawing Workshop for Garden Designers with Amanda Patton - Gillian Goodson Designs Course
Gillian Goodson Designs - Perennial - Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society
Hand Drawing Workshop for Garden Designers with Amanda Patton - Gillian Goodson Designs Course
Gillian Goodson Designs - Perennial - Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society
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Hand Drawing Workshop for Garden Designers with Amanda Patton on 27 June 2018 - £75.00

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Amanda Patton is an award-winning Landscape and Garden Designer based in West Sussex.  Her work has featured in many books and magazines.  She was a regular broadcaster on BBC Somerset before moving to Sussex.  She writes articles for national magazines including Homes and Gardens. Read more about the day below.

Course Lead: Amanda Patton

Date: Wednesday, 27 June 2018

TIme: Arrive by 10.50am.  Start:  11am.  Finish:  4.30pm

Venue: Buckminster Village Hall, Buckminster Yard, Main Street, Buckminster Leicestershire  NG33 5SB

Cost:  £75.00 (discounted to £52.50 for students with valid ID* where spaces are available), includes handouts.

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Event Information

Being able to draw confidently is a skill that will improve design work, as well as being better able to communicate your ideas effectively to your clients.  Most clients are unable to read a plan, and so the initial impression, regardless of whether they understand it, is essential to help them buy into your ideas from the moment you lay the design in front of them.

This one-day practical workshop will teach various methods to improve your drawing, from manipulating a pencil to understanding how we see (often our brains get in the way of what we see when it comes to a making a drawing).  It will explore methods of drawing using line and tone, colour and texture, and will look at a variety of rendering techniques and materials for both 2 dimensional plans and 3 dimensional drawings so you have the knowledge to begin refining those skills to bring your work to life.

Open to designers who would like to improve and add depth and breadth to their finished plans and presentation material.

What to bring
General:  Your preferred form of note taking; a cushion for additional comfort should you suffer from back aches; and a mug (see catering).

Stationery:  2b and 4b pencils; coloured pencils, pencil sharpener (or equivalent), an A3 sketch pad minimum 50 leaves with firm cardboard backing (or softback pad plus A3/A2 drawing board), A3 tracing paper (several sheets)

This is a self-catering venue.  Tea, coffee, milk and biscuits will be available but please bring any specialty blends.   Cups are available at the Hall but you may prefer to bring your own mug.  You are also welcome to bring your own lunch.   There is a fridge, microwave, crockery and cutlery or you can place lunch orders at The Tollemache Arms pub across the road on the day - please make your own arrangements.  The village store also has snacks and is about a 5-minute walk from the Hall.

On site parking
The Village Hall shares parking with the local businesses within the Yard.  There are around 6 to 8 parking spaces behind and to the left of the Village Hall as you enter.  Otherwise there is free on road parking available directly outside the Yard.  Please note parking is at your own risk.

£75.00 (students £52.50 – student ID* will be required).  Includes handouts.  All profit will be donated to Perennial – the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping people who work in horticulture when times are tough.

*Students: please confirm you have student ID(s) for each attendee booked, and forward a copy of your valid student ID(s) to following check-out to be confirmed on the course.

Terms and conditions
Bookings are taken on a first come, first served basis.  We are not able to give refunds for cancellations.  However, you are welcome to nominate someone to take your place provided you have notified us of their name and contact details prior to commencement of the course. We reserve the right to cancel any course at any time.  In the rare event that we need to cancel a course, you will be contacted and given the option to receive a full refund of your payment or transfer to another course of the same value, subject to availability. 

*Where a student rate is selected, proof of a valid student ID must be sent to us via email (see contact information) prior to us being able to confirm your booking.  One student ID required per attendee.  We reserve the right to refuse admission on the course should proof of valid ID not be supplied prior to the commencement of the course.  A refund will be given for the course fee paid less an administration charge of £10.

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