Walk and create in the Sussex Downs

A day based from Jacky’s studio where you will explore Glynde and surrounding countryside before heading back to get creative…

Over the last 3 years Jacky has been combining her artistic practice with a love of walking and nature. This has resulted in a series of group walks developed where participants enjoy the local countryside and then feed this experience into creating a piece of unique artwork. This typically takes the form of a found sculpture, stream of consciousness writing or a drawing.

 

Brief overview

We start with tea and cake at the studio where we have a brief introduction to the day and each other. There is a maximum of 8 people per group.  We then have a choice of walks which we will decide on between us. These include a gentle stroll through the back paths of the village, a walk up to Mount Caburn and back, or to the beanstalk cafe and on to Charleston House (home of the Bloomsbury group).

 

Lunch will either be at our local tea shop in Glynde or the beanstalk cafe in nearby Firle. Both offer a choice of cream tea or other tasty lunch.  We will then walk back to the studio or the local reading room where we will begin creating our masterpieces. 

 

No experience is necessary and materials will be provided but do feel free to bring your own creative tools if you so wish. We will end the day looking at each other’s work over more tea and cake.

More info…

Glynde has it’s own train station (with a direct link to Brighton, London Bridge and Victoria) so you can start your day with a 10 minute walk through the village to the studio at Glynde Gardens, or you can drive and park for free in the village car park by the cricket pitch nearby.  

There is a maximum of 8 people per group. Children over the age of 10 are welcome and must be accompanied by a full paying adult.

Price is £35 per adult, £15 per child which includes tea, cake and all materials.

Lunch is not included so please bring a packed lunch and some water

2020 dates:

Friday 31 January  11 – 3.30pm

Saturday 15 February   11 – 3.30pm

Thursday 20 February   11 – 3.30pm

Please email Jacky for more information jacky@rise.uk.com

Eastbourne & Lewes walking festival

Colour in nature walk Friday 20 September, 2 – 4pm

On Friday Jacky will be leading one of her Colour in nature walks as part of the Eastbourne and Lewes walking festival.

Starting at her studio in Glynde, walkers will begin by walking through small woods and out into views across the South Downs up to Mount Caburn.

Along the way we will be paying particular attention to the changing colours, textures and sounds.

colour wheel no people

You will return through the village, past our local shop and possibly drop in to see Tom the blacksmith at his Forge.

Booking information here

 

Parking and other details…

There is free parking available in our village car park, by the cricket pitch which is a 5 minute walk away, there is also limited parking directly outside Jacky’s studio by the church.

Glynde has a train station with direct links to Eastbourne, Lewes, Brighton and London Victoria and London Bridge, aproximately 10 minute walk

The route is approximately 2 miles and is quite steep in places so unfortunately it is not suitable for those in a wheelchair or pushchairs

There are no facilities on the walk so do bring your own water with you (there are Public toilets by the cricket pitch)

 

 

 

Mapping the Egrets Way…

On the afternoon of Tuesday 20 August, Jacky will be hosting ‘Mapping the Egrets Way’ as part of Lewes Artwave.

This will include a circular walk along part of the Egrets way and the chance to create your own piece of artwork.

After meeting at the South Downs youth hostel and cafe, we will take a stroll along the river and inland through Rodmell, past Monks House which was the home of Leonard and Virginia Woolf.

You will be provided with sketch books and have the chance to sketch as you walk, when we return to the Youth Hostel we will be using these drawings to create our own pieces of artwork. No experience is necessary.

More information to follow…

egrets way map

Walk and create in the Sussex Downs

A day based from Jacky’s studio where you will explore Glynde and surrounding countryside before heading back to get creative…

Over the last 3 years Jacky has been combining her artistic practice with a love of walking and nature. This has resulted in a series of group walks developed where participants enjoy the local countryside and then feed this experience into creating a piece of unique artwork. This typically takes the form of a found sculpture, stream of consciousness writing or a drawing.

 

Brief overview

We start with tea and cake at the studio where we have a brief introduction to the day and each other. There is a maximum of 8 people per group.  We then have a choice of walks which we will decide on between us. These include a gentle stroll through the back paths of the village, a walk up to Mount Caburn and back, or to the beanstalk cafe and on to Charleston House (home of the Bloomsbury group).

Lunch will either be at our local tea shop in Glynde or the beanstalk cafe in nearby Firle. Both offer a choice of cream tea or other tasty lunch.  We will then walk back to the studio or the local reading room where we will begin creating our masterpieces. 

 

No experience is necessary and materials will be provided but do feel free to bring your own creative tools if you so wish. We will end the day looking at each other’s work over more tea and cake.

More info…

Glynde has it’s own train station (with a direct link to Brighton, London Bridge and Victoria) so you can start your day with a 10 minute walk through the village to the studio at Glynde Gardens, or you can drive and park for free in the village car park by the cricket pitch nearby.  

There is a maximum of 8 people per group. Children over the age of 10 are welcome and must be accompanied by a full paying adult.

Price is £35 per adult, £15 per child which includes tea, cake and all materials.

Lunch is not included so please bring a packed lunch and some water

Time and dates:

Tuesday 24 September  10.30 – 4pm

Saturday 12 October   10.30 – 4pm

Friday 18 October  10.30 – 4pm

Saturday 2 November   10.30 – 4pm

Please email Jacky for more information jacky@rise.uk.com

Walk & words at Monks House

Jacky will be holding 3 events at Monks House this year, the Rodmell home of Leonard and Virginia Woolf…

monks house

Create your own original piece of art inspired by Virginia’s stream of consciousness style and the landscape.

edf

We will have exclusive access to the house followed by a walk to the river whilst exploring our own connections to walking and words.

The afternoon will be spent creating our own individual artwork

Fri May 31st: half term week, children and adults welcome booking info here

Thurs July 11th: adults only

Fri September 6th: adults only

Watch this space for more details…

Colour in nature walks…

As part of Artwave this year I will be curating two Colour in nature walks along side Lewes District Council Ranger Thyone Outram.

Info and links to booking below…

colour in nature walk pic

Lewes railway land nature reserve Wed 29 Aug

Bollens Bush nature reserve Tues 21 Aug