Nature Drawing at Blithewold

February 4, 2021 - June 24, 2021
Recurring weekly on Thursday
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809

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Beginners and intermediate students are encouraged to attend. The Nature Drawing Class’s are an opportunity for students to look to Blithewold’s gardens and arboretum for inspiration to draw. Working from pictures and found natural objects, the class will focus on learning how to render color, texture, and design found in nature. A variety of art materials and techniques will be presented with colored pencils as the main medium.

Students are encouraged to bring their own personal art pencils. Supplementary materials will be available.

Guidelines will be respected for a safe experience. Sanitizer and wipes are available; social distancing in the classroom and porch will be practiced to support the safety and health concerns of all.

Example of past students works below.

Preregistration is required. Each class is limited to 5 people.

Individual Class: $30 Member | $40 Nonmember

For the multiclass discount, contact, after signing up.
3-Class Pass: $80 Member | $110 Nonmember
5-Class Pass: $135 Member | $185 Nonmember

Click on the date to register:

Feb.11: Charcoal studies – Full
Feb 18: Roses
Feb. 25: Winter washes

March 4: Monochromatic studies
March 11: Plants in pots
March 18: Anticipating spring – new growth

April 1: Budding tree branches
April 8: Daffodils
April 15: A look at spring at Blithewold
April 22: Spring cuttings
April 29: Textures and colors in spring

May 6: Cuttings from the garden
May 13: Signature trees at Blithewold
May 20: Great Lawn – a wash of color

June 3: Summer blooming
June 10: Studies of shells, rocks, and wood
June 17: Flowers of June
June 24: Plein-air in the North Garden

Nature Drawing at Blithewold
  • February 4, 2021 - June 24, 2021
  • Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday