Try Art Sketching Underground at Kents Cavern

May 21, 2015 / England, United Kingdom, Europe
Inside Kents Cavern

Inside Kents Cavern. Photo by TomGough/flickr

Try your hand at sketching inside a cave during a special super sketching evening at Kents Cavern on May 29th.

The event, supported by The Derwent Cumberland Pencil Company, begins at 5:30pm with a familiarization tour inside the caves before instructor, local artist Mike McDonald, hosts a 45 minutes art tutorial. Following the instruction, attendees will have nearly two hours of sketching time.

The evening ends with an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner (with vegetarian & gluten-free options) at 8:30pm.

Equipment will be supplied, however the following kit would is suggested:

  • An easily portable sketching pad or pads — smooth drawing paper would be an ideal surface.
  • A small selection of watercolour tubes or pans. Suggested colours include Light Red, Permanent Rose, French Ultramarine, Phthalo Blue, Raw Sienna, Idigo and Rowney Lemon Yellow or Winsor & Newton’s Winsor Lemon.
  • A lightweight mixing palette.
  • 2B and 4B drawing pencils.
  • Waterproof black or sepia drawing pens.
  • Nos 2, 6, and 10 round brushes. 3/4 inch flat brush.
  • A bag or pack to carry it all in.
  • A small camping stool or chair.
  • A head-torch or something similar.
  • Suitable clothing. The temperature in the Kents Cavern is around 15°C (59°F).

Tickets for the special event are available online for £29.50.

Located in Devon, England, Kents Cavern has been used by Neanderthals and is home of the oldest early modern human bone found in Britain, a 42,000 year old jawbone on display at London’s Natural History Museum.

For more information, visit the Kents Cavern website or call 01803 215136.

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