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August 3 at 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Drawing workshop – Warley Place Nature Reserve

Drawing workshop – Warley Place Nature Reserve
Saturday 3rd August, 1.30 – 4.30 p.m.

Within short walking distance of St Mary’s Church, Great Warley, this 25-acre reserve is the site of a house and once famous Edwardian gardens belonging to Ellen Willmott. It is now maintained as a nature reserve by Essex Wildlife Trust. Please note there are no public facilities at the reserve.

The drawing workshops are led by professional artist Jo Beal, who will provide top tips and techniques to help you reflect on and capture your experience of the locations and your personal connection to the landscape. No previous drawing experience is necessary.

On arrival there will be  a welcome and short intro by Fiona Agassiz. Facilities at the Thatchers Arms available for use.

These free workshops aim to inspire memories and stories about your connection to the Land of the Fanns landscape.

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On the same day: Drawing workshop – St Mary’s Church, Great Warley. 10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
More information here.
The Thatchers Arms is well located for a lunch stop if doing both workshops.

For more Land of the Fanns Events, including more drawing workshops click here.

Land of the Fanns 100 Stories

This drawing workshop is part of the Land of the Fanns 100 Stories Community Mapping project. Kinetika is a Purfleet based arts organisation and we are working with Land of the Fanns to deliver a Community Mapping project. We are inviting local people and communities to identify and celebrate 100 Stories gathered in response to the different Landscape Character Areas within the Land of the Fanns area.

The summer holidays are perfect for spending time outside with friends and family, why not tell us your stories of the places you visit? Send us your top story from one of your favourite places in your local area.

Click here for a map of the Land of the Fanns and sites to explore, plus downloadable guidelines for story themes and a Story Form to write your story on.


Land of the Fanns


Warley Place
Warley Place Nature Reserve
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3HU United Kingdom
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01621 862960