Art Safari Workshops


Sketching birds from life

Pensthorpe Natural Park

(Norfolk UK)

Monday 10 September 2018 and/or  
Tuesday 11 September 2018


With artist Mark Boyd


Mark Boyd is leading an exciting two day drawing course at Pensthorpe Natural Park in Norfolk in September 2018. Spend two days with Mark learning about different approaches to drawing birds and their habitat.  Learn the basics or stretch your skills – and learn to see more through observation and visual technique.

Pensthorpe is an award-winning mix of nature trails, beguiling woodland walks, and a showcase for British wildlife and nature conservation.  It is a series of gravel pits that have been made into a fantastic wildlife area, not only native birds but also wetland areas which are stunning for flowers and butterflies.  Pensthorpe is recognised as a national breeding site for many species, including Grey-Crowned Cranes, Long-Tailed Tits, Female Marsh Harriers, Kingfishers, Cormorants and Spotted Flycatchers.

On the course you will have an introduction to drawing birds and other wildlife, and how to maintain confident line and colour when they move about.  Mark will give insights into drawing wildlife and wild places, open your eyes to the character of birds and conservation, and enthuse your drawings and paintings with the beauty of the natural world. 

Mark’s approach is so refreshing – he will help you find lines you never knew existed (and then lose them), he will make you think about colour and markings. Above all he will give you a deeper understanding of birds and of your own approach to drawing and painting wildlife.

Mark will meet you in the Courtyard Café before the park opens at 10am.  The course finishes at 5pm. 

Mark Boyd North Berwick 2009 024

To help you prepare we provide a short list of art materials to bring with you.

Cost:  £70 per day or £130 for 2 days of art tuition, excluding your park entrance fee of £11.95* (£10.95 concessions)

Suitable for artists of any standard.



Venue:  Pensthorpe Natural Park, North Norfolk

Situated along the main A1067 Fakenham
to Norwich road, one mile outside of the bustling market town of Fakenham.

Sat Nav: NR21 0LN

Please call Art Safari on 01394 382235 for more information, pre-booking is required