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Essex Elephants

Learn how to sketch an elephant!  Connecting stories of Essex seaside holidays and the discovery of a mammoth bones on the beach at Clacton, Art Safari... Read more

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Date
15 Feb - 15 Feb 2022


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Location(s)
Jaywick
Jaywick Martello Tower


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Workshop content
How to paint an elephant without getting squashed


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Tutor(s)
Art Safari Artist Tutor

Family Event - Paint the elephants that once played in the sea in Essex!
Learn how to sketch an elephant!  Connecting stories of Essex seaside holidays and the discovery of a mammoth bones on the beach at Clacton, Art Safari leads you into a wonderful world of elephants. Sketching, painting and imagining the pachyderms that once walked the beaches, this art workshop will be full of fun. Family event - suitable for all ages How to paint an elephant without getting squashed.... As you paint you will learn about the differences between mammoths, Asian and African elephants.  You'll come away from the workshop knowing how to draw one the next time you meet one, as well as lively drawings and artwork. Elephants were possibly walking freely in Essex 20,000 years ago. But in the 1930s, circus elephants were brought to swim from the beach during the daytime before entertaining crowds in the evenings.  They parted the crowds and splashed in the sea with their keepers. This event is supported by Essex County Council through Essex Path to Prosperity and The Essex Coast.

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10am - 3pmEssex Elephants - art workshop
Suitcase Icon Essex Path to Prosperity in partnership with Art Safari introduces a series of workshops to promote the wonderful Essex coastline and its history.  Throughout 2022 Essex Path to Prosperity will be running a set of varied workshops using art, painting, crafting and photography to explore and celebrate our wild, historical coastline with the community.  The first series is run by Art Safari at the historical setting of the Jaywick Martello Tower during half term week. The workshops are FREE and can be booked on a first come first serve basis as we are limited to 8 places.
Safety Measures and Covid: Jaywick Martello Tower adopts a policy of regular sanitising of surfaces, face coverings and social distancing for its workshops.  Currently the venue is only open to pre-booked visitors for its workshops. They ask that workshop attendees follow government guidelines.