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Close Up and Far Away - A Family Art Walk in the Penwith landscape FULLY BOOKED

Monday 26th October 2020, 11:00am to 1:30pm

Please note that this event is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to a mailing list to be the first to hear when we run similar events in the future please email 

Joins us for Close Up and Far Away, a family art walk through the Penwith landscape on Monday 26th October and Friday 30th October encouraging you to view the Penwith landscape in a new artistic light.

Meeting time and place: St Just at 11am (exact location confirmed with confirmation of booking). On both days there will be two smaller groups leaving at slightly staggered intervals - this is to ensure social distancing is maintained. As such booking is essential, and spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Art materials will be provided! Bring a packed lunch & drinks for a picnic [hopefully the weather will be kind to us]

On this walk we will follow the trail from St Just to Tregeseal and Carn Kenidjack. It is approximately four miles, but could be shortened by parking in Tregeseal valley and walking as far as Tregeseal stone circle before returning the same way. It does include some road walking [small quiet lanes] and sections of heathland track that might be boggy after rain – wellies / waterproof boots advised!

At the start of the walk you will be given an art pack containing a sketchbook and art materials to record colours, shapes, patterns, views and details along the way. We will also provide a laminated map of the route in case people want to adapt or shorten the route for individual requirements. Some of the things we will find will include Cornish hedges, a stone circle, mysterious holed stones and views of distant horizons including Carn Kenidjack. Close up, there are amazing lichens, plants and wildlife. The walk will be led by artist Susan Kinley, who will show techniques for making marks and drawing on the move! It is for all ages to enjoy, encouraging you to make your own visual record of your outing in the beautiful West Penwith landscape.

At the end of the walk, on returning to St Just, it would be great if you could return your art packs to the Penwith Landscape Partnership office, above the Dog & Rabbit. You can keep your sketchbooks, but we would love to photograph some of your drawings for the PLP website after your walk.

This is the first Seeing the Landscape family event, and there will be many more to follow next year. If you keep your sketchbooks you can bring your drawings and colour sketches to our making workshops next spring, and use them for inspiration! Over the winter months you could add to them, and try to get out into the landscape to watch and draw the changing seasons.

To book for this event please email emailing please say which date you would like to attend and how many you are booking for (please note we cannot accommodate groups of more than 5). This event will be run according to national and local guidelines for social distancing, and may be subject to change or cancellation should these change or the alert level for Cornwall increase. If you are booked on the event and you or anyone in the group attending, your household or social bubble develop symptoms of Covid-19, or if you are advised by NHS Track and Trace to self-isolate, please do not attend and let us know by emailing the address above.

This event is for all the family, however please note it is over rough and uneven terrain that is unsuitable for pushchairs. 


Meet in St Just (exact location TBC)