Walk and Draw 30 July

Chalk Up

Stop off on your walk along the White Cliffs and join Clare on Thursday 30 July between 11-3pm and draw in the recently uncovered Fan Bay Shelter as part of the Up on the Downs Big Summer Festival in partnership with the National Trust.

I was so excited when I saw the beautiful drawing in black, white and burnt sienna of the shelter with the bunk beds for the soldiers and so we will be working in this same limited colour range.

The drawing is by Anthony Gross, commissioned as a war artist in 1941, when he spent 10 days in Dover. More info here.

Materials will be provided and when finished, there is an opportunity for you to be photographed with your drawing. The image will be placed on the National Trust website. The workshop is suitable for all abilities and is a drop-in workshop. Access to the venue is challenging and children should ideally be aged 12 or above.

Please wear closed shoes for your walk and comfortable clothing. The temperature in the shelter is a constant 10 degrees centigrade so it is advisable to bring something warm to wear as well. For more information on visiting the Fan Bay Deep Shelter, please click here and take a look in particular at the Fan Bay Frequently Asked Questions.

Image courtesy the National Trust, Dover and the Imperial War Museum, © IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1093)