Nature inspired art at Bridge Farm

What you'll do

Get outside and be inspired by glorious green spaces in this creative workshop.

You'll be exploring Bristol's idyllic Bridge Farm just as Autumn sets in. Making 'natural pallets' based on the shapes and the colours you encounter. Experiment with different drawing techniques, artistic styles and be guided by nature - here's a relaxing experience for anyone who wants to unleash their inner creativity.

After a warm welcome from your lovely host Clare, you'll head straight outdoors to make your natural pallets. Clare is an artist currently training as an art therapist - they know being creative and connecting to nature work wonders for our wellbeing. With Clare, you'll take a look at artists inspired by nature and explore the ways they express themselves through it. This will help when it comes round to your turn!

Next up, you'll try out several different activities, turning your hand at line drawing, colour play and expressive mark making. All Clare's activities are designed to encourage new ideas and to alleviate any pressure. Once you're feeling relaxed, you'll find responses to the artists' work you have explored and your surroundings should just keep flowing.

As well as the activities there's a cup of tea, herbal tea or coffee for each participant to enjoy to warm up and get cosy while enjoying your creative time.

Clare will also provide a booklet for each guest, featuring a collection of the artists observed on the day, that you can take home with you to further explore. There will be a relaxed and open space to chat about your work and how you found the exercises at the end.

Upcoming dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available for this experience, but we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released?

What you'll do

Get outside and be inspired by glorious green spaces in this creative workshop.

You'll be exploring Bristol's idyllic Bridge Farm just as Autumn sets in. Making 'natural pallets' based on the shapes and the colours you encounter. Experiment with different drawing techniques, artistic styles and be guided by nature - here's a relaxing experience for anyone who wants to unleash their inner creativity.

After a warm welcome from your lovely host Clare, you'll head straight outdoors to make your natural pallets. Clare is an artist currently training as an art therapist - they know being creative and connecting to nature work wonders for our wellbeing. With Clare, you'll take a look at artists inspired by nature and explore the ways they express themselves through it. This will help when it comes round to your turn!

Next up, you'll try out several different activities, turning your hand at line drawing, colour play and expressive mark making. All Clare's activities are designed to encourage new ideas and to alleviate any pressure. Once you're feeling relaxed, you'll find responses to the artists' work you have explored and your surroundings should just keep flowing.

As well as the activities there's a cup of tea, herbal tea or coffee for each participant to enjoy to warm up and get cosy while enjoying your creative time.

Clare will also provide a booklet for each guest, featuring a collection of the artists observed on the day, that you can take home with you to further explore. There will be a relaxed and open space to chat about your work and how you found the exercises at the end.

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Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Child friendly (0-16)

COVID-19 guidelines

We'll stick to the guidelines of the time.

On the day

  • Paper, acrylic paints, coloured pencils, markers, are provided, but you're welcome to bring anything else you'd like to work with.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 5 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 5 days before your experience.

About Clare Lowe Creative Workshops

Clare Lowe is an artist and writer from Bristol. They have a foundation in Art Therapy and are working towards becoming an art therapist.

Clare recognises the importance of mental health discourse and believes unleashing our creativity can be a powerful tool that helps us express the stresses facing us in modern life.

Clare runs themed workshops based on art history movements or individual artists. Activities are designed to help guests process bottled-up emotions, express themselves, or simply be creative and have some fun.

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Your host

Clare Lowe

Clare is an artist, writer and mental health advocate from Bristol. They are currently training to become an art therapist.

They are passionate about having open and honest conversations about mental health. Clare believes tapping into our creativity is a cathartic way to process everyday stresses or deeper bottled-up emotions.

Clare has a BA in Art & Aesthetics, specialising in creative writing - they love dreaming up strange and wonderful worlds in their work.

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What people are saying

Very relaxing, Claire was helpful and flexible enough to read the room and see when we were happy to get on with our own ideas and give support rather than sticking to a rigid plan of activities. She created a nice atmosphere and it was interesting hearing about the different artists in the lovely booklet she'd made for us.

Yvonne Bamford, Nov 2021

A magical workshop to unwind be present and have some time in nature and creativity. Claire is wonderful at making you feel relaxed and at ease and helps you explore creativity in such a thoughtful and gentle way. Loved it and can't wait to come again

Rosie Rooney, Oct 2021

Really amazing and calming experience in a beautiful location. Really loved Clare’s passion and explanations about relevant artists connected to the natural world. The whole morning was lovely & perfect after a few really stressful weeks. Would definitely go again.

Alice Lacey , Oct 2021

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Clare Lowe Creative Workshops.

Upcoming dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available for this experience, but we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released?

What people are saying

Very relaxing, Claire was helpful and flexible enough to read the room and see when we were happy to get on with our own ideas and give support rather than sticking to a rigid plan of activities. She created a nice atmosphere and it was interesting hearing about the different artists in the lovely booklet she'd made for us.

Yvonne Bamford, Nov 2021

A magical workshop to unwind be present and have some time in nature and creativity. Claire is wonderful at making you feel relaxed and at ease and helps you explore creativity in such a thoughtful and gentle way. Loved it and can't wait to come again

Rosie Rooney, Oct 2021

Really amazing and calming experience in a beautiful location. Really loved Clare’s passion and explanations about relevant artists connected to the natural world. The whole morning was lovely & perfect after a few really stressful weeks. Would definitely go again.

Alice Lacey , Oct 2021
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Price
£15 / Adult
Duration
1 hr 30 mins
Age restriction
10+
Rebook or cancel up to 5 days before your experience.