Ashdown Forest Big Draw

Come draw, doodle, scribble, paint or sketch on the Ashdown Forest. It could be a landscape, leaf, bird or shadow, a footprint, view, tree or twig, a memory or something else that catches your eye. 

Open to all ages, all abilities and in all weathers. Your art work will become part of our community exhibition at the Forest Centre.

The Pop Up Café will be open for refreshments during the day. 

Bring along your own paper (A5 or smaller) and pencil/pen/charcoal/crayon. Some drawing materials will be available from the Education Barn.

If it’s wet there will be space and inspiration in the Education Barn or if the weather is good there is the whole of the Forest to explore and draw.

This is a free event. Donations towards the important work of conserving the Ashdown Forest very welcome on the day.

There is parking in the Forest Centre car park, Broadstone car park and a little further away at Lintons car park. 

If you would like, your art work will become part of our community exhibition in the Information Centre and be on display during October half term from 27th October – 3rd Nov. See the website for Centre opening times. At the end of the exhibition you can collect you work to take home. If you know you won’t be able to make it back to the Forest Centre you could leave a stamped addressed envelope and we will return your work.

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