In 2015&16, Turf Projects ran a series of free ‘Stones of Croydon’ drawing tours to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Croydon becoming a London Borough.
Croydon Council have placed a series of boulders around the Borough, one in each of Croydon’s twenty 1964 original wards to celebrate this anniversary. Keep a eye out for these boulders, as they will provide our meeting point for each tour. All drawing materials will be provided. All ages & abilities welcome.
Turf’s ‘Stones of Croydon’ drawing tours have been running since 2013. The workshops encourage students to explore the rudiments of drawing technique – outline, shading, colour – through carefully observing and drawing Croydon. Each workshop is led by different professionals from various fields of art, design and architecture. The workshops are based upon John Ruskin’s principles outlined in his book ‘The Stones of Venice’ and are intended not for the training of artists, but of people who,by following the class, ‘might see greater beauties thanthey had hitherto seen in nature and in art, and thereby gain more pleasure in life’.
Join us at the boulder on the list below, 1–3pm to explore your local area through drawing.
// PAST (2015-16)
Saturday 13 August
Broad Green – Wandle Park (meet outside Cafe) with Charlie Reed
Saturday 27 August
Woodside – Woodside Green (meet at Woodside Tram Stop) with Michael Ditchburn
Saturday 10 September
Central – Queen’s Gardens (meet at corner of Katherine Street and Fell Road) with Holly Hendry
Saturday 24 September
Waddon – Waddon Leisure Centre with Karolina Glusiec
Saturday 5 December
Addiscombe –Junction of Morland Road and Morland Avenue with Taylan Tahir & Alex Baretta
Saturday 19 December
Bensham Manor –Trumble Gardens with Sophia O’Connor
Saturday 16 January
Coulsdon East – Bradmore Green Pond with Lily Hawkes
Saturday 30 January
East – Ashburton Park with Jasmine Popper
Saturday 13 February
New Addington – Milne Park with Alex Brenchley
Saturday 27 February
Norbury – Norbury Park with Katherine Midgley
Saturday 12 March
Purley – High Street with Jemma Egan
Saturday 26 March
Sanderstead North – Sanderstead Station Ticket Office with Isabelle Southwood
Saturday 9 April
Sanderstead and Selsdon – Sanderstead Pond with Sophie Blagden
Saturday 23 April
Shirley – Shirley Library forecourt with Alex McNamee
Saturday 7 May
South Norwood –Norwood Junction Station with Adeline McCann
Saturday 21 May
Thornton Heath – Clocktower on Parchmore Road with Chris Alton
Saturday 4 June
Upper Norwood – Upper Norwood Recreation Ground with Mark Seiltz
Saturday 2 July
West Thornton –Thornton Heath Pond (meet on roundabout) with Chris Alton
Saturday 16 July
Whitehorse Manor –Heavers Meadow (meet at Selhurst Train Station) with Daniel MacCarthy
Saturday 30 July
Woodcote and Coulsdon West – Coulsdon Library (meet outside Library) with Robert Pratt
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