Seabird Drawing Course

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To sit for a few hours on the Bass Rock surrounded by vast numbers of gannets was a tremendous privilege.

Last week I attended the week long John Busby Seabird Drawing Course in Scotland joining regular artist tutors Darren Woodhead, Greg Poole, Kittie Jones and John Threlfall  as a guest tutor.

The week was exceptional – absolutely fantastic locations, fine weather almost throughout, great company and some wonderful creative opportunities to be shared with the participants and tutors.

The course has a great history and has proved hugely successful over the past 25 years, firstly under the guidance of John Busby (1938-2015) and now run by Darren Woodhead and others.

To find out more about the course and read about the opportunities each year to attend the course as a recipient of an SWLA bursary please visit SWLA Bursaries

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The Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth now has the world’s largest colony of gannets with more than 150,000 birds on the rock.  They breed at only a few localities: coastal cliffs and remote islands with cliffs, ledges and slopes – Scotland is home to around 60% of Europe’s gannets.

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Seabird Drawing Course