Our drawing tours are back this summer! Join us for our summer series of drawing workshops led by artists, and taking in five of Croydon's libraries including:
> Purley Library (as part of Purley Festival's week of activites) on Saturday 4th July 11am - 1pm, with artist Ed Hill
> Thornton Heath Library (as part of Thornton Heath Arts Week) on Saturday 18th July 11am - 1pm, with artist Chris Alton
> South Norwood Library on Saturday 8th August 11am - 1pm, with artist and Turf director Isabelle Southwood
> Norbury Library on Saturday 22nd August 11am - 1pm, with artist Katherine Midgley
> Central Library on Saturday 5th September 11am - 1pm, with artist Sam Cotterell
Meeting point > Please can all attendees meet in the reception of each library, where you will be met by a Turfie and the workshop leader
All materials will be provided free of charge.
Admission is free, however, booking is advised as places are limited. Please book here via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/summer-stones-of-croydon-drawing-tours-tickets-17338703529
Donations are accepted and will be put towards future Turf Projects events and exhibitions.
Turf Projects would like to thank Croydon Council & Mayor of London for their kind support.
Stones of Croydon workshops are based on John Ruskin’s principles outlined in ‘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 than they had hitherto seen in nature and in art, and thereby gain more pleasure in life’”. Ruskin’s grandmother was thought to have owned a pub on Croydon High Street; and as a child spent a lot of time visiting his uncle and aunt on Middle Street. To mark this connection, all fortnightly classes are intended to take place in and around the Croydon area.
Stones of Croydon was a project initiated by Vincent Lacovara, an architect & planner as part of Trade School Croydon in 2013. Since 2014 Turf Projects have been running these drawing tours around Croydon led by professionals from the various fields of art, design, literature and architecture.