Melissa Culhane, award-winning illustrator of Naturama, the number one bestseller in Irish children’s non-fiction leads a nature drawing walk along the magical setting of the River Barrow in Leighlinbridge.
Bring your sketchpad and pencils and draw what you see along the way. Melissa will show you how she makes her illustrations and gives tips and insights that you can apply to your own work. You don’t have to be an experienced sketcher to join in – just come along and have fun. The natural world inspires Melissa’s work and she uses a combination of hand-drawing and digital collage to create her drawings. Nature and wildlife is a theme relevant to every generation so this is an afternoon for all the family to enjoy. Prepare for your senses to be captivated and explore the flora, fauna, plants, animals and birds along the River Barrow. Expect to go rooting in hedgerows and spotting birds! Afterwards return to Leighlinbridge Parish Centre where you can spend more time in the company of Melissa and complete your drawings.
Venue: The Parish Centre, Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow, R93 KR83
Time: 2 p.m.
Remember to wear suitable walking shoes
Melissa Culhane (formerly Doran) is an Irish artist who is passionate about nature. She illustrated the best-selling wildlife books Naturama and My Naturama Nature Journal. She has degrees in animation and architecture, and a masters in digital media technology. A Quack Too Far, her graduate short animation for children, has toured in festivals worldwide and can be watched online on her website goradiate.ie. Her latest animation, Keep Going, Little Snail, is now in production and due for release in 2023.