Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids is hosting a range of fun activities and workshops this summer to inspire people to get creative and re-engage with nature.
The Geiriau Diflanedig – The Lost Words exhibition opened on July 2 and will be on display in St Davids until April 28, 2024. The main gallery is open daily 10am to 4pm.
A Summer Fun Trail inspired by The Lost Words will give you the chance to find the markers on a sensory trail to create your own nature poem.
A series of artist-led workshops are taking place in August. Please note booking is essential for some workshops as numbers are limited.
On Wednesday August 9, there’ll be a chance to join Hannah Rounding to use natural paintbrushes and homemade printmaking tools, to create your own hand-printed paper to make collages of plants and animals inspired by The Lost Words. Sessions 11am-12 noon and 1pm-2pm.
Kate Freeman will run Drawing from nature with ink workshops next Wednesday, August 16, from 10.30am-12 noon and 1.30pm-3pm. Studying plants and leaves in the visitor centre’s grounds, create marks and brushstrokes with inks and handmade tools in your very own handmade sketchbook.
Wednesday, August 23 will see Hannah Rounding return to host Nature monoprints workshops between 11am-12 noon and 1pm-2pm. These will be a nature-based and The Lost Words-inspired art workshop using a really simple mono printing technique you can use at home.
On Wednesday, August 30, a drop-in Nature postcards workshop from 11am-3pm, allows you to make your own nature postcard from images and finds around Pembrokeshire.
To find prices, check availability and book workshops, visit https://pembrokeshirecoast.bookinglive.com/oriel-y-parc
The Geiriau Diflanedig – The Lost Words exhibition explores the relationship between language and the living world, and of nature’s power to spark the imagination. The touring exhibition, which is organised by Compton Verney, with Hamish Hamilton and Penguin Books, brings together, for the first time the original artwork by Jackie Morris alongside the English language poems by Robert Macfarlane and Welsh language poems written by Mererid Hopwood.