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Sketching days



Chichester Art Society Sketching Days 2019 9.30am to 12.30 pm


 Wednesday 22nd May – Chichester Canal

Chichester Canal offers a variety of subjects to sketch; boats, canoes, paddle boards and people; not to mention lovely views.

Refreshments and toilet facilities are available in the Canal shop and Public House

Parking at the canal is limited but you should be able to park in Terminus Road, just a short walk away or even Chichester Gate car park.


 Wednesday 5th June Bosham Harbour

Pretty views of the boats in the harbour and Bosham Church and Village. Cafés and toilet facilities are available.


From the A259 turn south from the roundabout north of the village, into Delling Lane. At the T-junction turn right and follow the road until you see the Craft Centre on your right. The car park is on the left.

  Wednesday 19th June – Stansted House/Gardens

Stansted Gardens are situated near Rowlands Castle.


Take the Funtington Road from Chichester, passing through East Ashling, Funtington and Aldsworth. Continue along Emsworth Common Road until you see the Stansted House sign on your right on the corner of Broad Walk. Turn right here and follow the road round and you will see the sign to the House and Garden Centre on your right. Refreshments and toilet facilities are available.

This is a very popular venue offering lovely views of the House from the Arboretum. In addition there is the Dutch Garden with lots of interesting areas to sketch. Several members last year stayed into the afternoon, breaking around midday for lunch. There are a few restaurants serving delicious fare at a reasonable price.

 Wednesday 17th July – Chichester Allotments

Access to the allotments is at the end of Little Breach off StPaul’s Road.

You’ll need to bring your own refreshments but I believe we are able to access the toilets at the Scope Centre opposite Parking is available in Little Breach.


 Wednesday 21st August – Boxgrove Priory and Ruins

This lovely old church dates from the early 12th century. And is located approx. 3 miles from Chichester. The Priory and Ruins offer many opportunities to paint and sketch in this tranquil setting.

From Chichester follow the A27 towards Arundel. At the Tangmere roundabout follow the signs to Boxgrove and Halnaker. Go through the village and Boxgrove Priory is onyour right. Parking is available but you’ll need to bring yourown refreshments.

 Suzy Clements and Sharon Dean will meet you at the various locations at 9.30 am. We Look forward to seeing you. Hopefully we can meet up for refreshments at the end of the some of the sessions.

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