Land Art with Ruth Brotherton

In this creative and collaborative workshop you will be guided to work mindfully and gain a sense of nature connectedness: slowing down, stepping back and opening the senses. You will explore the natural environment, focusing in particular on elements of line, shape, colour, pattern and texture- collecting and selecting materials found on the forest floor to create varied pieces both at ground level and hanging up in the trees.

Land Art is art made entirely with natural materials found on site. It is ephemeral and impermanent – designed to decay and return to the environment from where it came.

This workshop is part of our programme of free community events, tickets are complimentary but with only 25 spaces available you will need to book now to secure your place.

Please note: this is a drop in session and you can come anytime between 10am – 3pm. This event is for adults and children of all ages but we ask that all children to be accompanied by an adult at all times.

About Ruth

Ruth is the owner of Green Space Forest School and an approved practitioner with The Therapeutic Forest. Ruth is motivated and inspired to develop creative techniques and activities in the outdoors that are of real and lasting benefit to our health and happiness. She delivers woodland wellbeing programmes for children and adults that are centred around mindfulness, nature connection and woodland based arts and crafts.

Ruth taught art and design in secondary schools for over 16 years before moving to a pastoral role where student wellbeing is at the centre of her practice. Since leaving teaching she has developed and delivered Forest School and outdoor wellbeing intervention programmes in schools.

This event has been funded by the White Rose Forest through their Trees for Climate programme, part of the Government’s Nature for Climate fund. The White Rose Forest is the Community Forest for North and West Yorkshire, and provides support and funding for woodland creation across the region as well as initiatives that bring people and nature closer together.


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Aug 20 2024


10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Utopia, Church Lane, Broughton Sanctuary, Skipton BD23 3AE
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