Jeffrey Charlesworth to Host Second Art Walk on July 25, 2020

We are thrilled to announce Jeffrey Charlesworth, renowned area artist and immediate past president of the N.J. Chapter of the Landscape Architects of America, is returning to the Lawrence Hopewell Trail on Saturday, July 25, to lead a second walk featuring “slow looking,” his approach to capturing the art of nature. Rain date is July 26.

Jeff last led a walk on the LHT in October, when he taught about 20 of us how to look slowly at the beauty of nature along the trail. We meandered through Carson Road Woods, sketch pads in hand. We stopped at a beautiful vista of lovely trees, bushes, flowers and fields and sketched away. We tried our hands, literally, at capturing a magnificent 30-foot tall tree hugging the trail. We wandered into a wooded glen and learned how to see and sketch the interplay of sunlight and dark woods and the textures of tree trunks juxtaposed against rock covered ground. View a short video of that walk on our Art on the Trail page here.

LHT Art Walk 2019

If you are interested in joining our second walk, which is free and open to the first 20 people to register, sign up here. We will return to Carson Road Woods to see this lovely spot in a different season.

“We plan to explore the open fields and woodlands along the trails. Our drawing studies will include landscapes, trees, and plant forms. Bring your curiosity! Ideally, we will find a shady place for a group review at 11:30, when we will share our works and our thoughts,” said Jeff, who teaches landscape design, planting design and graphics at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pa. His oil paintings are featured regularly in local galleries, and his landscape design firm has received state and regional awards for landscape architecture, planting and environmental design.

The walk will start at 9 a.m. and run till about noon. Participants are expected to follow state and community social distancing best practices and the use of facemasks.

We will meet at the entrance to Carson Road Woods accessible via the Mya Drive neighborhood off Rosedale Road. Attendees are asked to parallel park on Belleview Terrace, at the LHT entrance as shown here.

What should participants bring?
– An artist’s sketchbook — hardback, with blank, white unlined paper.
– Drawing tools such as #2 graphite pencils or HB, B, 2B hardness.
– Optional accompaniments include a lightweight camping stool, sun hat, water bottle, bug spray, and a cooler with cool drinks to fetch at 11:30.

Questions? Feel free to contact Jeff at jeffreycharlesworth@gmail.com or Becky Taylor at info@lhtrail.org

See you on the 25th!

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