Walk + Draw

Slow down, take a moment for yourself and reconnect when you join me on a Walk + Draw in nature.

A guided walk in a beautiful East Lothian location, we will engage in the activity of sketching and drawing as a focus for creating and enhancing well-being. A visual journal of our experience in the landscape, the aim is to create a sense of connection with our surroundings and how we feel being in nature.

East Lothian has a variety of landscapes including fields, hills, woodlands, and beaches. The changing weather will add an element to respond to in our sketchbooks, especially wind and rain!

I will be encouraging periods of silence during the walk so that we can fully immerse ourselves in the sights and sounds of the landscape. There will be quick sketches and two or three chances for more sustained drawings. By the end you will feel replenished and restored.

Read more about why I set up Walk + Draw and what is involved in my blog post Drawing Outdoors Helps Me To Cope With Life’s Challenges.

Please note:
– the walk will go ahead come rain or shine so please be prepared for any kind of weather
– no dogs please
– please put phones on silent or airplane mode
– you will need to be fit enough to walk / be on your feet for up to 3 hours although pace will be gentle
– there are usually public toilets at the start and end of the walk
– small group of up to 4-6 people so please book your spot in advance
– suitable for any level of drawing, from beginner to advanced

“What a perfect way to spend my time! Carrie is informative and sensitive and guided us to engage fully with the environment as we moved through it. Carrie has a talent for selecting the perfect spots to pause and draw so you have a wonderful variety in your sketchbook at the end of the session. In a world where it is becoming more difficult to find time to slow down and take a moment, I cannot recommend Walk + Draw enough.” – Jo Perkins Art @joperkinsart

Next Walk + Draw Dates:
TBC August 2024 and September 2024

Free charcoal courtesy of Gifford Community Woodland while stock lasts!

£25 per person per session (from 1st July 2023)

Concessions available. If the cost is a barrier to you then please contact me on carriejsanderson@gmail.com.

I will email the details of where we will meet when you book.

What To Bring:

Sketchbook (A4 or A5 recommended), pencils, eraser and sharpener
Flask with hot drink or bottle of water (highly recommended!)
Waterproofs and warm clothing / layers plus walking shoes or boots
Hat / sunscreen in sunny weather


Clipboard to rest your sketchbook on
Other drawing materials like charcoal, ink, pastels
A portable stool or chair

Please email me at carriejsanderson@gmail.com to book your spot or if you have any questions!

P.S. One-to-one outdoor drawing sessions are available – email me if you’re interested.

Walk + Draw Terms and Conditions – Please Read Before Booking:

Walk + Draw session(s) must be booked and paid for in advance. No drop-ins are possible at this time.

Please give at least 24 hours notice if you wish to cancel in order to get a refund.

Cancelling less than 24 hours in advance of the start time of your booked session will result in no refund given.

I reserve the right to cancel any sessions due to illness, extreme weather, or circumstances outside of my control. I will notify you ahead of the session as soon as possible and you can either opt for a refund or I can transfer your booking to another date.

Please ensure you are fit enough to attend the Walk + Draw and you are able to spend 2 – 3 hours on your feet in an outdoor environment. Let me know if you have any medical conditions I need to be aware of. I will not be held responsible for any injuries or damages as a result of attending Walk + Draw. Attendance is entirely at your own risk.

Please also read my Website Terms and Conditions before booking.