Drawing in the park
Come out with us and enjoy drawing in the park. Just take a sketchbook, pencil, charcoal, or even a marker and start. Let’s talk about how to draw trees, flowers, bushes, nature around us. Drawing outdoors will energize you, relax while doing so, and learn both perspective and shading.
Drawing is designed to teach you the basics of drawing and sketching, while spending a pleasant time full of fun in capturing the atmosphere in your sketchbook. You will learn not only what supplies to use for drawing, but also what when and where to draw. In the course, basic concepts such as shading, visualization, perspective, negative space will be explained step by step. Whether you are a beginner or you already know how to draw, join us! If you do not have your own sketchbook, classic A4 white papers are available free of charge.
Preparing new terms for spring 2020
Let's start painting together!
What do I need to bring with me?
Anything you love to paint with!
- pencils, charcoal, plastic eraser, fixative, dry pastel
- sketchbook A5 or A4, canvas, brushes, water container
- acrylic, watercolor or oil paints
Prague Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden in Troja is a piece of paradise in the city. It is a place to rest and relax in nature, take lessons, have fun and pleasure of all the senses in the midst of 15,000 species of trees and flowers. The Japanese Garden of Meditation will enchant us with rhododendron, peony or tender sakur flowers in the spring, with a warm shade in the hot summer and brightly colored leaves of Japanese maples in the autumn. Peony Meadow, North American Prairie, Ornamental Garden or Mediterranean are just a fraction of where you can go every season, admire the treasures of the plant kingdom, and try to capture them with colors on a piece of paper. Along the way you will get acquainted with fish of tropical rivers and lakes and listen to the noise of a wild waterfall.
The Troja Botanical Garden is ideally located on the right bank of the Vltava River, in the area formed by the Vltava terraces and the slopes of the Troja Basin. For many centuries, vines have ripened here and the protected vineyard of St. Clare is one of the oldest in Prague. Every year, they manually harvest the grapes, which are carefully processed in the local cellar. Wines can be enjoyed on the terrace of the wine cellar with a unique view of the Prague skyline.
Admission: adults – 100 CZK, seniors – 50 CZK, students – 45 CZK
The natural reserve Divoká Šárka is one of Prague’s most beautiful natural sceneries and an important archaeological site. It extends along the Šárecký brook on rocky cliffs, plateaus and in deep valleys between the Džbán gorge and the Devil’s Mill. Most of the area of Divoká Šárka is formed by a steppe, which passes smoothly into a large mixed forest.
The romantic rocky valley associated with the legend of Šárka and Ctirad, who allegedly took place in the local forests, acts as an oasis in the bustle of the city and will surprise every new visitor with an unexpected natural scenery.
Havlíčkovy sady na Vinohradech aneb park Grébovka
Inspired by the Italian Renaissance, Grébovka Park invites you to paint. In addition to the unique views of Prague, it offers a magnificent view of the entire park from the upper terrace above the artificial cave. In the park we can draw both a beautiful fountain with a water cascade, a lake, pavilions, Gröbe’s villa, statues, and the already mentioned charming artificial cave (grotto). The atmosphere of a true vineyard in the middle of Prague can be enjoyed in the Cellar Grébovka, which is hidden in a vineyard on a historic vineyard track. Here you can enjoy our outdoor drawing lessons by sipping good wine. One glass of wine is included.
The park also offers a seating area in the charming „Viniční“ summer house wine bar in the middle of extensive vineyards or in the garden café Pavilion Grébovka. Every year, there is also a popular vintage. There are over 120 species of deciduous and coniferous trees in the park, so there is a shade even on hot days. The park is located in Prague 2, Vinohrady, near Vršovice and Nusle.
Take a breathtaking view from Riegrovy sady. The horizon is dominated by an unforgettable view of Prague Castle, the entire area of the Lesser Town is stafage and the Vltava flows below. Especially the sunset is impressive in Riegrovy sady. There are several other interesting vistas through the trees to the Old Town, Lesser Town and Petřín. Especially in the direction of Italska street there are unique views that are rarely seen in Prague. If you are looking for a place where you can finally stop for a moment, relax and regain strength, Riegrovy sady are the right choice. When drawing in the park, take a sketchbook or canvas and come with us to drift with beautiful views. After painting you will be rewarded not only the view of the sunset.
The Riegrovy sady are accessible from all sides. From the metro it is the shortest from Jiriho z Podebrad Square or the Museum. The park is dominated by a monument to František Ladislav Rieger by Josef Václav Myslbek.
Did you know that the name is derived from the word Leteň, which means Sun Hill? Letná Park is Prague’s largest undeveloped green area, where you can spend your free time even painting. Letná Park offers a magnificent view of the Vltava River and the city. Thanks to the bridging of Chotkova Street, they provide easy access to Chotkovy Sady Park and further to Prague Castle.
A large park with grassy areas, tall trees, a varied mix of trees planted with hillsides and a long plane tree alley is a great inspiration for any painter. Unique views of Prague, especially from the Hanavský pavilion – unique cast-iron buildings with a restaurant directly enchant us. In the orchards we can find mainly poplars, willows, plum trees and spruces.
A large green oasis in the middle of the city with tall trees, water and grassy areas is ideal for drawing ponds and other beautiful views. It is a place to relax regardless of age. Stromovka was established in the mid-13th century as a hunting park. Now it is one of the most important natural landscape parks, with many exotic trees. The park is characterized by a system of ponds. The whole area, a kind of Central Park of Prague, is interwoven with many playgrounds and a network of paths and trails that are used for recreational use. It is a beautiful place not only for walking. From the terrace of the Governor’s Summer Palace there is a beautiful view of the northern part of Prague.
In the upper part of Stromovka there is a children’s playground Kaštánek, which also includes reinforced concrete climbing frames by academic sculptor Olbram Zoubek.
The magical Prague Zoo is located in the beautiful, hilly, rugged terrain of the Prague 7, Troja. If you want to try to draw animals, this is the right place. There are 10 pavilions, 150 exhibitions and currently boasts 670 species and nearly 5,000 individuals. What animal will you draw? Do you enjoy sea lions, monkeys or elephants? Or do you want to try the whole African panorama? Nothing is impossible. A walk with a sketchbook in your hand will please you.