Field Sketching through Art

One of our members kindly sent through a link to the Geological Society web page article about field sketching.

“I think it would be something for visitors to the website to have a look at, especially as drawing, sketching and artwork are activities everyone could have a go at during lockdown”

Many people will appreciate the beauty of the landscape first hand and many may take photographs but there is little that brings a scenary or memory to life than a sketch or artwork.

This article “FIELD SKETCHING THROUGH ART: AN AID TO OBJECTIVITY”  is a great reminder – or prompt – as to how art can enhance your memory of a location as well as bring calm and happiness.

Field Sketching Through Art – (Geological Society, Dec 2018, p15-17)

Read or download the PDF by clicking on the image below

Field Sketching Through Art – (Geological Society, Dec 2018, p15-17)

Why don’t you take advantage of time in the open and take a sketchpad, easel & paints or create some art then submit a picture to us with where it is and how you created the art?


Ammonites are a type of prehistoric animal known only from fossils. They were cephalopods, like modern squids and octopuses, but unlike these creatures, they had a hard outer shell like a snail’s shell. As a result, ammonites have been well preserved in the fossil record. Ammonites were around from the beginning of the Jurassic period to the end of the Cretaceous period. They were common in the oceans of the Earth for 143 million years, before disappearing at the K-T boundary extinction event 65 million years ago, when 70% of all animal species suddenly
became extinct.

1. Print the image on card and colour in the ammonite (you can also download the Ammonite here (Ammonite colouring page)
2. Carefully cut around the shape
3. You can make the ammonite stand-alone by attaching a piece of folded card
to the back of the ammonite using tape or glue