We are going to start at the Sercem Café by the entrance to the Parkland Walk at the junction of Hornsey Rise N19/Crouch End Hill N8. The Sercem Café has basic refreshments, a few tables and chairs and a small lavatory. The Parkland Walk is down some steps.
Various buses go up and down the road most usefully the
91. Also the 271 turns off a few minutes walk down the hill on the
Hornsey Road. You can find a link to the map here.
At this point on the Parkland Walk there is a nice view of the
bridge and rear of the café, and graffiti (interesting artistically), there are the old platforms,
old railway walls with arches and statues springing out of the wall, more
graffiti, and a bit further down the skateboard park (possibly with
skateboarders) plus steps up to the new Crouch Hill Park and wooden
climbing walks for the children. The vista is heavily wooded.
I suggest that we meet at 10.30 at the Sercem
Café, and then go down and paint below. Some of us will probably be
visible from the steps so that latecomers can see that we have arrived. Participants can leave whenever they feel like it but hopefully some people will want to continue into the afternoon.
Bring your sketching stools as there
aren't any benches.
I understand that the Friends of the Parkland Walk would be willing to put people's artwork on their website, which is very nice of them, and any finished work will of course qualify as a 'local view' for the Islington Art Society's Crouch End Exhibition in November.
If you would like to join us please turn up on the day or leave a message in the comments box below or alternatively email the Islington Art Society. We are keen to involve as many members of the Islington Art Society as possible in Art in the Park as it is such fun sketching outdoors with others.