On this vibrant and lively course Kate Walters will help participants to explore drawing from a range of perspectives, encountering and embracing a collection of mediums and surfaces. These will include Venetian glass pens, brushes, sticks, your fingers, pencils, watercolour sticks, charcoal and hand-made inks among other materials; and supports worked on will range from musical scores to book pages, and various coloured papers of different weights. We will use these beautiful and naturally expressive tools and mediums to guide you to a place where you can gather your various drawing practice experiences and make an energetic or drawn raft for collected memories, ideas, concepts, emotions, life-studies, dreams: in short a seedbed for all of your creativity. We will work with found objects, automatic drawing, music, poetry, images of landscapes, a model and possibly flowers as starting points to encourage free and dynamic responses.
The course encourages the exploration of Drawing as seedbed for all our creativity, for painting, ideas, for knowing, as scaffolding for all our practice and for memory.
Kate has a remarkable knowledge and art practice with over 35 years' teaching experience and her drawing practice is central to her life as an artist. Her work has been short-listed for various international drawing prizes and three of her workbooks of drawings are currently touring the UK in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize.
Beginners and more experienced practitioners will be very welcome; each supported individually as Kate goes around the group regularly offering one-to-one guidance. You will complete the two days with a workbook full of pages of drawings and a greatly expanded sense of what drawing is and can be.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5AW.
Where to meet:
Please arrive at the Newlyn School of Art at 9.50 for a 10am start. This course ends at 4pm.
Materials used on this course:
Pencils, watercolour sticks, charcoal, oil pastels, chalks and hand-made inks among many other materials.
All levels of experience. Beginners welcome. If you have any specific access or support requirements please give us a call at the time of booking to discuss your needs.
We would advise that this course is suitable for those of 16 years of age and upwards (16 & 17yr olds must be accompanied by an adult, who is a paying participant).
What to bring:
Please bring old clothes to paint in.
Please bring a packed lunch.
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Once you have booked your place you will receive an email confirmation. Please contact us via our Contact Us page, if you need further support.