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2019 WORKSHOPS

SATURDAY JANUARY 5th
10 am - 4 pm

FINDING FORM / A RE THINK

To begin the New Year, a workshop to really focus the mind and explore new approaches to drawing.
Thinking of artists such as ; Seurat, Jessica Stockholder, Benedict Carpenter, Dryden Goodwin, Christo etc. this workshop offers equal visual significance to the nature of an object and the artistic response.
The basis of the day will be to observe and consider the form and draw what we see rather than what we know. The objects to be drawn will be random and vary in scale (teapots, chairs, tables, pots, ornaments and so on, a jumble of things)

Stage 1. Wrap the objects (Christo style), either in paper or fabric, thus creating surface tension and detail. Visual information will be implicit. This could be a group activity.
Stage 2. Group the objects to make an installation .
Stage 3. The installation will then be the starting point. Using a range of materials and techniques, we will produce drawings/paintings that discuss the flexibility of working when few parameters exist.
Scale and pace will change throughout the day.

The session will offer you the potential for thinking broadly whilst acknowledging a strong observational drawing practice.

This workshop is suitable for all abilities.
Cost, £50 , includes materials, tea , coffee etc.


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2nd
10 am - 4 pm

SOUND SCAPES & SOUND BITES

The notion of non verbal communication explores many creative forms.
In this workshop we will experience and respond to Sound (language, text, sound bites, music, noise and even silence).
To begin we will listen!
As the day develops, we will attempt to manipulate thought processes through writing and visual mark making in all its forms, using wet & dry media.
Starting with random text and the written word, we will explore the methodology of visual communication - non verbal or otherwise.
(eg, drawing ,typing, interacting, photography, film, recording, editing, symbols, Painting, signage, printing etc.).
We will vary the scale, pace and materials continually.
The session will offer an awareness of how ideas and visual outcomes can appear from anywhere and in many forms.
It will be an experimental day with the potential to work in groups or independently.

Most suitable for all abilities.
Artist research: Dieter Roth, Rita Donagh, Julie Mehretu, Susan Hiller etc.
Robert Smithson, ‘ A Heap of Language’, 1966
Carl Andre, ‘Autobiographies ‘ 1972

Cost, £ 50, includes materials, tea , coffee and lots of biscuits.




SATURDAY MARCH 2nd
10 am - 4pm

LIFE DRAWING IN CONTEXT

During this session, we will visually respond to the figure in relationship to other objects. The objects will occasionally obscure, support or surround the figure, thus creating the sense of a purposeful environment.
Using a range of media, processes and varying scale, we will explore notions of drawing, both observational and gestural.
The outcome will be experimental and precise in order to encourage a diversity of visual understanding, composition and the connection between the figure and the objects.
For this workshop, we welcome back our lovely model, Jenny Black.

Suitable for all abilities.
Artist research,
Diebenkorn, Jack Southern, Hockney, Monet, Bonnard etc.

Cost £50, includes materials, tea ,coffee, biscuits.


SATURDAY APRIL 6th
10 am - 4 pm

COLOUR / A LATE SPRING RESPONSE

A thoughtful workshop, considering a specific palette of colour that occurs as we move from early to late Springtime.
Since this is possibly the most dynamic time of the year in terms of nature, the observation of growth, colour and re generation, offer great potential in painting.

Stage 1. To amass plants, flowers, vegetables etc that occur specifically and naturally, at this time of the year.
Stage 2. Using a range of processes and media, produce a series of detailed and experimental drawings, investigating structure and form, that would later inform the content and composition of a painting or series of paintings on canvas or paper.
Stage 3. Initially spend time exploring the basic tenets of colour mixing (using acrylic paint) , in order to extend your technical knowledge and make your resultant painting unique and distinctive.

Suitable for all abilities.
Artist Research, Winifred Nicholson, Elizabeth Blackadder, Ivon Hitchens, Bonnard , Matisse.

Cost £50, includes materials, tea coffee biscuits.



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Workshops are held at:
THE READING ROOM
UPPER HIBBERT LANE
HAWK GREEN, MARPLE
SK6 7HX

Group sizes are limited so that each participant receives appropriate tuition and has the opportunity to discuss ideas and progress with other members of the group.

All workshops are informal, friendly and suitable for a range of abilities.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK ONTO A WORKSHOP OR NEED MORE INFORMATION PLEASE E MAIL ME ObscureMyEmail
OR CALL ON 07846 823566.

Ps. I’d love to see you at one of my workshops; a warm, friendly and likeminded group of people.

Jane Cockayne, artist and drawing tutor. Working in Cheshire, Manchester and surrounding areas.
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