SATURDAY JUNE 1st
10 am - 4 pm
COLOUR, PATTERN & ABSTRACTION WITH LIGHT PROJECTIONS
“I can get the gloomiest grey to dance, I love to make a very poor colour rich, to let the adjacent colours make it beautiful“ - Josef Albers.
This workshop will ultimately offer you the opportunity to consider composition using drawing and painting.
Initially however, we will explore the idea of generating imagery by using light projections onto a screen. This is a very exciting way to begin to translate drawn information while altering and editing scale and composition readily.
This part of the session will be fluid and experimental, finding new working methods and processes. Gathered visual information may then be used to inform a series of more sustained studies.
Outcomes could be painterly or graphic, on paper or canvas, including a broad range of techniques; mixed media painting, drawing, Gelli Monoprint's and so on.
The study of colour and composition will central to the day.
Artist research, Josef Albers, Tomma Abts, Eve Aschheim, Bridget Riley, Len Lye, John Hoyland, Lazlo Moholy Nagy.
Suitable for all abilities, tuition always available.
Cost £50, includes materials, tea, coffee & biscuits.
SATURDAY JULY 6 th
10 am - 4 pm
FIGURE DRAWING / CLOTHED
This workshop will vary from previous figure drawing sessions in that it will include a more theatrical approach.
Jenny Black will be our model and she will pose wearing a selection of garments and accessories to offer you the opportunity to respond to textural fabrics and drapery as well as the figure.
During the morning, there will be short and investigative sessions, varying the pace and scale of drawings, using wet and dry media.
Later in the day we will work from more sustained poses in order to expand ideas and techniques, taking time to extend your own personal practice.
Artist research, Vuillard, Monet, Matisse, Diebenkorn, Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot.
Suitable for all abilities, tuition available all day.
Cost £50, includes materials, tea coffee biscuits.
SATURDAY AUGUST 3rd
10 am - 4 pm
DRAWING IN THE COMMUNITY GARDENS AT WOODBANK PARK
Located just a mile east of Stockport centre, Woodbank Memorial Park is the home of Woodbank Community Gardens.
This is a horticultural hub which combines community gardening with commercial organic food production.
We are very fortunate to be able to spend a day drawing and painting in this lovely peaceful place which is secluded from the rest of the park.
There will be the opportunity to draw in sketchbooks, paint and print.
We can explore a range of techniques and processes in response to plants, vegetables and flowers and the environment in which they grow.
Woodbank Park itself is extensive and includes a beautiful part of the Goyt Valley.
Within the community gardens, there is a comfortable indoor space with a table area, kitchen and toilet.
Suitable for all abilities, tuition available throughout.
Cost £50, includes materials, a donation to the community garden charity, tea, coffee, biscuits.
Workshops (except the one on August 3rd) are held at:
THE READING ROOM
UPPER HIBBERT LANE
HAWK GREEN, MARPLE
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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