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2019 WORKSHOPS



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.



SATURDAY MAY 4th
10 am - 4pm

BIG BANK HOLIDAY DRAWING DAY WITH SKETCH BOOKS
MELLOR CHURCH HALL
CHURCH ROAD
MELLOR, SK6 5LX

Mellor Parish Church Hall is set in beautiful country side above the Cheshire Plain and on the edge of the Peak District. It is a perfect place to work with light, airy rooms, a kitchen, car park and easy access to the landscape.
Within five minutes, there is a significant archeological site where Neolithic, Bronze Age and Roman artefacts have been found.
Mellor Church (English Gothic), also offers interesting drawing opportunities.
The first part of the day will be exploratory, making visual notes, looking, listening, working in sketchbooks, investigating media & techniques.
We will challenge the traditional sketchbook format in order to experience a broad approach to drawing, painting & printing.
Bring a Gelli Plate if you have one but I have a couple of them that people can borrow.
Throughout the day you will be encouraged to develop a personal line of enquiry, experimenting with ideas, scale, processes & application.
The workshop will enable you to gain confidence in using a sketchbook creatively and gather visual information in order to generate further work.
Help and advice will be available throughout the day.
Suitable for all abilities.

Cost £50, includes materials, tea, coffee, biscuits.
I can also get sketchbooks to order. I will send details nearer the time.




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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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