I organise and run many workshops for all abilities, mostly in Cheshire and the North West.
Please check the website regularly for updates and future workshops.
If you would like me to forward information on new events please send me your name and email address.
AUTUMN / WINTER 2023 WORKSHOPS
These will be held at:
THE READING ROOM, UPPER HIBBERT LANE, HAWK GREEN, SK6 7HX
SATURDAY OCTOBER 7th
10 am - 4 pm
EXPRESSIVE LIFE DRAWING
During the first part of this session, we will focus on a diverse range of starting points in order to maximise the potential of drawing processes. This will enable you to assess the figure in terms of scale, proportion, positive & negative space, structure and so on.
We will include an experimental range of wet & dry media, drawing techniques and surfaces to work on therefore challenging traditional outcomes . This will give you the opportunity to seek out new and original drawing methodology.
Following on from this, poses will be longer and we will investigate composition in terms of where the image occurs within a space, whilst incorporating the power and dynamic of the human body through a learnt process.
This workshop is suitable for beginners and people with drawing experience.
Cost £65 (this workshop is slightly more expensive in order to incorporate the models fee)
Incudes; materials, paper , tuition and regular refreshments.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4th
DRAWING/ MEDIA & RELATED INVESTIGATION
10am - 4pm
This is a playful and experimental workshop for anyone who would like to consider new approaches to drawing & painting via a thorough investigation of processes.
The best ideas come out of the work itself, as in the creative journey. So, during this workshop we will explore mark making tools / equipment (broadly speaking) and by including wet, dry, thick and thin media, we will create an exciting directory of visual information.
Moving on, there will be the opportunity to take your ideas into larger scale work, 3D, series,
book forms etc
This will offer the opportunity to create a body of visual work from a simple concept to a conclusion.
This workshop is suitable for all abilities but especially for people who like to push a few boundaries.
Potential Research; Cornelia Parker, Brice Marden, Robert Rauschenberg, Helen O Leary etc
Cost £60, includes materials, paper, lots of refreshments.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 2nd
WINTER STILL LIFE / EXPLORATION OF COLOUR
10 am - 4 pm
As we approach mid winter, we may become influenced by a more subtle and thoughtful palette.
Colour observation is essential to this workshop.
Inspired by artists such as Morandi, Ivon Hitchens, Winifred Nicholson , Deborah Tarr and so on, the first part of the day will include the joyful process of assessing and mixing colour in relation to still life objects.
We will aim to generate a collection of tones and hues in order to recognise unusual and refined colour groups. We will also seek out appropriate support colours which are essential in creating visual dynamics in a composition.
Taking this information forward and working from a simple group of still life objects , we will then aim to complete a painting or a series of studies onto paper or canvas, using the colour mixing skills learnt earlier in the day .
Suitable for all abilities.
Cost £60, includes materials, tuition and lots of refreshments.
Jane Cockayne, artist and drawing tutor.
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