Venue Shippon Artists Studios
With Flora Arbuthnott
Length of course: Two hours
£35, including materials
Next date 13th July 10:00 am
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About this course
13 July, 10am-12pm
During this new course, you’ll work with dip pens and black ink on paper, and charcoal.
We will explore different prompts and processes for mark making and drawing from our imagination, including guided meditation, poetry, nonsense verse and sound – drawing out our own distinct inner creative vision.
Beginners welcome – this course is suitable for all abilities. The tutor will provide dip pens, brushes, and black ink for participants.
What you will do on this course
– Quietening/grounding/focusing. Mindfulness guided meditation. breath slow exhale, feet on floor, contact points
– Make marks exploring the qualities and possibilities of the charcoal, brush, pen, pencil. All the possible marks and textures it can create. How do you feel as you make those marks?
– Botanical drawing, seeing elements and patterns. Look at the still life – Chose a simple element/pattern. Draw this without lifting your pen from the page.
– Hide the still life and fill the page with patterns.
– Drawing from poetry and nonsense verse.
– Drawing from sounds (birdsong, sounds we can make with found objects in the room, music).
Flora says: “I am a printmaker, forager, and natural dyer. My work is inspired by wild plants and natural forms, birds, creatures and botanical shapes. Drawing and printing stylised shapes. Being in nature is an important part of my practice. I go out gathering wild food a few times a week in wilder areas.”
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