Thu, 14 Sept|
Westbury Arts Centre
Art for Returners to Art. 12-Week Course
Time & Location
14 Sept, 09:30 BST – 07 Dec, 11:30 GMT
Westbury Arts Centre, Foxcovert Road, Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes MK5 6AA
About the Event
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
Painting and drawing for returners to art.
Haven’t picked up a pencil or brush for years? Ready to get back to creating again?
This relaxed 12-week course helps you to brush up on your skills, or refresh you on long-lost experiences.
All levels are welcome; all you need is the will to create.
HOW IT WORKS:
• Each week the tutor will suggest a theme, see below
• Either bring your own subject matter (still life, photo, etc) or use the tutor’s objects
• The tutor is on hand to give gentle and supportive guidance
• Enjoy two hours of personal and relaxing creativity
Please bring your own materials as we all have different ideas as to quality, range, etc. This also helps to reduce course fees.
Forgotten to bring your things? Don’t worry, it happens! The tutor will have a small range of pencils and paper, available at a small cost.
Drinks are provided by the venue and included in the price.
EXAMPLES OF WEEKLY THEMES:
Themes are for reference only, and are subject to change
Suggested Items: An item that gives you comfort
Suggested items: An object from nature, use line to define
Suggested items: A snack to draw, or use coffee or tea as a medium
Theme: Head and shoulders
Suggested items: Draw each other, or bring a photo
Suggested items: A few small objects, like dice. Look at how placement of items affects an image
ABOUT THE TUTOR:
Gill is a freelance professional artist, student and educator, working and volunteering with local charities and education settings in the arts sector, focusing on young people, mental health and curation.
She has experience in many techniques and media, with contemporary drawing being her specialism.
She completed her foundation diploma in Art & Design at Milton Keynes College before enrolling on her degree course.
At university, Gill had time and space to investigate skills and experiences, challenge preconceptions, push boundaries, then hone her resulting strengths.
During these studies, she took inspiration and reference from artists who also, either fill the page with subconscious, intricate marks, as did Madge Gill and Unica Zurn, or use rules such as Bridget Riley and Sol LeWitt.
Responding to “Line Let Loose” by David Maclagen, she challenges herself to consider the psychology of ‘meta-doodling’, which is leading to a richer appreciation and distillation of her work
HOW TO BOOK:
For information and details of how to book a place on the class please visit: https://www.inspiredbygilly.com/class