Book a place on some of the exciting workshops we have on offer during the event. Contact Sara Bor firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 01363 866111 for a booking form. Open daily during the event.
Saturday 3rd September - 10.30 am - 4.00pm
Family Experimental Drawing Day Laurie Steen and Sara Bor
Lose your inhibition to draw thru large movement and shadow drawing with a focus on experimental mark making. While exploring different tools and mediums, we will use the natural environment, not only as a subject, but also as a resource for the tools and mediums we use to draw.
Price: Adult £25 children £10 *only children over 8 and must be accompanied by an adult
Monday 5th September – 11am – 4pm
Book binding Joanna Radford
Making Sewn Board Binding, sketchbooks using 210g Norfolk cartridge paper. Joanna Radford has lived in Devon since 1975, on Dartmoor since 1981. She was a member of Dartington Print Workshop, studying under Michael Honnor, until 2008. She has exhibited work in the South West. She is primarily a printmaker, but has developed this medium to make artists' books, very often as collaborative projects with other printmakers. She also makes books and commemorative albums to commission. Her work is informed by and inspired by her "other life" as a small holder, Dartmoor commoner and breeder of Dartmoor ponies and Shetland sheep. www.joannaradford.co.uk
Price: £35.00 plus materials
Friday 9th September – 11am – 4pm
Paper Making Two Rivers Paper Making Company
Learn to make A4 hand made paper out of cotton and recycled rag. The largest output at Two Rivers is of the famous TR and DeNimes handmade artists paper. This is the paper of choice for many of the country's finest artists. Two Rivers has a unique random surface texture unlike the mechanically even weave of most other branded papers. This also means that there is not a right or wrong side as both sides are identical. It is incredibly hard sized, allowing the painter the luxury of pushing paint around for much longer than with more absorbent artist’s papers. As well as watercolour, our papers are used for pastels, oils, printmaking, photographic processes and many types of mixed media. www.tworiverspaper.co.uk/themill
Tuesday 13th September – 11am – 4pm
Drawing Master Class Laurie Steen
Focusing on the nature of drawing, and the drawing of nature. Warm up to include large movement and shadow drawing, as above, while encouraging an explorative approach to drawing. The big Idea: The act of drawing while moving and shadow drawing positive and negative shapes, allows us to loosen up and explore the concept of Edges, Space and Shapes, in a way that doesn’t continually reference our stored symbolic concepts of a subject. Sometimes learning to draw is about knowing that your only job is to record information and shadow drawing allows us to do this brilliantly... with creativity following.
After studying fine arts at the University of Calgary, Laurie graduated with an honors BID and thesis prize from the University of Manitoba in 1993, where she also taught sketch camps and drawing classes. Laurie has been a part of many solo and group exhibitions in Canada, Switzerland and the United Kingdom where she is now residing. Laurie has her work in numerous private and corporate collections including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. email@example.com
Saturday 17th September – 11am – 5pm
Freedom in Painting Ashley Hanson
An exciting opportunity to work with the renowned colourist and landscape artist Ashley Hanson. The concept is about exploring the possibilities of painting and going beyond your comfort zone , finding your own ‘Freedom in Painting and making something that surprises you!’. The workshop will include using the language of colour, mark –making, composition, and looking at space and abstraction to develop and push your painting further. Throughout the day Ashley will be hands on with demonstrations and both group and one to one expert tuition, concluding with a group critique... Ashley specializes in oils; however you are free to work in either oils or acrylics, whatever you prefer. Bring along a drawing, photograph or just an idea to work from. This course is suitable for students with some experience in painting. Ashley is a visiting lecturer at Canterbury Christchurch University and the National Academy of Art, Bergen, Norway. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally including Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Edgar Modern, Bath, Campden Gallery the Cotswolds and the Belgrave St.Ives. www.ashleyhanson.co.uk.
Price £35.00 Bring your own materials, list provided