|Drawing from the Heart 2011|
We are delighted that Louise Watkins will be returning to Honeycomb Studios to carry out another
Drawing from the Heart Workshop
Monday 18th June 10am - 4.30pm
£50 including lunch
10% off if you have attended a workshop with us before.
10% off for new students if you book before 6th June 2012
Her 2011 workshop was extremely popular and very successful. This day long workshop in drawing is suitable for all levels and is an opportunity to experiment, its a workshop day with a difference! The morning will focus on drawing from the life model. In the afternoon we will use a collection of flora and fauna from around the studio to draw a series of inspirational still life studies in rhythm with the seasons.
Learning the fascinating drawing techniques inspired by the work of Cecil Collins and Frederick Frank. The day begins by grinding your own ink, using drawing tools from found materials such as feathers and wood, and learning about the raw pigments of Sumi ink and red chalk. It aims to be a friendly and studious day. To spark inspiration for other aspects of your creativity, such as painting, writing, photography perhaps even gardening! You will learn innovative techniques to develop your drawing skills. Limited places, book now.
Louise Watkins studied Fine Art at Exeter School of Art – Plymouth University and Central St. Martins, London. After graduating she undertook an apprenticeship in traditional methods of painting and Iconography. She has painted in Glastonbury and Sherborn Abbeys and Exeter Cathedral and collaborated on commissions for York Minster.
“Drawing has been central to my life for as long as I can remember. There is so much to draw inspiration from; it is a way of responding to beauty. I am inspired by the teaching methods of Cecil Collins and Frederick Franck. This process of drawing requires total involvement with the materials and tools. Spending time grinding the ink, the process becomes a meditation. Some of the most trusted drawing tools are those found while out walking. Drift wood makes a very good pen, feathers turn into quills and brushes. I enjoy teaching very much, sharing my love of art and nature with others. This quote sums up how I feel… “
‘While drawing grasses I learn nothing ‘about’ grass, but wake up to the wonder that there is grass at all.’ Frederick Franck