Plus materials supplement £30
Paul Thomas will be teaching A SUBJECTIVE DRAWING COURSE. Using one large format sheet of paper and one material ( scenic charcoal) you will be encouraged initially to explore mark making which quickly develops into a more complex system of lines, shapes and forms that begin to identify specific subject matter. As the drawing moves through this process of recognition, and with tutorial discussion, the relationship between subject, form and conent will become clearer and push the drawing towards a conclusion. It can be both abstract or figurative in its outcomes , and suitable for anyone wanting to develop a critical understanding of how drawings can be formed from initially non objective viewpoint.
Claire Smith’s current practice focuses on the elements of chance, time and fragmented imagery occurring through observation and material processes. The drawing day Claire will be leading reflects this focus, and will invite participants to combine observations of the landscape, the moving figure, objects, in a multi-layered space. Working as individuals or collaboratively, the project can involve as wide or as narrow a range of dry and liquid drawing mediums as you decide upon, and may result in one or many drawings, large or small.
Karolina Glusiec won the 2012 Jerwood Drawing Prize for her animated film 'Velocity' which was inspired by drawing. She describes drawing as something 'that you don’t have to pretend, and you can be as sincere as you want to be. It is a primary art medium for us. When we are children we draw with crayons on paper, with a stick on sand, with felt tips on walls. I love it because you can be spontaneous and free.' More details about Karolina's drawing day coming soon.
Resonance: This workshop will explore drawing through an investigation of sound; using vibration, texture, dissonance, pitch, resonance and rhythm as a means of accessing subconscious imagery and transforming the senses.
In Another Room: Drawing from memory and Imagination
The workshop will explore and develop the ability to use our memory and imagination, to make forms and images that move, stimulate and shape us. Images that make an impression and are significant and essential to us. We shall also look closely at the way different drawing materials and processes have their own emotional charge.
Group critique - a productive end of summer school critique and discussion about the work made during the week