Last Saturday was the first of the spring Life Drawing classes.
The class started the day with yoga, and finished with the yoga teacher as the model for their drawings. The emphasis of the day was to experience the physicality of drawing, and to recognise yourself in the model. This was a new experience for everyone and produced some very interesting drawings.
The next class, 9th May, will be a totally different approach. Measured life drawing is about carefully plotting the body in front of you.
There are still a few places. Contact me, Kate Measham for more information. Life Drawing, Three Ways, Retreat gives you information about all three upcoming life classes.
A River Workshop at Riverside Cottage,
Bransbury, Barton Stacey, Winchester SO21 3QJ
Tuesday 12th June 2018
10.00am – 5.00pm
£95/day to include lunch, coffee and tea
This workshop is appropriate for all abilities.
What could be more lovely than to sit by a river, painting and drawing? Rivers are moving and changing all the time so what could be more frustrating?
Learn through experiments and new techniques how to find your own approach to capturing a river, and how to overcome these frustrations.
The beautiful chalk stream that runs through the villages of Barton Stacey and Newton Stacey is the River Dever. Its glories inspire fishermen, poets and artists alike. The Riverside Cottage studio is set amongst trees by the river and will be our base for the day’s workshop.
You will spend a morning by the river exploring different drawing techniques. To help capture an image you will be looking at Van Gogh’s mark making and experimenting with marks of your own. Working in charcoal, pencil, ink and graphite you will try to capture something of the magic of the river and its environment.
After a delicious lunch in the Riverside Cottage you will use the morning’s drawings to work towards a painting. Any media welcome. If you need assistance that is not a problem.
Taster Day at Riverside Cottage,
15th May, 2018
10.00 – 5.00
£95 for the day, to include lunch and all materials,
Have you thought about having a go at art classes? at re-visiting drawing, or painting? or do you want to prepare for a bit of sketching on holiday? If the answer is ‘yes’ come to a Taster Day at Riverside Cottage.
In the morning you will experiment with drawing materials and drawing, followed by an afternoon of painting and throwing everything at it.
Drawing materials will include pencil, charcoal, chalk, ink, marker pens, wax crayons, calligraphy brushes, twigs, sponges…whatever we can squeeze in. There will be painting in the afternoon in a similar vein. This will be a busy and exciting day.
Riverside Cottage will provide a delicious, light lunch, coffee on arrival and cream tea when you are exhausted in the afternoon.
Bring a friend, send a sister, encourage anyone who needs a new adventure – no experience necessary, no equipment needed.
All materials will be provided – you just need to turn up and be prepared to have a go.
Yoga, Mindfulness and Life Drawing,
28th April, 2018
At Riverside Cottage, Bransbury, nr Barton Stacey
Drawing is a wonderful, engaging, cerebral affair; you think, you look, you investigate. The aim of this retreat is to engage further; to include your body and your senses in an holistic act of drawing.
Instead of a drawing appearing on the paper from a conjunction of thought and sight alone, you will engage with all your senses, with your breathing, and your body.
You will begin the day with yoga to relax, shed tension and enable you to open yourself to the possibility of drawing with other senses.
In the afternoon our yoga teacher becomes the model. You will engage with the model who will reflect poses your body will have learnt. You will be able to feel the stretches as you draw taking you to a new level of engagement with your work.
You will learn how drawing is enriched when you work from a calm place in mind and body. You will feel the rhythm of your breath, trust the intelligence of your body, learn to release tension and discover a freedom and potential for inventiveness.
This course is suitable for all artistic and yoga abilities.
- £130 to include yoga class, coffee, tea and light lunch, plus materials