I happened across this exhibition at The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre.
How loudly can I shout about it?
The winners of last years BP Portrait Award, plus a large number of other portraits are in the Gallery at the library (discovery centre) in Winchester. The competition is the most prestigious portrait competition in the world. There are portraits from all over the globe.
The winning entry, by London based Miriam Escofert, is ‘An Angel at my Table’. This was selected from 2,667 entries from 88 countries.
Go to the gallery with your friends, your children and any waifs and strays you can find. This is a fabulous exhibition on our doorstep Hampshire
There are a few places available in the drawing/painting classes.
These classes will be held at: The Studio, Bransbury, Nr Barton Stacey, SO21 3QJ
Thursday, 4th April, 2nd May, 23rd May – Drawing
Thursday, 11th April, 9th May, 30th May – Painting
Drawing will be mornings only, 10.00am – 1.00pm £40/morning
Painting will be all day, 10.00am – 4.00pm £80/day
10% discount if you book all classes (6 classes) and pay up front
If you are interested in joining the drawing class please contact me, Kate Measham on 01980 863155
Spring has sprung, the grass is ris...
… mowing has started, and other gardening tasks are planned. I love this time of year. I know lots of you like to be busy outside too. However, there are the occasional meteorological knock back. Thursday 4th April is the first drawing day of the spring classes and rain is forecast (https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2633858).
So, ignore the garden and hide out with us in Bransbury.
For more information about the painting and drawing classes try this link:
£104/head (normal price £114, incl VAT or £95 without)
At Riverside Cottage Studio,Bransbury, nr Andover, SO21 3QJ
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This will be appropriate for any standard, from total beginner to regular practitioner. If you have aches and pains that prevent you from doing certain moves these can be accommodated.
Throughout the class you will be made aware of your body, which parts are being stretched, how you feel when relaxed etc.
After the yoga class you will be experimenting with many different sorts of marks. Particular attention will be paid to how your body feels when making these marks. Gravity, physicality, noise and irritations all play a part in what happens when you start to draw.
After these exercises our yoga teacher will become the model for the day. She will repeat the exercises from the morning class. You will have experienced the tension, pull and release of these poses. These memories will inform the drawings as you work through the day.
Some materials will be provided. Coffee and tea are available but please bring your own lunch