The Drawing Week – May
These classes are mostly held at The Studio, Bransbury, near Barton Stacey, Hampshire
Drawing is where you start.
The primary way to explore your environment and your emotional response to it can be through drawing. Children draw before they write. Somewhere along the way we complicate matters, lose the pleasure of drawing, and its intuitive possibilities.
This course is designed to encourage you to find the pleasure in something that was once a natural response, to be inquisitive and give you confidence in your abilities. Drawing is both straightforward and complicated. Through drawing you can contemplate all the attributes of painting except the hue. It can be an end in itself, or a firm step towards other visual arts.
Starting in January with an introductory week this series of classes is designed to make you look at, and reconsider the many different aspects of a creative process. You will go from looking to seeing and understanding and, finally, towards interpreting your world.
There will be aspects of this course that feel firmly figurative; this is just a starting place. If you feel a more abstract or expressive approach would be a direction you wish to take this would be warmly encouraged.
Strictly speaking, the word abstract means to separate, or withdraw something from something else.
All students will discover their own area of interest and a visual language that works for them. The mix of ideas and interests within a group, combined with discussion and research makes for a creatively fertile environment.
There are five weeks of classes, over five months with one concentrated week in the studio, or at another venue, per month. There will be an element of preparation and research between the months. The more work put into the non-class time will result in a greater appreciation of the subject.
Pricing is designed to encourage students to commit to themselves and take on a demanding course. Individual classes are priced at £90/day. If you take on the whole course (25days) the cost is £1,800 which is a 20% reduction on a daily rate.
All abilities are welcomed.
If you would like more information about the course or, about accommodation, please contact me. Kate Measham
January 14th – 18th Introduction
- Learning to look
- Discovering materials
- Expressive drawing
- The Start of things to come
February 11th – 15th Expression, Line and Mark
- Yoga and mindful life drawing
- Expressive mark making, Van Gogh, Cy Twombly and you
- Music and movement
March – What is it, how big, and where does it go?
- Learning to look
- Size matters
No Drawing Week in April
May 13th – 17th On the shoulders of giants
On the shoulders of giants