We are now CLOSED for the season Reopening 1st June 2018, see you then!
Dates: Thursday 27th September 2018
Expressive Drawing Skills
We will be creating organic drawing tools from garden detritus and foliage using binding tapes and twines. We will forage the Prairie Gardens for unusual organic materials for interesting markmaking to create drawing tools on varied scales. From large sticks and branches to tiny flower heads and seed heads. Taping, binding and weaving. We will focus on textures and structures of the plant forms.
The tools made will be used to draw spontaneously with inks and paints. We will create marks responding to calm, tranquil sounds as well as more energetic music. Expressive markmaking with gestural qualities will be encouraged to work on large paper pieces.
We will then produce individual drawings in graphite sticks/charcoal. Participants will be asked to think about their walk around the garden and journey they made. They will then be verbally guided though their walk whilst making marks on their paper. Calm, mediative and reflective.
Final drawing tools created will become artworks in themselves and you will have numerous drawings in varied scales and styles.
This workshop will allow you to unleash your creativity without the fear of failure!
Costs: £55 per workshop
All materials will be included in the price.
For more details and to secure a place on this workshop please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07540191437
About Emma Taylor
She studied Fine Art in Cardiff at the University of Wales in the early 90’s with one foot in the painting studios but gravitating to the warmth of the printmaking studios. Her work embodies the two disciplines with collagraphs produced with paint, card and carborundum and cut into integrate intaglio and relief printmaking.
Emma has worked as an Art teacher for many years with a focus on GCSE and A Level in a highly successful Art department in Sussex and held the position of Head Of Art for five years before leaving to focus on her family and printmaking.
Her wealth of experience and expertise in education has inspired countless students and they, in turn, have opened her eyes to the joys of returning to her own creativity.
She has exhibited in several Open Houses and local galleries and is a member of Sussex Arts Collective. This is her third teaching season at Sussex Prairie Gardens!