4th October 2022 Design your own Christmas Card - like last year. So design your own Christmas Cards, your design should be no bigger than A4. We will collect them in by Tuesday 18th October and take them to the printers in Holmfirth where they will be scanned and professionally printed. Please print off the following order form and use one for each design. order_form_for_christmas_card_project__2_.pdf Art work to be handed in an envelope with the order form inside or attached please. Payment can be made at the time of ordering or on receipt of the cards.
18th October 2022 Life Drawing Session arranged by Linda Downs This session is only open to regularly attending members. We have booked an unclothed professional male model. Please be prepared to work in a large sketch book or on big sheets of white or coloured paper and a drawing board. You may want to bring an easel but not essential. Work in any medium, some suggestions : charcoal, hard pastel e.g conte , 2-6B soft pencils, watercolour. As we have some Matisse / Picasso style workshops coming up you might want to plan ahead and look at their life model cut outs before this session" Please read / view below regarding the sessions on the 8th and 15th. Please follow the links below. Picasso Matisse
1st November - Prep work. I will bring Wallpaper and Gesso for those of you that wish to prime some wallpaper so you can work large on the workshops below. Alternatively you will need to bring your own large canvas / Jo Sykes may have some large ones available to purchase? Tonight is a good opportunity to do some experimental work with the life drawing, so see how you would like to progress with the sketches you did.
8th & 15th November - Working Large In the Style of Matisse / Picasso - YouTube Video FIONA The aim of these two workshops is to produce a piece of art work showing an INTERPRETATION /REPRESENTATION of the life model you drew from on the 18th October. I've linked the idea from how Matisse and Picasso chose to represent some of their life drawings. So you may choose on the 18th to do a series of very loose, large sketches, or use the technique in THIS YOUTUBE CLIPas a guide to how you approach your sketches. I will bring along the above YOUTUBE CLIP so everyone can view it and the one that follows on from it. ie step 2 on 8th November. Before these sessions please: View the the links from 18th October post to give you some ideas/thoughts on what direction you'd like to take your finished piece of art. Any art materials you'd like to use and a large canvas or prepared piece of Wallpaper which has been primed with Gesso. I will bring the Gesso and Wallpaper on November 1st.
22nd November 2022 Intro To Oil and Cold Wax Painting Workshop by Jo £3 pp additional fee for non members (might be a small fee for members too TBC) This short workshop will give you a chance to have a go at cold wax and oil painting. Jo will bring oil paper / boards already covered with a layer of cold wax and oil for you to work on so that you can see how it looks and feels, and what is it like to layer on top. Jo will spend a very short time demonstrating how to use cold wax so that you can use most of the time to work on a simple painting using your own reference photo. Jo will bring with her: Oil paper, oil paints, cold wax medium, baby oil, disposable palettes, selection of squeegees and scrapers, OMS thinner. You will need to bring with you: wooden board and masking tape for your support; synthetic brushes with a stiff, smooth hair; a palette knife if you have one; paper towels; a clean, empty jam jar; a simple reference photo ie landscape, a plastic sheet to cover the table.
21st February 2023 Graphite Workshop There will be 2 aims for this workshop: 1) The chance for you to have a go with different forms / types of graphite – pencils, blocks, sticks, soluble graphite, liquid graphite and powdered graphite. 2) Using the monochrome approach to think about how the good use of tonal difference can enhance a painting.Jo will briefly show you how you can use the different types of graphite, and emphasise a couple of points re use of tone, so that you can spend most of the time either practicing with the different tools or working with a simple reference photo. Jo will bring with her: all the different forms of graphite You will need to bring: any graphite pencils you have at home, a board and masking tape to support your paper, suitable paper for graphite work ie cartridge and watercolour paper (good for liquid graphite and watersoluble graphite), erasers, small palette ( for the liquid graphite), watercolour or soft synthetic brushes, water pot, paper towels, plastic covering for your table, cotton buds can be useful, simple reference photo.
9th May 2023 Using Teabag Paper In Your Artwork Unlike ordinary artist tissue paper, teabag paper has a wet strength which means it can easily be painted on without falling apart, which means it can be painted/ printed on before using in a painting. It is very thin and cut edges can be feathered for collaging if you don’t want a hard edge. It can be crumpled for effects or ironed smooth. During this workshop you will have the chance to have a go with this product and think about how you might want to experiment further with it. You might want to just work loosely on an abstract piece or your might want to think about how you can use painted teabag paper to collage in a landscape for eg, os you might just want to experiment with the teabag paper itself! Jo will bring each person a 1M length of teabag paper, and lots of ideas including asemicwriting! You will need to bring: plastic cover for your table, colour (acrylic, inks, watercolour), brushes, water, palettes etc, things you might want to stamp with from potato printing to lino stamps, pencils / pens, a hairdryer might be useful. You could also bring a heavy sheet of paper prepared with some gesso and acrylic colour on it to look at layering up your pieces of teabag if we have time, PVA glue or gloss/ matt gel medium, paper towels.
2022 possibly. Clair Wright - How to use social media.
Please download the Instagram app onto your mobile phones, Clair will help anyone unsure about the set up process. In this session I will set out how social media, and in particular Instagram, can help you in your creative business - whether that is your main livelihood or a creative side-line. I will cover:
Identifying and reaching your target audience
Identifying and engaging with influencers
Styling your Instagram grid
How to use hashtags
Using your “Insights” to see what is working.
A bit about me: I am a freelance social media manager. I offer a range of services including one-off booster sessions, social media strategy, workshops, full platform management and Facebook advertising. I also co-run WOW Wednesday with Juliet, aka The Curious Creative Club. Find out more on my website www.asocialnature.co.uk