Art and Learning.

Drawing SUmmer School 2022, August 19th – 21st

Exploring Still Life: the comfort of things.

Still-life has a resurgence in various forms over the pandemic, focussed as we have been on home and the domestic environment. It’s a genre with a long tradition. What do our objects say about us? – what meaning do they carry, and what stories could they tell? Spend a weekend exploring this theme, drawing in a small supportive group, in the beautiful setting of Puck’s Oak Barn and orchard in Compton, Surrey.

We will be drawing from an inspiring display of objects created by your tutor, Caroline. During the weekend you will be invited to help curate the display and to add objects of your own if you wish.

Who is it for? One step up from beginner. You’ll know a little bit about some drawing basics, perhaps have done a little yourself or taken a few classes. You could take an online beginner class with me beforehand! This weekend is about inspiration, and practising and developing your skills with some help – I will do my best to meet you where you are, and encourage your journey.

Equipment and materials: easels, drawing boards and some art materials will be provided. I encourge you to bring your own preferred art materials.

Friday evening: venue to be confirmed. Meet for welcome and drinks.

Saturday 20th August: 10 – 16:00, Puck’s Oak Barn. Lunch 13:00 – 14:00. Introduction and drinks, warm-up drawing exercises. A bit about still life as a genre. Using easels. Beginning to drawing from the display.

Sunday 21st August: 10:-16:00, Puck’s Oak Barn. Lunch 13:00 – 14:00. Re-creating the display as a group! Thinking about how objects go together, contrasts, texture, colour and meaning. Group share of work at the end.

Cost: £210.

This covers the venue hire, two days tuition, easels and some materials; refreshments and lunches both days are also included. Book your own accomodation – a list can be provided, from the local Premier Inn to more boutique accomodation. A concessionary rate is available if you are on a low income; please ask.

To book: please use the form below. I will ask for a few more details and send you an invoice with payment details.

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