Review of the Day Workshops with Renira Barnes

11 Friends took part in Renira Barnes’ ‘Seasonal natural forms: drawing and painting creative day workshops’ in October. Renira brought in a selection of leaves, fruits, dried plants, etc. for the participants to choose from (see photo).

The selected object was then used as a primary reference throughout the day. To start with, Renira tasked the group with timed slots for sketching their chosen objects. This meant 3 x 30 seconds of sketching the object from different perspectives. An extended 2-minute slot of sketching and then another 2-minute session with the other hand followed this. After that participants were asked to sketch the object for another minute by focussing on the object only and not looking at the paper. She then asked to reverse this exercise by not looking at the object or former drawings but sketching for 1 minute from memory. Tasks of using different tools as well as methods to hold whatever drawing device you chose followed (see photos).

Following Renira’s instruction, both workshops’ fresh approaches were explored using line, tone and colour – Our artists enjoyed using the new techniques and we might we might be able to see some of the results at our Christmas market on 15 December – come along and have a look!

Tomke Kossen-Veenhuis, Event Coordinator

Printmaking Workshop Part 2 with Caroline Coode & Vhairi Cardinal

Caroline Coode and Vhairi Cardinal are returning for their popular Printmaking workshops. There will be the possibility to use one press to make intaglio prints. In order to broaden the experience of printmaking (and so that not all have to queue up for the one press!) Vhairi and Caroline will be introducing more possibilities for hand-burnished relief prints. This is a time-honoured way that Japanese printers traditionally used. Further techniques could include collagraph, acetate drypoint (intaglio) linocut and Japanese woodblock (relief). All levels of ability welcome!

Both Vhairi and Caroline will be on hand to help you with your work.

Please bring ideas, enthusiasm and any special items you would like to use!

Update! ** These workshops are now fully booked – waiting list available**

Cost: £20 per person per day – plus a small surcharge for materials. Please register by emailing: fothevents@gmail.com

The workshop will take place on 8 December 2018, 10:30 – 4:00pm, in the Learning Room of the Hatton Gallery.

Two Intaglio print workshops

The print studio during one of our print workshops

Saturdays 24 November & 8 December 2018, 10:30 – 16:00 in the Learning Room Hatton Gallery

Caroline Coode and Vhairi Cardinal are returning for their popular Printmaking workshops. There will be the possibility to use one press to make intaglio prints. In order to broaden the experience of printmaking (and so that not all have to queue up for the one press!) Vhairi and Caroline will be introducing more possibilities for hand-burnished relief prints. This is a time honoured way that Japanese printers traditionally used. Further techniques could include collagraph, acetate drypoint, (intaglio) lino cut and Japanese woodblock (relief). All levels of ability welcome!

Both Vhairi and Caroline will be on hand to help you with your work.

Please bring ideas, enthusiasm and any special items you would like to use!

More details and how to register can be found on our Facebook page.

Seasonal natural forms: drawing & painting creative day workshop

Hosted by Northumberland artist Renira Barnes, these will be linked days allowing time for reflection and optional ‘homework’ between sessions. Single days are possible for those not able to attend both.

Participants will be introduced to drawing with alternative mark making tools and then progress with colour to develop and explore approaches for printmaking and painting.

More details and how to register can be found on our Facebook page.