We are proposing a series of  four workshops starting on Tuesday 13th June to get together to start producing work for the exhibition at The Courtyard in November. We will be at the HACS Pavilion next Tuesday 13th June from 10:00am – 4:00pm beginning work ourselves.

If you are interested please drop in for discussion and (hopefully) inspiration from each other. The cost will be £5 for the day if you are staying to do some work. You need to bring materials to paint/draw on and with, some covering for the floor and possibly a portable easel, though we do have some tables. Also a packed lunch – we have tea and coffee there.

There will be three more workshops happening at fortnightly intervals on the 27th June, 11th July and 25th July. A reminder of the brief is below (for everyone not just workshop people.)

This is the brief set by David Durant Associate Director at the Courtyard:

Work in the Gallery:

1. something old, something new, something borrowed……………..
This work needs to represent life old and new. The work must be in 3D, Sculpted, or in relief and use a combination of new, old and borrowed materials. It needs to give a sense of the newness of life and the fact that we all get old – time is just borrowed.

Work to be hung in the Canyons:

1) This idea for our work will be a response to specific pieces of art by a well-known painter. Each artist should choose their own painter and a work that has inspired them. The finished piece can be a copy with a new take on it, or simply a work that uses techniques suggested by the artist in the painting. Each artist will then create something that is in direct response to how the painting/art work makes them think and feel.

2) Children’s literature: my first loves and fears. Work will be inspired from a line or two from a famous children’s story. The stories might be eg. Alice in Wonderland, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, etc (your choice.) The work will need to clearly define the artist’s thoughts and feelings on the sense of adventure and discovery – as if they were looking through the eyes of a child.

Hope to see many of you next week. No need to reply – it’s a drop in session.