Liverpool Independent Art School Drawing Festival Workshops – July 2016

    Date/Time: Friday 1 July 2016. - Sunday 31 July 2016. 00:00
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    Liverpool Independent Art School Launches with ‘Festival of Drawing’.

    This July a new Independent Art School will launch in Liverpool with a drawing festival for all, from the scribblers to the seasoned pros.  Liverpool Independent Art School is an independently run school, pioneered by artists and creative professionals who teach what they believe is important.  The workshops and courses will happen at various exciting and independent locations across the city until the whisperings of a permanent venue become a reality.  The LIAS tutors all have their own specialisms and you can find the details of the School’s founding team, as well as scheduled courses and workshops, on the newly launched website www.liverpoolindependentartschool.com

    LIAS begins its creative adventure with a Festival of Drawing offering events throughout July, providing a taster for future courses and workshops, and offering an insight into the Art School’s ambitions and values.  The Festival aims to engage the general public and practicing artists alike, working in partnership with a number of venues across the city.  Events include ‘Urban Sketching’, life drawing with a twist, a trip to Hilbre Island, book binding and an after party to celebrate it all.

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    Liverpool Independent Art School Drawing Festival Workshops

    ‘Sketching the City’ an urban sketching workshop

    A day course introducing participants to sketching in an urban environment.  There will be a studio session followed by some drawing exercises in the first half of the day. The second half will consist of a ‘Sketchwalk’ in the immediate environs of the VGM and concluding with a plenary back at the studio.  This is a full day workshop so please bring your own lunch.  In wet weather an alternative sketchwalk will be inside the VGM and the RC Cathedral.

    Tutor:  Paul Gatenby regularly exhibits in Liverpool and Edinburgh and is the founder of Liverpool Urban Sketchers.  Primarily a figurative sculptor in ceramic, he also paints and is an advocate of drawing outdoors.  He began teaching in the community in 1991 and has taught in Further Education and for the Tate and Walker art galleries.

    WHEN – Friday, 1 July 2016 from 10:00 to 15:00
    WHERE – The Victoria Gallery and Museum Ashton Street, Liverpool L69 3DR
    £31.50 (plus booking fee)
    BOOK NOW – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sketching-the-city-an-urban-sketching-workshop-tickets-25889544324

    Inside Drawing

    In this three hour workshop, your experienced tutor Josie Jenkins will allow you to explore the basic principles of drawing from observation focussing on the intriguing artefacts and beautiful architecture that can be found inside the Victoria Gallery and Museum.

    This workshop is suitable for all abilities, whether you are a beginner who wants to get creative and give drawing a go or an artist who wants to get back to basics, you will be led through both fun and focused exercises to help you think differently about observational drawing.

    Please bring a sketch pad and pencils.  You’ll also get the chance to try using other drawing materials provided as part of the workshop.

    Tutor: Josie Jenkins is an award winning artist based in Liverpool, UK. She studied for her BA Hons in Fine Art (Painting) at Norwich School of Art and Design, the UK graduating in 2002. Josie has since exhibited in theUK and internationally. Josie is a director of Arena Studios and Gallery, an active artists’ studio group that has been an integral part of the grassroots Liverpool Art Scene for over thirty years. As an artist, Josie mainly works with painting and drawing, with themes focussing on the relationship between humanity and landscape.
    WHEN – Thursday, 28 July 2016 from 13:00 to 16:00
    WHERE – Victoria Gallery – The Victoria Gallery and Museum Ashton Street, Liverpool L69 3DR , Liverpool, L69 3DR.
    £21 (plus booking fee)
    BOOK NOW – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/inside-drawing-tickets-25889495177

    Life Drawing at the Circus – the Body in Motion

    LIAS tutor, Paul Gatenby has teamed up with Secret Circus founder and performer, Eve Howlett to put together a challenging and exciting drawing workshop. Eve will perform a series of both static and moving routines culminating in a series of poses actually on the trapeze.

    The session will include drawing demonstrations from Paul and some co-ordinated drawing on large sheets of paper with liquid ink (provided).
    We are looking forward to this enjoyable and unique event.

    WHEN – Saturday, 23 July 2016 from 13:00 to 16:00
    WHERE – To Be confirmed
    £21 (plus booking fee)
    BOOK NOW – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/life-drawing-at-the-circus-the-body-in-motion-tickets-25889406913

    Drawing and Mark Making from Nature + Bookbinding

    With the aim of capturing the spirit of our natural environment and using unconventional tools you will discover a playful approach to the creative process, reflect on the act of drawing and mark making.

    In the afternoon simple techniques of book making will be presented using the artwork produced in the morning.  You will go home with exciting pieces of work.No previous skills are required, just be open minded and ready to experiment.  Paint and ink will be used, and it is recommended to bring adequate and comfortable clothing.  Material will be provided but bring along a sketchpad.  Bring your own lunch for a picnic in the park or buy your lunch at the Sudley House café

    Tutor: Christine Toh is a practising artist working with paper and textiles, interested in collecting material and imagery to create paintings, prints, drawings and collage. She experiments with different processes, to build a tension between what is controlled and what is accidental. Working in this playful, intuitive way generates surprising relationships and connections between colours, forms and imagery – helping to discover new ways of considering our environment.

    WHEN – Saturday, 16 July 2016 from 10:00 to 17:00
    WHERE – Sefton Park, Sudley House – Sefton park, meeting point : at the intersection of Mossley Hill Drive and Greenbank Lane) 2pm-5pm ( Sudley House Mossley Hill Rd, Liverpool L18 8BX), Liverpool, L17 1AF
    £21.00 (plus booking fee)
    BOOK NOW – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/drawing-and-mark-making-from-nature-bookbinding-tickets-25889324667

    Let go with Drawing

    Join artists Josie Jenkins and Colette Lilley to explore the process of drawing in this relaxing two hour workshop.  Focus on the moment, from the marks you make to the forms and spaces that you experience in the world.  This workshop is great for anyone who enjoys drawing, with an emphasis on the process rather than the outcome.

    Tutor: Josie Jenkins is an award winning artist based in Liverpool, UK. She studied for her BA Hons in Fine Art (Painting) at Norwich School of Art and Design, UK graduating in 2002. Josie has since exhibited in the UK and internationally. Josie is a director of Arena Studios and Gallery, an active artists’ studio group that has been an integral part of the grassroots Liverpool Art Scene for over thirty years. As an artist, Josie mainly works with painting and drawing, with themes focussing on the relationship between humanity and landscape.

    Tutor: Colette is a practicing visual artist based in Liverpool. In 2009 she gained a masters in Art and Design Practice at Loughborough University. Colette has exhibited throughout the country and in 2011 was selected to work on the Tate Modern project From Morning till Night, Katherina Sede. In 2013 she co-founded and currently co-directs the artists’ studio 104 Duke Street in Liverpool. In 2014 Colette featured on Axis’ Spotlight, as one of five artists to watch during Liverpool’s Biennal. Her practise looks at mindfulness drawing and the benefits of the creative process.
    WHEN – Wednesday, 13 July 2016 from 18:00 to 20:00
    WHERE – Bridewell Studios and Gallery 101 Prescot Street Liverpool L7 8UL
    £14.00 (plus booking fee)
    BOOK NOW – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/let-go-with-drawing-tickets-25889025773

    We Embroider

    Embroidery workshop inspired by the nature reserve Hilbre Island base in the Dee Estuary. Meeting by the pier on South Parade we will walk over the Hilbre island, please wear comfortable walking shoes. Morning session concentrated on generating ideas from natural form, drawing techniques and methods of creating designs for a workable embroidery.

    Follow by a lunchtime slot, please bring a packed lunch, we will provide light entertainment. We have a room we have access to but it will be best to bring waterproofs. There is an organic matter toilet available, however due to the natural environment of the nature reserve, high-end bathroom facilities are not available. Afternoon session to be dedicated to the process of hand embroidery, the use of traditional techniques combined with contemporary textiles practise producing a finished piece ready for framing.

    Tutor: Alison Little is an experience visual artist based in the North West. Working on numerous commissions from miniature scale embroideries to large scale public art, such as Go Superlambanana for the Capital of Culture year in Liverpool. Workshop are key to her creative practice, bring her skills in the creative sector directly to the participants.

    WHEN – Sunday, 10 July 2016 from 11:00 to 18:00
    WHERE – Hilbre Island – Meeting point, South Parade West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 OQG
    £35 (plus booking fee)
    BOOK NOW – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-embroider-tickets-25888940518

    Castaway Drawing Day on Hilbre Island

    A day course introducing participants to sketching the landscape in the stunning coastal environment of Hilbre.(West Kirkby)  We will walk out to the island at low tide and spend the day together relaxing and drawing and engaging with the landscape when the tide is high. This will be a combination of led drawing exercise and the opportunity to explore your own drawing/ materials with tutor discussion. The balance is up to you. We will have a short plenary at the end before walking back to the station when the tide goes back out.

    This is a full day workshop so please bring your own lunch for a picnic on our desert island. There are no hi-tech facilities on the island so please dress sensibly for the weather and what we lack in luxury we will more than makeup for in scenic splendor. Basic drawing materials will be supplied but please bring a sketchbook or drawing paper and a small light board to lean on and anything else you like to use. Be aware there may be music/ laughter/ possible sunburn!

    In the event of prohibitive weather an alternative summer date will be scheduled

    Tutor: Toc has tutored art and design for 17 years in Liverpool and his own work as an artist is issue-led and covers a range of approaches from sculpture to drawing to performance. He is concerned with art as a visual language and believes that everyone is an artist, even those who don’t know it yet. His stance is that the experience of making art is more important than the resultant crafts object and that confidence comes from practice. He invites artists of all levels of ability to work together supportively.

    WHEN – Sunday, 10 July 2016 from 11:00 to 18:00

    WHERE – Hilbre Island – Meeting point South Parade CH48 0QG, Wirral, CH48 0QG
    £35 (plus booking fee)
    BOOK NOW – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/castaway-drawing-day-on-hilbre-island-tickets-25888793077

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