Sketching in the Palm House – dot-art
Sunday 31 January 2016
Led by award winning artist Josie Jenkins, this three hour workshop will give you the opportunity to learn or recap basic techniques to help you draw from observation, try different materials and express what you see through drawing, all in the inspiring surroundings of the Sefton Park Palm House.
If you enjoy drawing, would like to work on your skills or even if you’ve not done much drawing from observation before and just want to have a go, this workshop will inspire you and maybe even help you discover a hidden talent! Observational drawing is about really looking at the world and what better place to start than the Sefton Park Palm House. This three hour workshop gives you the opportunity to learn some basic techniques to help you draw from observation, try some different materials and express what you see through drawing. The workshop is open to people of all ages and levels of experience.
The day will include:
Short introduction about drawing from observation, what to expect from the workshop and some examples of work by relevant artists for some inspiration.
Introduction to and exercises around measuring
Different drawing techniques, e.g. using line only, using tone only, cross hatching, drawing with a rubber.
Experimenting with different materials, papers and scales.
Group feedback and discussion.
Tutor: Josie Jenkins
Josie studied Fine Art (painting) at Norwich School of Art and Design, graduating in 2002. She has worked as an artist based in Hull and Nottinghamshire before settling in Liverpool. In 2010 Josie joined Arena Studios in Liverpool and became an active member, volunteering as the Arena Gallery Manager since 2011 and as a director between 2011 and 2013. In 2011 Josie was featured in the BBC2 television series “Show Me the Monet” and was selected by a panel of judges to show her work in the show’s accompanying exhibition at the Royal College of Art, London. More recently Josie has been represented by Castlegate House Gallery, Cockermouth and The Corke Art Gallery, Liverpool. In September 2013 Josie was selected for the New Lights Art Prize and won the main prize, the Valeria Sykes Award. Josie is planning to use the award to fund a research trip to China, including a three month residency with the Chinese European Art Centre in Xiamen.
Sunday 31st January, 10.00 – 13.00
Sefton Park Palm House, Liverpool L17 1AP
£25 per session
Please bring along a sketchbook, pencils, eraser and sharpener. We will supply a range of other materials with which you will be able to experiment.
There are a maximum of 15 places available on the course, so early booking is essential.
To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660.