Individual or small group workshops with personalised sessions. Spend some time to explore your creativity in an artist's studio.
Paint an Abstract MapSun, 18 September, 2022
A relaxing creative art session to appreciate nature and express yourself with a floral garland quote card.
Be inspired by the plants, leaves, fruits and flowers in the Goodman Grows Community Farm to create your own floral artwork with a spring message. Explore the greenery outdoors to observe the wonderful textures and patterns in nature. Sketch out your favourite organic shapes then head to the studio to complete the composition.
With a splash of colour and expressive strokes bring your drawing to life. Learn basic tips to paint your garland with watercolour wash and marker lines.
Add a personal note to bring home an floral inspirational card.
Take some time out to experiment with different abstract techniques, discover your natural style or as a creative outlet.
Join me for a session of abstract experimentation in painting, collage or mixed media. Have fun playing with paint as a form of expression with action painting or getting into the flow.
To cover the elements of abstract art. Exploring colour, form, balance and composition. The use of different techniques like layering, mark-making and movement. Experimenting further with improvisations, unique tools and sourcing ideas.
Acrylic painting or try Oil paints during longer sessions
Create a mixed media map inspired by nature and trails using acrylic paint, collage and drawing on paper.
Take a line for a walk through an abstract landscape and fields of colours, making marks along the way.
Learn how to create a handmade book with hand-stitched binding techniques.
Then delve into the artist book which can be used for journaling, drawing and collage - as a way to explore themes, collections or tell a visual story.
Mark making can be a way to visualise thoughts, let loose your imagination or occupy time in a relaxing way. A sketch can be a rough outline or a way to bring your ideas to life.
A casual session where creative freedom is encouraged to delve into your abstract interests with some art games, to work out ideas or get into the flow . Sometimes you just need some inspiring time to formulate what’s been buzzing in your head, draw out on paper or chat about it with other creatives.
Here you can have some time to doodle or brainstorm your side-projects, discuss or present if you like . To chill with creativity, get a sense of direction, inspiration or perhaps opportunities to collaborate.
Grow a paper garden by assembling drawn shapes into a mini art work.
A way to observe the natural world and look closely at the colours, textures and shapes within trees, leaves, flowers, insects or birds. Using flora and fauna as your inspiration, for drawings and collage to create your own piece of nature in this workshop.
Learn how to make recycled paper from scraps of used paper or old envelopes. Using the process of pulping and pressing on screens to create new sheets that can be used for writing or further craftwork. We will also try out techniques like embossing and inclusions to embellish your customised sheets.
Explore ways to reuse paper to transform them into useful objects or crafted pieces. Using papier mache, a technique which layers torn paper, pulp, water, glue and your imagination to transform scraps into a variety of shapes and forms to be decorated on.
Be inspired by the flora in the Goodman Grows Community Farm to create your own plant collage.
Observe the shapes and patterns on leaves and flowers to abstract your favourite organic forms through drawing. We will then head to the studio to assemble a 3D collage so you can bring home your own handmade mini art bouquet.
The activity will cover basic drawing, cut and paste methods (requiring the use of scissors).
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