Becoming Picasso Workshop

As part Courtauld Gallery Late events during the Becoming Picasso exhibition I have been invited to run a series of drawing workshops on 7th March / 18th April / 23rd May.
Here are some pics of the first workshop, where a lot of fun and great drawings were made throughout the evening. I wish I could have a Harlequin in my studio everyday! 
Working with a wonderful actor we worked to bring a Parisian Bohemian feel to the main gallery. Taking inspiration from the Harlequin series of paintings, a tableau vivant was created where a cheeky harlequin danced and posed throughout the evening for visitors to draw.

Views From The Edge

Last week the VFTE team run a workshop for local children at the Olympic site, Ursula and I ran the mono printing activity which was produced some amazing prints. Running a print workshop outside was challenging to say the least, dealing with strong winds and mid day sun that kept drying out the inks was tough, but we persevered and were both really inspired by the results. And here is the finshed banner that will be on permanent display onsite.

http://www.viewsfromtheedge.org/

Colour Workshop in Denmark

Its been a hectic few months and I have not had a chance to write updates on my ventures!

Over Easter I was invited to run a colour workshop for an art and animation school in Denmark. The Open Workshop sponsored the long weekend activity, that explored monochrome painting, colour combinations and abstraction. The university set me up with on site accommodation, a bit like living in halls again- which was great. I loved the red wine fulled tutor dinners.

The trip was a new experience for me, it was my first time teaching in a foreign country. The first hurdle was trying to figure out what the word for PVA was in danish, it strangely didn’t translate, so we decided on wood glue as the closest translation. I found working with students from such different countries and artistic interests and abilities to be challenge but a wonderful experience. The diversity of the group worked well, and produced some really exciting paintings. I was particularly fond of the abstracted fire house, which is the last image here.
To see more about the Animation Workshop: http://www.animwork.dk/