The rainy weather has kept me indoors and away from gardening so I have been spending a lot of time drawing and preparing teaching examples for the summer school I will be teaching in a few weeks time in association with Horsley Printmakers.
The Bloom and Grow summer school takes place Thursday to Sunday | August 9, 10, 11, 12th.
Gardens, allotments, foliage and flowers are the inspiration for this four day mixed media course which celebrates the British love affair with their gardens. We will start with simple line drawings of flowers and vegetables in pencil and pen and ink, moving on to colour using inks, pastels, resists and a variety of mark making. You will learn to abstract the essence of the natural forms turning them into mixed media compositions which include collage. We will have a printmaking day using rollers, stencils and brushes to apply colour to metal plates to make richly coloured monotypes which can also be collaged and drawn into. If you are a textile artist you may also like to print your monotypes on to fabric for embellishment at a later stage. If the weather is clement we hope to visit a very pretty local allotment where you can take photographs and draw if you choose to.
If you are interested in booking on the course please book through the Horsley Printmakers website.