Next course: Freestyle Drawing and Painting at Quay Arts, Isle of Wight Thu 2 & Fri 3 Nov 2017. Please book via this link to Quay Arts
Freestyle Drawing and Painting
More about the course
This course is identical with previous Becoming Visible courses.
Participants will be encouraged to develop and create drawings and paintings from spontaneous mark making and to invite the unpredictable side of making art, in their own way, so as to step into an individual creative process, which unfolds like an open dialogue between oneself and what becomes in time a drawing/painting with an unexpected meaningfulness.
The approach supports individual ways of invention and expression, overcoming creative blocks and connecting stronger with own traces.
There is an emphasis on enjoying, trusting and realising the time of unfolding of unplanned pictures and their potentially new angles of ‘how to see’ by interweaving spontaneous memories, thoughts and unpredictable sudden ideas.
Technical challenges (i.e. formal problems, colour hues etc.) are part of this and I’ll do my best to help exploring solutions.
The course is open to all artists, also complete beginners who are interested in creating out of ‘nothing’, in overcoming creative blocks, in connecting stronger with and authenticate own traces and thus beginning or expanding on one’s art practice.
We work with pencil, wax/oil crayons and acrylics on paper.
In this course, I share an approach at the heart of my own art practice, which set out from a fascination with the process of mark making and ‘letting myself draw/paint’ and which I found especially rewarding, equal to and complementing an observational approach. In my development, I have learned most from this perhaps more introvert approach in terms of subjects, expression and skill.
The fascination and desire to understand how this intuitive being-in-control by being-out-of-control works led me initially into a Gestalt Therapy training and later into a practice-based Fine Art PhD research; some elements of these diverse influences have shaped the idea and structure of this workshop.