This Saturday 20th March 2021 our session is Mindful Photography with Ray Hobbs.
Working with Documentary Photographer Ray Hobbs we will explore ‘Mindful Photography in your home’ looking how to look at your home in a new light…
Materials: your camera, camera phone and you!
For this Mindful Photography workshop, we shall be considering Light & Shade in the home. The brief is to produce a set of five images using any camera or phone you may have. The objective is to consider how natural and/or artificial light impacts on our home environment. It may be the passing of light through a glass bottle containing a coloured liquid or the effects of shadow on a surface or how light bends around objects; the choice is yours. I shall be presenting a short PowerPoint presentation of images I took with a simple compact camera.
You are then invited to email your chosen five images to me via WeTransfer with any comments or poems you may wish to accompany the images. I will prepare a PowerPoint presentation of your images for presentation for Saturday 27th March and following any amendments you may wish to make; I’ll create a blog for you to share.
I look forward to seeing you on Saturday 20th March for the workshop.
We are back with our online sessions, we’ve had an extended break and missed you all! Hope you have been keeping safe and well?
We thought that we would get back into the swing of things by a gentle 2 hour session with the ‘Joy of Drawing’.
We are going to set out to rediscover our Joy of Drawing and blow the cobwebs away.
Session Details You will need a Plate and Knife and Fork – for our subject!
We will do a warm-up using our bodies and minds…
Then into a series of exercises using coloured pencils/pens/pastels
Making delicious fine line marks experiments,
Drawing around the plate and knife and fork
And drawing our faces from memory!
using quick line techniques
360/180/90/45 degree sketches
Additional pattern techniques
Plus Blending and blurring lines…
Required Materials What ever you have to available: Pencils, coloured crayons, wax crayons, pastels, oil/chalk, pens (biros) felt tip pens, marker pens. Paper – Scraps of any type of paper, coloured, light cardboard
Details of the Session:
Saturday 30th January 2021 10.30am – 12.30pm
Via Zoom – to register please contact Roz on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07818 036 434
FREE & OPEN TO ALL Complete Beginners – Experienced Artists
We are excited to announce that our online and sketchbook sessions will kick off again in September. This is our September programme:
Week 1 5th September, 10.45 on zoom for 11am start: Thunderstorms! An online session using oil pastels and ink. (You can substitute with wax crayons/ candles and water-based paint if you don’t have these materials).
Week 2 12 September, morning – Burry Port. Mindful photography with Ray Hobbs (cameras provided).
Send us a message to sign up for this session, which has limited places.
If you are unable to get to Burry Port, you will still be able to follow a self-directed session using information and instructions that we will put on our website.
Week 3 19 September, morning – Burry Port. Mindful sketch book walk. If you are unable to get to Burry Port, you will be able to follow a self-directed session using information and instructions that we will put on our website.
Week 4 26 September, 10.45 on zoom for 11am start :Online session, mindful printmaking. Making block prints and experimental print-making. Using the materials, sketches and inspiration from our coastal outings at Burry Port from weeks 2 & 3.
If you’re interested, send a message to us at email@example.com and we’ll add you to our mailing list and send out more detailed information about what you’ll need, closer to the time.
Fantastic News – We are our continuing with our famous Sketchbook walks!
Our latest one is at: Mynydd Llangyndeyrn
When: Saturday 1st August 2020
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am
Location: Mynydd Llangyndeyrn Kidwelly SA17 5DT
We look forward to seeing you!
We’ll meet in the large lay-by near to the the bus shelter and post box, at the cross-roads on the common (Carn Canol).
If you are coming from the Carmarthen direction on the B4306: go up through the village of Crwbin and onto the common (across a cattle grid after the last houses). You will see the bus shelter on your right, and can turn right at the cross roads just after it, and park in a large layby there.
If you are coming from the Pontyberem (Llanelli) direction on the B4306: go through the village of Bancffosfelen and onto the common (across a cattle grid after some houses). You will see the bus shelter on your left, and can turn left at the cross roads just before it, and park in a large lay-by there.
It can be fairly exposed, and can be wet underfoot – its sensible to bring waterproof shoes and a jacket.
They are still FREE – and art MATERIALS are SUPPLIED
Please feel free to bring our own sketchbook pencils/pens/watercolours/crayons etc…
Children under 14 must to be accompanied by an adult
**Social distancing rules must be adhered too throughout the session**
Would you like to join us? Then email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For our online session this Saturday 11th July 2020 we are going to look at ‘Your Home’ – ‘Your Home Space’ that you have felt safe, secure and happy on during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Think about what your special Home Space is:
a special spot in the garden
curled up on the sofa
sitting at the Kitchen table creating food, art…
looking out of the lounge, bedroom, kitchen window
Standing the front door clapping – waving
We want you to collect all your art materials that you have been using for the sessions.
If you only have a few materials that you have been using that great… it makes it easier to select what to draw for this week’s session.
We will start a series of mark making exercises (please see examples below) using what you have to hand; using your sketchbooks…
We want this to be part of a visual diary of your experience of Pandemic, being creative in Lockdown.
We are going to be inspired by the work creatives… of Derek Jarman, The Bloomsbury Group and Pierre Bonnard…