On Saturday 19th September 2020 we are having a sketchbook walk this is a follow-on from our amazing Mindful Photography workshop that happened last week!
We would like you to join our Gwendraeth Arts Lab Artists on the Burry Port Beach for a sketchbook walk to express your feelings about the Carmarthen Bay Power Generation Plant, which was demolished in 1990. Observing the demolition landscape and considering the extensive natural erosion of the beach and the man-made and natural cliffs, which has exposed fragments of machinery and the original structures.
Bring – Pencils/Pens/Coloured Pencils with a sketchbook
Plus – Wax Crayons/Thin-Light Weight Paper for Rubbings
You are invited to consider this industrial ephemera #beachheritage
All Covid-19 Precautions are taken
We social distance at all times, we wear masks when required & have hand sanitizers/wipes just in case…
If you are joining us tomorrow, then the details are:
Details of the Session:
Saturday 19th September 2020 11am – 12.30pm
At the Burry Port Harbour (East) SA16 0ER
Meeting at the very far end of the car park (lots of potholes so be careful) near the slipway to the beach
FREE & OPEN TO ALL Complete Beginners – Experienced Artists Children under 12 to be accompanied by an adult
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.
A lot of intense looking and drawing on Mynydd Llangyndeyrn last Saturday at our sketchbook walk.
We climbed up as far as the stone circle and trig point, stopping and drawing every few minutes on the way. It was especially interesting to layer up our drawings one on top of another, and to combine them with rubbings taken from the standing stone monument which marks the way up.
The views from the top are amazing, you get to see where you are in the world, and what you’re connected with – the lay of the land. We talked about attempting to return to the summit to make some 360 degree panoramic drawings at another time – I’ll keep you posted about that.
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…