Online Sketching Sessions · Sketchbook Walks · Workshops

September Saturday sessions

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 gwendraethartslab@gmail.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.

Online Sketching Sessions

Our Lockdown journeys…

On the 27th June 2020 the Gwendraeth Arts Lab delivered its ‘Mapping’ Online session courtesy of Zoom and again wonderful work was produced.

First off we do our warm up: 3 deep breaths, hand claps, finger movements, shoulders, arm and hand movements too warm up and get ourselves sitting comfortably for the next hour and a half.

Then a few quick mark marking exercises:

First off we watch and listened to the sounds of Oxford Street on YouTube – Closing our eyes we drew what we heard, responding to the sounds.

Then we listen to nature sounds on Spotify – listening to sounds of the countryside in the summer (very noisy!!) and again drawing what we hear and responding to the sounds.

Then we asked everyone to think of a journey that they take, one that they might take every day in Lockdown or one that they would really like to take but can’t due to the pandemic lockdown restrictions. Then recalling your memories and imagination of that journey we asked everyone to reproduce it, some people worked together to create one journey –  what was produced was amazing and all so unique!

Our Lockdown Journeys…

Warm -up exercises – Sound Sketches

 

Online Sketching Sessions · Workshops

Our Self Portraits session…

Last Saturday the 6th June 2020 we had our first Self Portrait sketching session – this one was curtesy of Zoom, in the session we also looked at the wonderful work of David Hockney’s portraits…

After our warm up sessions and discovering our faces, using felt tips and crayons with our right hand and left hand doing continuous line, word, blind and one eye sketches we produced these wonderful and inspiring sketches…

Workshops

Our Print Workshops…

We wanted to keep you updated on our Print Workshop Course that we are holding at the Kidwelly Community Hub, we are now into our 3rd Week and already we have been producing truly inspire work! We have a full house of 8 participants.

Week One – We started off on Mono Printing with water based block inks and various paper including ‘Flat White Paper’ – which is actually recycled coffee cups paper!!

Week Two – Mono Printing this time with two colours

We are now into Week Three – Mono Printing – 3 colour

Below are images of some if the work produced so far and we will keep you updated on our progress…

 

Sketchbook Walks

Another successful sketchbook walk today

15 people braved the weather to participate in another Gwendraeth Arts Lab sketchbook walk  this Saturday 2nd March 2019 at the Burns Farm Shop at Parc y Bocs (who were fab hosts), our first of the year!

Just a few images of the day…

 

Art Shows

Your fantastic work…

This is our Christmas show of all your wonderful work at the Lady Street Gallery, Kidwelly on Friday 8th Dec 2017.

The Christmas show consisted of all the drawings, sketches and artwork produced on the three sketchbook walks in Kidwelly and at the Kidwelly Industrial Museum and the Mural Painting Day at the museum. We also had a raffle, lucky people winning of original artwork from Roz, Lucy and Sian, plus home jams…

Lindsey and Paul produced beautiful cakes and breads on the night – thank you all for coming.

See you in the NEW YEAR…

 

Art Shows

We are putting on a Show to say…

GAL_exhibition_posterWe are putting on an ART SHOW of our ‘Drawing on the Past’ project at Lindsey’s Lady Street Gallery in Kidwelly, just to let everyone in our community what we have been up to.

We are having a private view on Friday 8th December at 7.00pm inviting  all our wonderful participants of sketchbook walks and mural painting day to say thank you!

Then the show will continue over the weekend Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December from 11am to 3.30pm .

Hope you can make time to come and take a look round – we would love to see you.

Thanks

Roz, Sian, Lucy and Lindsey at the Gwendraeth Arts Lab