We just wanted to share of our creations from this mornings ‘Drawing Autumn’ Session
We took timeout to breath, relax, play and create… and produce these wonderful pieces… more to come…
For our online session this Saturday 10th October 2020 we are going to experiment with Drawing Autumn inspired by turning colours of nature.
For this session you need to raid your garden or hedgerow or park any where leaves, branches, flowers, brambles…
Check out our online session here for all the details for what you will need.
We look forward to seeing you…
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
More Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07818 036 434
And remember to post and share your images if you want on Instagram and twitter and Facebook and tag with #beachheritage and #gwendraethartslab @gwendraethartslab
Have fun and Enjoy, take care and be safe, Roz, Sian and Lindsey
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
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…
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…
We 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.
Roz, Sian, Lucy and Lindsey at the Gwendraeth Arts Lab