Sketchbook Walks

Beach Sketchbook Walk

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.

Burry Port Beach looking North

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 

*** COVID-19***

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: gwendraethartslab@gmail.com 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

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.

Sketchbook Walks

Sketchbook walk, Mynydd Llangyndeyrn

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.

Sketchbook Walks

Our first Sketchbook Walk of 2020 was a gusty affair…

We has a fab but gusty time at our first Sketchbook walk of 2020!
We met at Kidwelly Quay at 10am on Saturday 18th July 2020.
Ray Hobbs a contributor and partner of Gwendraeth Arts Lab was on hand to record the session we had some new faces to the group… welcome!

Photography by Ray Hobbs Gwendraeth Arts Lab collator and partner.

 

We are waiting for more sketches to be sent in…
Want to join us: email us at gwendraethartslab@gmail.com.
Have a go from the comfort of your own home – watch the video and follow the directions on our session page.

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Our first Sketchbook Walk of 2020

We are finally going to venture out on our classic and popular Gwendraeth Arts LAB Sketchbook Walks. Find more info about the walk at our session page.

When: Saturday 18th July 2020

Time: 10am – 11am

Location: Kidwelly Kymer Canal & Quay

More Information about the Quay is here

Please bring your own sketchbook

Drawing materials of your choice –  we suggest dry materials like pens, felt-tip pens, pencils and maybe coloured pencils, crayons, charcoal or pastels.
Want to join us: email us at gwendraethartslab@gmail.com.

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

 

Art Shows · Online Sketching Sessions

Iwan Bala’s lockdown drawings

This is a very quick post, following on from our on-line drawing session on Saturday, mapping our real and imaginary lockdown journeys. I just wanted to give you a link to some very inspiring work by Iwan Bala. He’s an artist working here in Wales, and has made some fabulous drawings during the lockdown. You can see photos of them if you click this link to his page on gallery ten’s website :

https://www.gallery-ten.co.uk/iwan-bala

Online Sketching Sessions

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…