Photography by Ray Hobbs Gwendraeth Arts Lab collator and partner.
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
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
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 :
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…
A lovely reflective session last Saturday, looking at objects that connect us with our memories, with the past, with important people: family heirlooms, a record player and records, books. We started with making some very quick drawings, this time one on top of another and using a bright and contrasting colour.
The group went on to make some fantastic longer pieces of work – you can see some of the paintings and drawings below, a couple are paired with photographs of the precious objects as they were drawn. We used contrasting and bright colour to really explore the feeling of preciousness, and it has made the drawings and paintings sing.
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…
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…
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…