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Unfolding a Walk in the Wild

  • 105 British pounds

Workshop Details

Date: Saturday 9th September Time: 9:45am - 4pm Cost: £105 As always at Reef House, refreshments as well as delicious homemade cake and lunch are included in your day. I am delighted to offer this brand new workshop to Reef House with the very talented artist Mary Blue. The focus with this workshop is to observe then sketch the landscape. This in turn becomes a painting that will be folded. You will refine your image using memory and experimentation to create a concertina book in response to what you have noticed. You will try out new ways of layering paint, paper folding, a little history of bookmaking in a fabulously creative setting in Blackeney, Norfolk. Mary’s style of teaching encourages visual empathy. She believes that art is not a matter of imparting rules, styles, or techniques, but of leading students to a greater awareness of what they are seeing. WORKSHOP DAY In the morning we will begin with a general group discussion about visual impact. Then, weather permitting, we will head out for a walk to the saltmarsh and quay. Come prepared to sketch in all weather. We will observe boats, people, birds etc noticing sound, movement, power, colour, current direction, etc. Students will write words about what they notice, creating little sketches to work from that will inform the painting of the concertina. We will then return to Reef House for refreshments and then hand-paint the muslin covers for our books. While these dry Mary will teach us how to turn our mornings sketches into a long painting using ink, pencils, watercolour and then break for lunch. In the afternoon we will fold our papers and then learn how to assemble our beautiful books. We will finish the day with a well deserved tea break and casually gather to show our handmade books and discuss what we learned, how our observations informed our mark making and general thoughts on assembly of book.

Cancellation Policy

Terms and conditions Cancellation : *More than 6 weeks before course commences - refund minus 10% admin fee. *Less than 6 weeks before course commences - refund minus 10% admin fee ONLY if your place can be filled *Less than 14 days before course commences - no refund but a credit towards future courses at Reef House, minus 20% admin fee

Contact Details

  • Back Lane, Blakeney, Holt, Norfolk NR25 7NR, UK


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