11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Adult Painting Workshops Exploring the Use of Water Based Paint
Saturday 7th August, 2021 – Saturday 11th September, 2021 ( Six consecutive weeks)
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Teacher: Graeme Walker
£40 per session.( The complete course fee must be paid when booking a place on the course)
The course is designed to teach the basics of painting…preparation of surfaces, brushwork, colour theory, form, structure, tonality, perspective etc by studying the works of the Great Masters in water based media.
Aims of Course
To enable, to engage, to excite, to promote experiments in the use of water based paints AND to unlock artistic potential, even in people who would never previously have dared to describe themselves as painters.
The course is designed to create a structured progression in knowledge and practical skills and attendance for the duration of the course is recommended.
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Join the ESC for 6 evenings in the studio and learn how to make your own clothes.
Choose any garment you’d like to make!
Using a shop bought pattern you will learn to navigate and read the sewing instructions, you will be taught and guided by a dressmaker and sewing tutor with over 25 years experience and learn how to adjust and fit garment effectively.
Spaces Limited, please book in via website:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
This is an exhibition of recent, largely introspective, work by three very different artists who have joined forces to reflect on how they perceive their own emotions and the world around them.
Nicky Beckett has been experimenting with woodcuts and mixed media, including words, to communicate and enforce the idea of the amalgamation between the inner and the outer worlds. Her work depicts faces that reveal complex identity.
Jacki Higgs’s paintings and drawings of the coastline and the sea include swimmers, surfers and brightly coloured beach huts as she observes nature and the life around her. On display are also sketch-books of her journeys.
Irina Stancheva works with kiln-formed glass and her brightly coloured glass pieces are inspired by the natural world – plants, animals, microbes and the change of seasons. The shadows and reflections produced by the glass as light passes through it are also intrinsic part of her work.
The works included have all been produced over the course of the pandemic. They are a combination of abstract and semi-abstract collage, and gel pen drawings, developed from live online life-drawing sessions.
This is an online exhibition only.
10:30 am - 11:45 am
At this online class, there’s no dress code, bad hair is appreciated and those hankering for connection welcomed.
This is a drop in, running in 3 week blocks. The same link will let you join for any date, come when you please. Duration 1.15hrs. By donation
So what is Dotty Art?
It’s all about relaxing, feeling good and enjoying yourself. It’s a gentle mindful practice that helps relieve worries, stress and anxiety, aiding feelings of wellbeing. Dot mark making to create images is a primitive art form (probably fingers dots), that’s deeply rooted in tribal cultures across the world from Europe to Australia to Africa and still used today
What will I do at this class?
After settling and making sure everyone is ok with the technology, you’ll be gently guided in an easy 5 minute meditation, this helps set the mood; to give yourself the space to turn off your busy mind, let go and connect with your inner creative genius. Yes, you do have one! You don’t need to be artistic, it’s all about getting into flow and we reckon you’ll be delighted with your creations.
The idea is not to think too much, it’s not about the outcome, it unfolds as you walkabout. Just take one step and see where it takes you. Choose your favourite colours and let the journey unfold as you lose yourself in the moment.
We’ll explore colour and making shapes, dots and patterns. We will spend some time at the beginning with instruction and discussion then quieten until we share our efforts near the end (not compulsory).
Why take this class?
We welcome you and offer you a safe place for nurturing your intuitive process, this is both healing and beautiful.
You will leave with a new skills for relaxation, an uplifting sense of achievement, a quietened mind and an astonishing piece of upcycled art.
You don’t need much to start with; something to dot on, a smooth stone, tin can, jar, wooden bowls, shell, offcuts of wood or card will do fine; some sort of medium like acrylic paint, poster paint, emulsion, paint pens, sharpies or felt pens; and tools for the paint like toothpicks, cotton buds, chop sticks, nail art tools or a pencil.
This class is by charitable donation to support your wellbeing.
EcoArt is a grassroots charity.
Booking and checking out our other events go here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/ecoart-27913191099