November can be a wild month, especially here on the South coast in a studio so close to the sea. A good time for embracing the weather and moving the body, making large gestural drawings inspired by the energy of this place. Come and immerse yourself in the experience, whether taking a walk by the water’s edge or sheltering in the studio, and translate those invigorating sensations into marks on the page.
Using pencil, charcoal and mixed media, you will make small drawings outside (November weather permitting!), observing the natural rhythms and patterns of sea, sky and shore, as well as more abstract responses to sound and movement. In the studio these observations and marks will be put through a process of repetition and layering until the surface is covered, working further, rubbing out, sticking on to find a connection to the space and energy of the great outdoors.
Large-scale drawings (4ftx8ft) will be worked on over two days to enable you to really investigate the process of change, the build up of marks, and the abstract potential of charcoal on paper. At the end of the course you may choose to take it away whole, cut it up into smaller pieces, wash it off in the sea, or leave it behind and take away only the memory of the experience.
Katie looks at the world intensely, noticing everything, making connections, finding narratives. Her work records the process of looking, crossing through time and space, drawing on memory and history.
Katie’s work has been selected for the Discerning Eye, Lynne Painter Stainers Prize, Royal Academy Summer show, Jerwood Drawing Prize. In 2020 she was awarded 1st prize in the Derwent Drawing Prize for The Blue Bedroom, selected for Wells Contemporary Exhibition, Broadway Arts Exhibition, and Glyndebourne Festival Exhibition.
MAKE Arch 3 on Brighton Beach. Please check in with a member of staff at the shop till area to be directed to the correct area.
Refreshments, tea and coffee are provided during class. Please bring a packed lunch, or there are a lot of seafront cafes to choose from from.
What to bring with you:
Paper and general drawing equipment are provided by Atelier Beside the Sea. We will be using mixed media including inks, oil pastels, chalk pastels, felt tips and gouache, as well as collage and tissue paper.
Bring what you like of these for some colour, as well as your preferred drawing materials (eg charcoal, pencil, pen, graphite) plus any scrap paper scissors and glue. A range of all these materials will be provided by the studio so this is only if you want to bring your own.
If you would like to develop your skills in this area this course is perfect to attend time and time again as you will be supported to advance your techniques in each session.
Atelier Beside the Sea also has a range of Drawing, Painting & Printmaking courses.
Specific advanced courses will be added as we develop our range of courses throughout the year. Please check the MAKE section of our website for course details or alternatively sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of this page to receive regular updates.
Booking terms & conditions:
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