Join Katie Sollohub for a one-day session in expressive and experimental drawing using ink and sea water inspired by the energy of the ocean.
Spend a day in our studio making a series of quick small studies taking inspiration from whatever you experience on the beach. Being this close to the sea, you cannot help being affected by the proximity and power of water.
Arrive prepared to take a walk on the beach down to the water's edge, to feel the force of nature with all our senses as we stand between the life of the city and the sea.
Collecting objects along the way we will observe detail and pattern to translate onto the page, or to make your own tools with. Back in the studio you will be guided through simple mindful meditations and movements to awakening your senses and warm the body, before making marks in response to whatever your experience has been.
Using ink and seawater and other natural materials, you will spend time experimenting with marks and materials. This immersive experience aims to map and record your day through making marks, drawing, writing, scratching and scribbling. If you have ever stood on the beach whiling away the time watching the waves roll in, and the cloudscape shifting, this will be the feeling of the day.
Suitable for all.
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 and Broadway Arts Exhibition, and Glyndebourne Festival Exhibition.
MAKE Arch 3 and 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 you can make use of our wonderful location and local cafes.
What to bring with you:
Sketchbooks 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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