Drawing & Painting Figures from the Landscape, using natural & found pigments, is a new and unique course focusing on painting and drawing figures and working with natural pigments.
Gathering your own and using some of Kate’s collection of materials, you will explore ways to make art out of the physical world around you. Learn how to mix and bind pigments to make inks and paints. Experiment with alternative ways of mark making. Finding oak galls and brewing oak gall ink (used to write the Magna Carter and Beethoven’s scores!). Making mud monoprinting ink and printing ink for relief and intaglio printmaking from soil, stones and charcoal.
Making tempera paint form stones and soils. Collecting tools to make interesting marks; sticks, leaves, wool, feathers, hair and seaweed. It will be 3 days of exploring and experimenting, using portrait photos you bring with you, modelling and painting & drawing one anothers portraits and working from a professional life model.
I am open to creating art works in any medium, my work is research based and is currently mostly inspired by the sea. Conceptual/fine art meets craft is how I would sum up my practice; I take great pleasure in the particularities of each of the mediums I use and am passionately hands on. Using unusual or poetically appropriate materials is a key feature of my work; site specifically gathered ash, charcoal, mud, sand or stones or beachcombed fabric.
MATERIALS LIST/WHAT TO BRING FOR THIS COURSE
Sketch book. Pots and bags to collect materials and pigments. A few small empty jars for ink. Old clothes.