An 8 week painting, drawing & printmaking course working form the Land including making and using natural pigments.
This course will run on Tuesdays from 1.30-5.30pm and costs include all materials and tuition.
During the 8 weeks you will explore a range of painting, drawing and printmaking techniques and making inks and paints from the natural world, including brewing your own oak gall ink, making pigments from river stones, figure drawing from the landscape, painted monotypes, linocutting, drypoint and more.
Everyone oh so very welcome whatever your level of experience.
The course will be led by Kate Marshall and Josephine Birch.
Kate studied at Falmouth School of Art, gaining a distinction in MA Fine Art as Contemporary Practice, and a BA at Goldsmiths College, London. As an artist she exhibits regularly and teaches at Coombe, Plymouth College of Arts & the St Ives School of Painting.“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”.
Josephine studied a B.A. in Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art and on the ‘Drawing Year’ scholarship at The Royal Drawing School, after which she obtained her M.A. in Children’s Book Illustration at CSA. She is passionate about drawing and has years of experience studying, teaching and leading workshops across London and Cambridge. Whether in schools, museums or at University level Josephine has pushed the concepts of drawing, mark making, movement and narrative, sharing its potential for expression, collaboration, and creativity for all. Josephine works both as a visual artist and illustrator and has made works for journals, clothing, and books; her first self written picture book ‘Selkie‘ comes out Spring 2019 at Bologna Children’s Book Fair.