Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Autumn 09 Courses

The autumn courses have been very popular and students have produced some exciting work, some examples below;

Colour and Pastel - Valerie Bowes

Life Drawing with Movement - Sara Easby

Experimental Drawing with Esme Clutterbuck

Landscape Drawing and Printing with Ros Ford

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

From Movement to Moment with Michaela and Manson

We were lucky to have a new life model today, Manson, a female Boa Constrictor, she took to the role very well, took up wonderful poses and held them beautifully.

Friday, 30 October 2009

Big Draw Workshop with Art + Power

We set out to use the Learning Revolution funding to run a drawing workshop at the school for the local adult learning group, art + power, who without funding have been unable to run activities for their members for many months.

art + power supports participants who are disabled, Deaf and/or people who face social exclusion to achieve their creative potential by facilitating support from a wide range of groups and individuals.

For the workshop, which was led by the landscape artist Kate Raggett, we explored different ways and materials used to make drawings. Using inspiration from nature and seasonal subjects we experimented with different methods of mark-making, initially working small scale and then really big!

Participants benefited from the opportunity to explore their creativity, they enjoyed making the work and made the most of the instruction from Kate. They also benefited from being able to meet each other were able to chat during the breaks and there was a notable increase in social confidence from all of them by the end of the day.

Big Draw Resource Day

Bristol Drawing School and DRAW group provided a free day of information sharing, drawing resources and a guide through how to develop and run a Big Draw Event in your community or place of work. The theme of the day was ‘What is the Big Draw Campaign all about?’ with practical tips, ideas and useful resources as well as an opportunity to explore the drawing potential pertinent to your community situation.

Big Draw with the Fine Artistes at Cribbs Causeway

Our second Big Draw 2009 event and another successful day. The Fine Artistes were on hand again to entertain and inspire.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Wire Sculpture Workshop

Sara Easby's wire workshop was very successful, below are some pictures of the work produced.