About Art in Action:
Founded in 1977, Art in Action is a festival of fine art and master craftsmanship, where artists take the visitor on a creative journey by demonstrating what they do, often from concept to completion. Staged in the grounds of Waterperry House, Oxfordshire, artists set up their studios each July in one of many spacious marquees. They work in front of visitors, giving them the rare opportunity to observe the creative process at first hand.
More information here: http://www.artinaction.org.uk
Art in Action Press Release
In 2010 the Drawing section is focussing on the role of the art school in nurturing the next generation of artists. We feel that education is crucial; and that Art in Action can help to support and showcase schools that share our vision of artists - artists who combine deep thoughtfulness about the role and content of art in contemporary society with a level of masterful craftsmanship that evokes beauty in every cultivated form. Bristol Drawing School has been selected, and represented in the Drawing tent are three of its senior tutors plus one student who was awarded a place in recognition of excellence.
Life Drawing Masterclass:
Every day at 11.00am and 4.00pm the Bristol Drawing School artists will gather round a life model for 1 hour, in a recreation of the age-old rarefied environment of the life-room. Members of the public can watch as four life drawings rapidly unfold before their eyes, revealing both the magic of the drawing process and the fascinating difference between one artist and another as they each represent the same subject in entirely individual ways.
Festival runs from Thursday 15 July to Sunday 18 of July 2010 - See you there!