More Experimental Mixed Media 6 - Integrating Surfaces
Sat, 26 Jan 19
9.30am - 15.30pm
Cost (including lunch) £28.00 Member, £33.00 Non-member.
This session will explore the process of integration and refinement of media as they build up on varied surfaces and prepared grounds with an emphasis on the effects of the under-layers. Learn how to refine and enhance your skills, and how to exploit the potential limitations of all kinds of art materials as they interact and react with each other. Demonstrations and open tasks will help you explore your own picture making.
Suitable for all ability levels – these workshops introduce new methods each time so you can start at any point or build on previous experience.
Watercolour Workshop 3 - Extensions
Sat, 23 Feb 19
9.30 - 15.30
Tickets (including lunch) £26 (members) £31 (non-members)
The techniques explored in this session exploit the properties of additives and other media enhancements, which create distinctive effects as they modify the media and the image. You will extend the media and your knowledge as you learn how to apply, modify and manipulate the watercolour to create images with different characteristics. Demonstrations and prepared examples will introduce the methods and media and open tasks will help you focus on and explore your own interests.
No previous experience is necessary, and for those with some experience, it will be a comprehensive exploration of key agitation techniques to build on what you already know.
Paul Robeson: Life and Work
Dr Stephen Palmer
Sat, 02 Mar 19
9.30 - 12.30
£8 (Member) or £10 (Non-member)
Regarded by some as one of the most significant figures of the 20th century, Robeson is also seen as unjustly neglected. Robeson first came to prominence as a hugely successful athlete, one of the first nationally feted black American football players. After a short period practising as a lawyer in New York – giving this up when he realised that he would never be treated on an equal footing with his white counterparts – Robeson embarked on a career as a singer of spirituals and actor, quickly becoming internationally renowned. However he became increasingly politically conscious and found himself in the Macarthyite period persecuted and unable to travel outside of the US. The strain led to a serious breakdown in health and his last years were spent in relative obscurity.
This workshop will look at some of the key moments in the life and work of this extraordinary figure, and will feature renditions of a selection of his songs, performed by the speaker with a live accompanist.
Carmen (or how the French, and others, invented Spain)
Birkbeck Room, 15 Tavern Street
Sat, 30 Mar 19
9.30 am - 3.30 pm
Ticket (incl morning coffee and lunch): Member £21,Non-member £26
Spain was never part of the Grand Tour: its inns were primitive, roads rough, bandits real, food unappetising…But if mainstream travellers bypassed the peninsula, there were others – ranging from bible-peddling George Borrow to French poet Théophile Gautier – who found the lure of Spain’s unfamiliarity irresistible.
This study day, focusing on the 19th century, introduces some of these pioneer visitors, examines their experiences, and then explores how the illusion they created of ‘romantic’ Spain influenced contemporary art and music. Music which, of course, includes that supreme example of Spanish myth-making, Carmen.
More Experimental Mixed Media 7 - 'Integrating Media'
Sat, 06 Apr 19
09.30 - 15.30
Tickets (including lunch) £28 (members), £33 (non-members).
This session will explore the process of layering media with an emphasis on the effects of the mark-making. Each technique redefines the last as it combines and refines the image. Learn how to refine and enhance your skills, and how to exploit the potential and limitations of all kinds of art materials as they interact and react with each other. Demonstrations and prepared examples will introduce the techniques and media and open tasks will help you explore your own picture making, using your preferred methods and media to create your own very distinctive pictures.
Suitable for all ability levels – these workshops introduce new methods each time so you can start at any point or build up on previous experience.
Please ask for the materials to bring list, some specialist materials will be provided and included in the price.