about my one-off sketching day in Salisbury on Saturday 9th July starting at 10.00am in the Arts Centre. At just £40 for the day it's a bargain! Come and draw the lovely medieval buildings, eat lunch and ending up at the Cathedral for a "crit" and a few photographs to record the day. Turner would be proud of you: Sunshine guaranteed!
Salisbury Cathedral from the East c.1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
I'm planning on running a drawing / watercolour weekend for beginners / intermediates on 15/16 November at Red Hot Press in Southampton. The cost will be £115 inclusive. Should you be interested let me or Katherine know and I will send you details.
Here's a selection of drawings - love the colour jug: it was her first use of watercolour - suggestions of a Mary Fedden don't you think!
Still life drawing is a challenging but satisfying genre which allows the novice to internalise, through practice, many aspects of drawing theory. Understanding the construction of objects is central in the successful representation of different shapes. In geometry the cube, cylinder, cone and sphere relate to most man-made and natural forms and understanding how to draw these shapes can help to make sense of almost anything. Here are some photographs from a one-day drawing workshop I ran for interior design decoration undergraduates at Southampton Solent University yesterday.
The collection of objects are mine and selected to represent a range of shapes, materials and textures. I have designed tailor-made drawing workshops for many different groups and age ranges for both corporate and recreational markets: happy to discuss future sessions with anyone who may be interested. I'm running another watercolour basics workshop at Red Hot Press over 5 weeks in June: see website for details.
Here's some "work in progress" by my evening class students. Great results achieved in less than 2 hours - well done everybody and keep it going! Whose interested in a follow-up intermediate's class in the near future?
A rather belated mention of the SAI drawing and rendering workshops held at the University of Bath in October. Given it was held on a saturday morning the turn-out was extraordinary. The Architecture seminar room was the venue for a series of workshops delivered by myself and four other SAI members to a packed audience of more than eighty B.Arch. undergraduates hungry to learn the masters' secrets! This is me in full flow: How to draw a peg in three easy lessons! Here's a link for more info: http://www.sai.org.uk/blog/?p=584
Use this link to hear my BBC Radio Solent interview regarding the forthcoming course Line and Cityscape Weekend - fast forward to 1 hr and 8 mins of Neil Sackley show. This is being offered by Red Hot Press in Southampton and in colaboration with artist and printmaker Sarah Mander. Anyone interested should go to www.redhotpress.org.uk
It's retrospective I know but Sarah Mander and I were interviewed on BBC Radio Solent last night at 6.10pm. The feature was concerning our collaboration on the forthcoming printmaking course "Line and Cityscape Weekend" on 9/10 July. I shall be location drawing on the Saturday in and around the Old Town Southampton whilst Sarah takes over in the Red Hot Press workshop on Sunday with drypoint printmaking. Still places left at £110 - a bargain! See the link on this site. P