On this 2-day course you will learn all about working with graphite pencil from experienced artist Jamie Boots.
Graphite pencil can be used to produce so much more than just a sketch.
Jamie will show participants that whether or not you are using a pencil that is blunt or sharp, pressing lightly or hard, or using a variety of tones, that the effect of fur, the texture of skin and the glassy look of an eye can be achieved.
Materials List All materials will be supplied free of charge to use during the course by Jamie Boots.
Artist’s Profile Originally from New Zealand, Jamie is a self taught artist whose work is produced in
graphite pencil. Jamie first exhibited his work in 2004 and has won a number of awards for his artwork.
In a very short period of time a hobby became a profession and with a limited number of originals being available each year his
drawings have become highly collectable.
Energy, improvisation, gesture, spontaneity and chance are all characteristics of the Monotype / Mono-print. They are the most painterly and responsive of all printmaking techniques. It is a process that can be explored at home or in the studio without great investment or need for space.
This 2-day course will give participants the
opportunity to further their experience and skills in printmaking.
As well as group demonstrations each
participant will receive individual tuition.
This course is aimed at artists that wish to
develop and improve, however beginners can be accommodated.
Materials List Please wear old clothing
You are invited to bring any sketchbooks or source material, but this is not an essential requirement.
All other materials will be supplied by Nik Pollard, at the cost of £10 per participant, payable directly to him on the day.
The equipment supplied will include quality artist materials.
Artist’s Profile Nik Pollard is a painter, printmaker and illustrator. His work stems from a passion for the natural world and is generated from sustained, direct observation.
He has participated in national and international art projects highlighting the importance and vulnerability of specific habitats and wildlife in support of conservation.
His work has led to collaborations with schools, colleges, galleries and museums,
engaging communities with the natural environment through residencies and
Come on a journey with Dr John Sparks, former head of the BBC Natural History Unit, to discover some of the natural history of Ethiopia. Event includes finger buffet. PLEASE BOOK YOUR TICKET IN ADVANCE.