Abbey Walk Gallery is hosting a workshop on Saturday 4th May.
The session runs from 1pm-4pm and costs £25. Places limited so book early.
“Art & Landscape: material, process and product.”
A wonderful opportunity to work with David Ainley in this unique 3-hour workshop. David will begin with a presentation of some of his work, and that of inspirational artists, before going on to work with participants in a variety of media, focusing on techniques that merge concerns with landscape, materials, process and product.
This workshop is intended for anyone, whether experienced or a beginner, who has an inquiring disposition towards creative engagement with art through working with materials and discussion.
The workshop out sets out to investigate, stimulate and support creativity in landscape drawing, painting and related activities (e.g. collage & mixed-media) and to promote understanding of relationships between traditional and contemporary approaches.
The workshop will also provide some historical background and encourage discussion of individual responses to a variety of aspects of landscape and their suitability as subject-matter, together with the acquisition of a repertoire of technical skills and strategies in using art media with an emphasis on process as a basis for developing confidence in art practice and/or art appreciation.
In a mutually supportive atmosphere ideas will arise from some hands-on activities with simple materials (paper, ink, wax crayon, graphite etc.) aimed at developing a repertoire of skills and approaches offering insights into landscape art for artists and viewers of art.
David Ainley has had many solo shows including an acclaimed exhibition at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. He has twice been shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize and was winner of the Derby City Open Exhibition (2004). Last year he had work selected for The Discerning Eye at The Mall Galleries, London. He has taught Fine Art practice and theory at Universities and Colleges throughout England, including the University of Nottingham.
Booking Essential – contact the gallery for further information