Tutors: Simon Carter and Jevan Watkins Jones
Intermediate to advanced
All basic drawing materials will be provided: paper, charcoal, graphite and lightweight drawing boards.
(drawings from Simon and Jevon’s recent show at Frinton Oasis Gallery)
Join us for a fun and experimental drawing workshop using charcoal and ink to evoke the waterfront landscape of quayside, marsh and tidal river. We will gather sketches from two viewpoints, drawing near and far. Back in the studio we will develop these images, adopting each others’ motifs and learning how one drawing can talk to another. We will work small scale and larger scale and enjoy the challenge of drawing ‘duets’.
Working outdoors from Wivenhoe’s river-front landscape, we will be investigating ideas about representation and communication that Simon and Jevan have been exploring in their drawing project ‘Point-to-Point’ (see accompanying stills and drawings from ‘Oasis’ Gallery show). The day will close at Wivenhoe Printworks with a showing of the ‘Point-to-Point’ film commissioned from film-maker Noah Carter, and a discussion of our day’s work.
- 10am to 11am Meet and introduction
- 11am to 1pm Working outside
- 1pm to 2pm Lunch
- 2pm to 4pm Working outside
- 4pm to 6pm Share days work, group discussion and film screening
All basic drawing materials will be provided: paper, charcoal, graphite and lightweight drawing boards. Please feel free to bring any other drawing materials of your own that you like working with.
Tea, coffee, fruit juice and biscuits available throughout the day.
Please bring a packed lunch. Alternatively there are several places within easy distance where you can buy excellent sandwiches, snacks or lunch ingredients. The Printworks facilities are at your disposal throughout the day for basic cutlery, plates, cups and glasses, kettle, fridge and microwave, emergency loos and hot coffee!
Please wear warm outdoor clothing and a waterproof coat (PS and there will be a suitable fall-back plan in case of terrible weather!)
Transport and Parking
Parking spaces may be limited at the Wivenhoe Business Centre where Printworks is located so get here early! Alternatively there are convenient parking places on Wivenhoe High Street just five minutes away. If you anticipate any serious transport problems please call or email us in advance.
Cost for the day is £75/£60 inclusive of all materials.