Creative Workshops and Courses, Harwich, Essex

Amanda Hislop – Explore the shore; collect, observe, re-use

£160.00 | 25th September - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Spaces available: 10

Two Day Course

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September

Explore the shore take a walk with Amanda, a close look along the local shoreline, observe, collect, be inspired. Respond to found objects of the shore, making a collection of personal observations to explore in small folded book forms. Work through an expressive exploration using a variety of drawing media on a variety of papers including recycled paper carriers with simple collage techniques, folding and inserts.

During the workshop explore the potential of line and texture with restrained colour through experimentation with drawn marks and simple collage. Working with collected found objects, develop a collection of intuitive drawings observing shape, line and detail within, responding to the ephemera of the shore. Work spontaneously with materials and mediums to create personal pages using line texture and colour to create expressive abstract folded forms, a personal record of inspiration and experimentation.

Includes homemade lunch and refreshments

About the Artist

“I combine drawn and painted marks with the tactile qualities of thread, paper and fabric. The essence of the landscape and natural forms inspire my work. I use drawing to record fleeting fragments observed and absorbed; I look at the familiar, see the extraordinary and respond to subtle changes in view in the rhythmic motion of walking. The evocative moods of seasonal change and atmospheric qualities of light and changing weather experienced when walking are a constant source of inspiration.

Scale of work ranges from individual hangings, wall mounted panels and framed textile artworks”. 

What you will need to bring

  • Permanent drawing pens in choice of black, grey or sepia e.g Faber- Castell, Derwent graphic or similar.
  • Choice of coloured drawing mediums e.g Derwent Inktense blocks or pencils, aquarelle coloured crayons or pencils, anything you may wish to experiment with. Koh i noor waterbased dye sets will be available to use.
  • Sharp knife for cutting paper and small cutting board or thick card
  • Apron/overall, please wear suitable clothing.

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