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Ginny Elston - Experimental Drawing: Abstracting Space

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Moray Art Centre

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Findhorn

IV36 3TA

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The workshop will focus on using drawing in new, unusual and dynamic ways. The tutor, Ginny Elston, is an experienced artist and educator.

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This workshop will show students how to create exciting and dynamic, semi- abstracted spaces, taking inspiration from an immersive studio installation. Students will use a limited number of dry materials to allow themselves to really prioritise form and focus on the drawn elements of their work.

Though some prior painting experience is preferred, it is not essential.

All necessary materials will be provided and light lunches and refreshments will be available. Please notify us at time of booking if you have any dietary requirements.

The Course

The workshop will focus on how to depict objects and space in new, unusual and dynamic ways. We will be looking at how to relate to and represent our surroundings in a more abstracted way, encouraging different methods of creative response through the act of drawing and redrawing our environment.

The first day will begin with a comprehensive slide lecture which will illustrate the concepts of the workshop and will provide visual inspiration for the day. The morning and mid-morning sessions will consist of a series of 20 – 40 minute guided drawing experiments with demonstrations. The afternoon will consist of one larger, more sustained drawing using ideas formulated in the morning.

Over the course of the second day, a limited palette in dry materials will be introduced to help push students’ drawings forward through the use of limited colour. The afternoon will again push students to work dynamically on a larger scale with the skills they’ve learnt, and will finish with a group critique of the works.

Students will build on their observational perception and drawing skills, and will also learn new methods to help them expand their ways of approaching objects and space in a creative manner. Julie Mehretu, Judy Pfaff, Alberto Giacommetti, Richard Hamilton are some of the artists that we will be looking at over the course of the workshop.

The Tutor

Ginny Elston is a Scottish artist and educator, whose interests lie in the languages of painting, drawing and printmaking, as well as installation art. Following her undergraduate BA Hons in Art History and French, she went on to study painting for 3 years at the Leith School of Art in Edinburgh. She began her teaching career there in 2013, and has since worked for the Edinburgh Drawing School, the Edinburgh International Festival and was Foundation Course Leader at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China from 2018 -2019. She was Artist in Residence at the Edinburgh Academy during 2013 – 2014, and received her MFA in Fine Art and Humanities at DJCAD, Dundee in 2016. Her work is held in national and international collections, and she has exhibited in the UK, Norway, China and the USA.

More information about Ginny can be found on her websites:

www.ginnyelston.com; www.ginnyelston.blogspot.co.uk

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Payment is due at time of booking. We reserve the right to cancel bookings where we have not received payment within 14 days of the booking being made.

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