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Patterns In Nature - Illustration & Printmaking Workshop
Sat 10 June 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
Created for budding artists with a passion for nature, this workshop focuses upon the disciplines of drawing using techniques of observation and perspective, mark-making and brush skills and the transformation of completed sketches to lino prints. Open to all levels of ability – from beginners to advanced – the day-long workshop is intended to develop your drawing and identification skills and apply these to the print making medium.
Taking place inside at the New River Studio and outdoors across the reserve, you will be given the opportunity to explore the biodiverse habitat on both a micro and macro level, using the insects, plants and wildlife as inspiration for your artwork.
Following a series of introductory drawing exercises, the class will spend the morning on the Woodberry Wetlands reserve studying and drawing subject matter from nature which produces illustrative patterns, such as bark, feathers, flowers, leaves and grasses, and equipment such as binoculars and magnifying lenses will be provided in order to study natural structures and patterns more closely. After lunch, the workshop will be based in the studio learn to transfer drawing to printmaking screens and, finally, produce finished prints on a variety of mediums for you to take home to keep.
All art materials, paper, clipboards, collecting and magnifying equipment and printmaking equipment will be provided.
ABOUT THE TUTOR
Jennie Webber is a London-based visual artist, events producer and nature lover.
Spurred on by the lack of wild nature in the city, she set up Wild Life Drawing in 2014 with the aim to reconnect those living in cities with the natural world, and in turn encouraging an understanding and appreciation for animals. The drawing classes have been extremely well received and Jennie now runs bespoke workshops for Somerset House, the Natural History Museum and festivals such as Wilderness and Citadel.
Alongside Wild Life Drawing, Jennie is a freelance illustrator and exhibiting artist. Following a BA in Fine Art and an MA in Illustration from Camberwell College, Jennie creates etchings and drawings that celebrate the diversity and complexity of nature. Her practice is based upon the fact that truth is stranger than fiction – and nowhere is this more apparent than in the animal world. Themes of conservation underpin each piece; the idea being that if people are amazed by the natural world, then they will fight harder to protect it. Jennie is currently working on her first illustrated book exploring the life-cycle of trees, published later this year with Quarto.
This event is suitable for ages 14+
Please note: No dogs are allowed at Woodberry Wetlands except guide dogs for the sight impaired.
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