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Prehistoric Art Practice and Raw Pigment

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Conference Rooms, YHA

Dewar’s Lane

Berwick-upon-Tweed

TD15 1AJ

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This art workshop, led by local artist Gill Walton, BA(Hons) and Prof Maria Chester, is inspired by the cave paintings in France, aboriginal art and other ancient ways of working with colour and pigment. We will consider how such artworks influenced more modern artists such as Gauguin, Yves Klein and others.

Beginning with a 30 minute lecture by Prof Maria Chester you will learn more about prehistoric art and its influence on more modern artists. Then, using the same basic earth pigments that were used in prehistory we will try and reproduce a cave painting. There will then be an opportunity to develop these ideas into a more individual work of art.

The art of the Palaeolithic, also called Ice Age Art, was created in the walls of deep caves, with raw pigments like ochre, bone and coal. Cave art: is it art? is it totemic? Is it related to hunting-magic spells? Is it shamanic? Basically humans of the Palaeolithic painted animals and abstract symbols. The abstract signs, clouds of dots and small red bars are associated with animals. More numerous are body segments, such as hand stencils, hand prints, heads, female and male genitalia and some vaguely human shapes often called “ghosts”. Horses are dominant. Human figures are nearly always incomplete and they are not naturalistic. Cave artists used a great range of techniques, from simple finger tracing to modelling in clay, engravings and bas-relief sculptures, hand stencils as well as creating paintings using ochre, black from coal and white from chalk.

Materials: you will be provided with pigments and binders. The cost of these is included in the price of the workshop. Please bring a board or canvas, brushes and a palette. Easels are provided.

There will be a 30 minute break for lunch and you can bring a packed lunch or eat in the Granary Café.

The cost of the workshop is £36. There is a maximum of 10 places so early booking is recommended.

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TD15 1AJ

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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