This will be a one-day workshop concentrating on drawing with only one medium and support - Charcoal on Paper. You will be working directly from the life model, the purpose to capture the physicality and spirit by drawing the energy and underlying infrastructure that holds the 'body' together, - to open up to the unfolding of being and capture the sensation of being in the world. Expect an energetic day with the emphasis not on the outcome but the heuristic process of drawing accepting the 'nearly right' in order to get going, forgoing early accuracy and precision, letting early strokes determine later ones, using intuition and trusting instinct.
The day will conclude with a plenary session.
plenty of charcoal [preferably thick sticks] to see you through the day
large rubbers [not putty]
some sheets of heavy duty paper. Some paper will be provided in the studio.
glue stick or gum strip for gluing paper together, and a roll of masking tape would also be useful.
There is a materials shop on site if needed.
A packed lunch is optional as there are cafes nearby and tea/coffee making facilities within the school.
Peter Clossick NEAC studied at Camberwell School of Art and Post Graduate at Goldsmiths. He is also a member and past president of The London Group. His paintings engage on the encounter between viewer and object as a conversation, through scale, texture and form to prompt an immediate visceral response. He has exhibited widely and was recently runner up in both The Lynn Painter Stainers and Columbia Threadneedle prizes.
There is a 10% discount for New English Friends and students with an appropriate student number booking online. If you are a student you will be asked to provide your Student ID at the workshop.
If you are eligible for a discount please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating which discount you are eligible for and you will be emailed a special code to use when booking your tickets.
4 weeks' notice must be given for a full refund of fees. We reserve the right to cancel a class, in which event a full refund of fees will be made.