My goal is to enable more people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to enjoy process-focused art activities. Keeping that goal central, this summer I offer the following workshops:
In this series, there are four different full-day workshops that repeat and alternate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in August 2021. Each workshop focuses on the 'how' of art-making, and encourages participants to test methods and materials which are new to their practice. This series of workshops is supported by Temporary Contemporary, a community engagement initiative by Kirklees Council and the University of Huddersfield. You can listen here to a podcast by Parley for Temporary Contemporary, in which I discuss structures of support for creative practitioners with Leeds-based artist Dr Charlotte Cullen.
A. Material sensitivity: 3rd, 11th, 19th August
B. Support and ground: 4th, 12th, 24th August
C. Paint: 5th, 17th, 25th August
D. Figure-ground: 10th, 18th, 26th August
I will enable you to experience one of the oldest and richest methods in the history of painting: buon fresco. A famous example of this method is the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512. After a lot of careful testing, I have developed the buon fresco method to work on small tiles so you can enjoy this ancient process in an accessible, manageable way, and make durable, unique artworks for your home and garden. I am currently delivering these workshops in Crafters Cottage, Honley, near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, UK.
09:30-13:00, 16th, 23rd June
I am delighted to be part of The Artworks-Everybody School of Art on-site learning programme, Practice and Process, that takes place in The Artworks' amazing converted-mill studios in Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK. As an artist-educator for The Artworks, I deliver workshops that encourage experimentation within the context of painting processes. In my Multi-dimensional Painting workshop, participants are invited to engage physically with the painting space and tools in different ways to challenge and expand conventional approaches. Following a warm-up activity to release any concerns about making anything ‘perfect’, I will guide participants through three exercises that will loosen and bring movement to their methods of applying paint to a surface.
10:00-12:00, 17th June, 1st July
Covid-19 distancing and sanitisation procedures are in place for all workshops.