Drawing & Painting Interiors with Katie Sollohub – capturing a sense of place
Wed June 9 @ 10:00 am - Thu June 10 @ 4:00 pm| £180.00
An exciting opportunity to join Katie and be inspired over 2 days by her approach to capturing a sense of place and time.
Using the Marquee on the Green as our studio, participants will also visit National Trust property Snowshill Manor and Garden – the home of collector Charles Wade. This amazing house is packed full of extraordinary treasures collected over his lifetime. Everything from model boats and scary Samurais, to toys and an attic filled with bicycles!
This course is appropriate for all. There will be an emphasis on working fast, so some experience of using the materials will be necessary.
Ideal for those with experience who want to try something different, be inspired by place, and are willing to experiment, taking away ideas to work on their own after the workshop.
On this workshop we will experiment with different media to capture the sense of place at both locations. We’ll be using pencils and sketchbooks on site as well as charcoal, collage and mixed media in the studio.
We will focus on keeping it loose – capturing light, composition and mood.
The ticket price for this workshop includes entrance to Snowshill Manor house and gardens.
Limited to 12 places
Tickets go on sale to the general public through the website at 10am on Friday 9th April and to Benefactors of the festival 1 week earlier at 10am on Good Friday.
Katie has a background in Social Anthropology and Fine Art and she is passionate about teaching art, believing that the process of looking and making marks has the power to change the way we experience the world. Katie’s own work explores the narrative components surrounding objects, memories, interior and exterior spaces brought to life with her inquisitive eye and spectacular use of colour and detail. Notable recent projects have included her work as artist in residence at JMW Turners House and other historic houses.
Katie is an inspirational teacher, using her own experiences and processes to help motivate others. She aims to live life as a Creative Journey, and generously invites you to join her for a couple of days to come along for the ride.
Participants will need to bring:
- pencils, coloured pencils, and non-staining pens eg biro for working in the house
- a small sketchbook and/or loose paper for working in the house
- coloured pastels, pens etc for mixed media drawing experiments (optional)
- willow charcoal, cotton rag and a hard rubber
- black and white chalk (optional)
- fixative or hairspray for fixing charcoal drawings
- masking tape
- baby wipes
- a selection of coloured inks, gouache, watercolour or acrylics for mixed media and painting studies in the studio
- If we are using paints – please bring
- water pots
- a palette
- kitchen towel and greaseproof paper for making a stay wet palette for acrylics
- acrylic mediums if using
- a range of brushes from small rigger to large household
- scissors, glue (PVA and pritt-stick)
- collage papers – a small selection of scrap paper, coloured, patterned, brown, envelopes etc.
- paper, board, card or canvas to make a series of studies on – think small and fast rather than finished pieces
- a drawing board and easel if you have/need one
- A camera or phone camera an optional extra – a way of looking rather than for copying from
Katie will bring:
- A1 and A2 drawing boards (possibly A3 if I can borrow any)
- table easels suitable for A2 boards
- A1 and A2 and smaller paper
- spare drawing materials
- my own paints, acrylic mediums, and mixed media material for demonstrations
- tarpaulins for covering tables if necessary