Arts & Crafts Gardens: Ursula Buchan & Marion Mako in conversation

2020-03-06T14:00:25+00:00June 12th, 2020|, |

Arts and Crafts Gardens: Ursula Buchan & Marion Mako in conversation How and why they developed and where to see them. This talk will take the form of a dialogue between Ursula Buchan, garden and social historian, and Marion Mako, garden historian and garden designer, accompanied by images of some Arts and Crafts gardens and [...]

50 Years of the National Portrait Gallery

2020-03-06T14:06:09+00:00June 12th, 2020||

A conversation between Sir Roy Strong, Director 1959-1973, and Nicholas Cullinan, Director since 2015. The collections of the National Portrait Gallery provide a fascinating commentary on British history and culture with images from Henry VIII to Judy Dench, addressing questions of identity and achievement and promoting engagement with portraiture in all media. In this lively [...]

Papercut workshop with Sarah Dennis

2020-03-06T14:12:46+00:00June 12th, 2020||

Paper cutting is a subtractive drawing process, using a craft knife to create negative space, allowing the remaining paper to appear as dynamic lines and shapes. The process of paper cutting is deeply therapeutic and relaxing. Removing shapes to reveal a design takes you into an almost meditative state that sharpens focus and calms the [...]

Stitched Landscape – Textiles Workshop with Ruth Parkinson-Johns

2020-03-07T13:35:02+00:00June 12th, 2020||

Ruth Parkinson-Johns is a local Textile artist and tutor who takes inspiration from her surroundings, the landscapes, wild flowers and the ever changing weather. On this workshop you’ll get the opportunity to experiment in creating your own piece of textile art - an abstract landscape using innovative techniques. You’ll colour and manipulate different materials to [...]

Papercut workshop with Sarah Dennis

2020-03-07T13:51:45+00:00June 12th, 2020||

Paper cutting is a subtractive drawing process, using a craft knife to create negative space, allowing the remaining paper to appear as dynamic lines and shapes. The process of paper cutting is deeply therapeutic and relaxing. Removing shapes to reveal a design takes you into an almost meditative state that sharpens focus and calms the [...]

Developing Sketchbooks with Nature as Artist with Julie Leach

2020-03-06T14:24:22+00:00June 12th, 2020||

A 2 day workshop for participants of any experience to relax and let nature take the creative strain. Working with printmaker Julie Leach, who collaborates with nature to make work, participants will engage outdoors as hunters and gatherers of nature’s own marks. Participants will use a broad range of print techniques to collect, curate and [...]

Wildlife Drawing workshop with David Skidmore

2020-03-07T13:42:20+00:00June 12th, 2020||

Using graphite pencil, on hot press paper, with references supplied, we will work through initial drawing techniques, building tones to give a 3 dimensional feel, learning the importance of contrast between dark and light. Finally we will look at the details that finish off the piece. Have fun and work at a comfortable pace, suitable [...]

An Introduction to Botanical Art – Workshop with Ros Franklin

2020-03-06T14:30:14+00:00June 12th, 2020||

‘An Introduction to Botanical Art’ with RHS Gold Medalist Ros Franklin FLS in the beautiful surroundings of Dormy House. Come and explore the methods used in this traditional art form. You will be shown how to draw accurately, and how to create three-dimensional form using continuous gradational tone in graphite. You will also be introduced [...]

A Tour of 3 private Broadway Gardens with Marion Mako

2020-03-07T14:02:12+00:00June 12th, 2020|, |

Broadway’s gardens have been the backdrop for artists, writers, actors and musicians for over a century, and continue this theme today. On this walking tour of three private gardens with Marion Mako, we shall hear about some of the stories behind those who created, inhabited and visited them, all looking their finest in June.   [...]

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