The Big Draw
For the second year I am organising events as part in the Big Draw Festival with workshops and courses running throughout the year.
The Big Draw Festival is the world’s biggest celebration of drawing founded by the Big Draw; an Arts education charity, the main events take place across the globe every year from 1-31 October, The Festival is made up of a collection of thousands of creative events, activities, and workshops across the globe run by organisations big and small. The festival believes that ‘everyone can draw’. They also promote drawing as a universal language that has the power to change lives and unite people of any age, background, race, or religion from around the globe.
Take a look at my Online events page for more details.
I was again asked to run a watercolour workshop for NHS staff by ArtCare.
ArtCare is the arts in health service for Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. ArtCare aims to bring colour and inspiration to the Trust by delivering a quality arts programme. In all its activities, ArtCare is looking to reinforce the link between the arts and healthcare and to raise awareness of the importance of a creative hospital environment to patient and staff wellbeing.
Hampshire Open Studios Online
I am happy to have an online only listing with HOS again this year.
Hampshire Open Studios is an annual art trail where the visiting public can meet artists in their homes, studios and galleries free of charge - this year however we have to do things a bit different Over 100 studios are listed on our website, check out their details and view their work online.
Workshop for Petersfield Arts and Craft Society
9th July 2022
Learn The Ancient Art Of Traditional Egg Tempera Painting
Explore the ancient technique of egg tempera painting. Participants will learn how to make paints from pigment and egg yolk to use in the session. They will create their own egg tempera paintings on gesso board, using the traditional painting techniques of cross hatching and glazing that were applied by the old masters.
Egg tempera dates back to the 1st century AD, it was used in early Christian and Byzantine icon painting and was popular during the early Renaissance period. Used by artists such as Duccio, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Raphael and Verrocchio, it was the primary method of painting until around 1500. Today, egg tempera is becoming increasingly appreciated for its remarkable qualities of luminosity and durability. Egg has a unique quality of transmitting light, giving to colours a luminosity and depth of tone unattainable in other mediums.