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Colour & Texture: Abstract Drawing from Nature - April 20-21

Tutored by Katie Sollohub


Spend 2 days drawing in charcoal, graphite, chalks and mixed media, making large-scale layered, textured, abstract compositions. 


Explore the garden and landscape to find inspiration while walking, with the offer of guided meditations, for a full sensory, immersive experience. 


You will be given a specific approach to drawing that uses structure and repetition to build up marks on a large piece of paper, in response to the all-over sensation of being deeply-immersed in nature.  Using a rhythmical process will allow you to build-up layers of tactile marks & colour, evocative of the sounds and smells, rather than simply the ‘view’.


You will be guided with meditation, to tune into your senses, and given warm-up exercises to draw and gather materials directly from the garden.  Larger-scale drawings can be made inside the studio or out in the garden, depending on the weather.  Artists for inspiration include: Monet, Joan Mitchell, Patrick Heron, Bonnard, Adrien Berg, Cy Twombly, Tricia Gillman.



Sat 20th 10:00-17:00

Sun 21st 10:00-16:00


Creative Beings CIC, The Old Rectory, Awliscombe, Devon, EX14 3PJ


£190 includes tutor, lunches, refreshments, materials and gorgeous views of nature.  Concessions available – please ask.


Some B&B available at The Old Rectory.


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Colour & Texture: Abstract Drawing from Nature - April 20-21

SKU: 160KS_20Apr
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