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Our WHAT I WISH I LEARNED AT ART SCHOOL workshop series draws on the talents and expertise of various professionals.  Our next session is:

THE NUTS & BOLTS OF BEING AN ARTIST with Erika Gofton and Ilona Nelson
Erika and Ilona have both been practicing for over 20 years and learned about the business of being an artist the hard way!

We want to save you that time and share what we’ve learned about the practicalities of being an artist.  We will cover a variety of topics such as writing an artist statement, artist CV, documenting and cataloguing your work, packaging, keeping records and so much more.  If there are specific things you’d like to know please email us your questions to answer!

Saturday 15th February
The Nuts & Bolts of Being an Artist
Tutors: Erika Gofton and Ilona Nelson
1 – 3pm
Afternoon tea included

VISUAL ANALYSIS with Yvette Grant – 21st March
How can we come to really understand what is going on in a work of art?  In this workshop on World Poetry Day we will learn about a disciplined process of looking, and engage with a template of questions to assist in digging deeper into works of art. After our discussion, we have the opportunity to apply this systematic method of analysis to a number of works in the studio.

MODERN COLOUR MIXING with David Coles – 4th April
Want to take complete control of colour?  Frustrated by the colours you mix compared to those you desire?  In this 2 hour demonstration all will be explained on the nature of physical paint colour and how to tame it.

Subjects covered include:
– Modern vs Traditional pigments
– Understanding chroma, hue and value
– Working with limited and extended colour palettes
– Use of complimentary and adjacent colours for harmony and dissonance

Workshops with Melinda Martin from Linden New Art and Michael Fox, Arts accountant and valuer

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