This course will range through approaches to drawing, painting, writing and recording to capture the immediacy of our inner and outer world in figurative and abstract forms. Ways of working using text and image will be explored, from close observation to memory and imagination, from spontaneous to more considered responses. No experience is necessary and all abilities are welcome.
The first evening’s project helps you discover the kind of drawing hand that is most natural to you as a good basis for developing and extending your sketching abilities.
Throughout, time will be given to to sharing and reviewing our discoveries and interpretations. By the end of the course, you will have an understanding of your own drawing strengths, an awareness of different approaches and experience of a wide variety of tools.
You will use the College grounds and gardens some of the time, so an umbrella plus warm, shower-proof clothing is recommended.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Teaching at West Dean since 2005, Maxine works across drawing, painting, printmaking, bookmaking and mixed media. Exhibits widely, runs a 3-floor gallery of her work in Gloucestershire, included in public and private collections around the world. Trained in London at Camberwell and the Slade. An elected member of the Royal West of England Academy.