This course is primarily about combining how you explore your subject with the qualities of the materials and techniques. You will develop your drawing and mark-making skills focussing on line, surface, texture and pattern. Through observation of your subject you will learn to respond with different materials as you experiment with ink, graphite, wax and watercolur, and draw using low tech print processes of monoprint and collagraph.
The subject is the winter landscape and the starting point will be location drawing at West Dean College. Each day you will be introduced to a different way of working with a different material and technique. You will explore how techniques and materials can help you develop your ideas, which can then initiate more ideas for further development. Each day will generate outcomes that can be carried into the next day and the next technique, allowing you to build a sketch book style portfolio of work showing development and exploration of ideas through multiple materials and techniques. You will create a record of the processes you work with for future reference, and a rich source of ideas towards your own work and further projects.
The tutor will introduce specific exercises and demonstrations to get you started each day followed by plenty of individual exploration supported by one to one discussion. This course is suitable for students interested in developing ideas and ways of working in a range of disciplines and practices including textiles, ceramics, glass, metals, print, drawing and jewellery.
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)
Joanna tutors with a focus on surface qualities and 2 dimensional design. She trained initially in Printed Textile Design at Manchester and then in Ceramics at The Royal College of Art. She has 30 years of teaching experience in colleges, universities, schools, museums and galleries. Joanna is a long standing member of Contemporary Applied Arts.