Come and explore the manor house in intimate detail, seeking out pattern and textiles, to inspire a large scale abstract drawing. Making initial small drawings with pen and pencil on paper, you will then be given a guided approach to start a larger drawing, using pattern and repetition to create a ‘tapesta student at work in front of an easelry' of marks. Developing a rich textured surface by layering rhythmical marks, ‘weaving’ back and forth, rubbing out as much as drawing in.
Drawing with charcoal and coloured pastels you will create a textural, abstract drawing, inspired by the fabrics and patterns found around the house.

About Katie:

Katie’s work has been selected for the Discerning Eye, Lynne Painter Stainers Prize, Royal Academy Summer show, Jerwood Drawing Prize. In 2020 she was awarded 1st prize in the Derwent Drawing Prize for The Blue Bedroom (a work she created at West Horsley Place), selected for Wells Contemporary and Broadway Arts Exhibition, and Glyndebourne Festival Exhibition.

" Teaching is a chance to share my enthusiasm for looking, experimenting, discovering. Drawing and painting is a process to be explored. Be curious, and find your own way of seeing. I am fascinated by interior spaces: my own home and studio, other people's homes. Starting with observation of space, light, line and colour, I am drawn into memory, stories and personal experience."

Important Information:

No experience required. All materials and equipment will be provided.

Suitable for ages 16+, those under 18 must be accompanied. 

The workshop will take place in the manor house (and garden if weather clement). Please check in at front door 10 minures ahead of start time. 

Tea/coffee break included. Lunch break- students asked to bring their own picnic lunch or buy lunch at our pop-up café. 

Access information here. 

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