This session (4th July), which will be led by one of Manchester’s most successful visual artists Rachel Goodyear. Rachel has developed a substantial body of work over 15 years, primarily in drawing. Her work is held in collections all over the world, and she is represented by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London.
During this session we will be exploring how to make drawings at different scales – how to work when you are restricted to your kitchen table vs what to do when you suddenly have a giant warehouse to fill! How to scale up a tiny drawing into something massive and vice versa.
To prepare for this session, have a rummage around and look at what drawing materials you have already. Try to look beyond the obvious – what is the tiniest piece of paper you have? what is the largest? is there something in your bin or in a skip on the street that you could use to make a drawing? What would make a tiny mark? what would make a huge splat or splodge? Bring along whatever you find, whatever you think is interesting, no matter how unlikely it seems. Some of Rachel’s first drawing’s were on Rizla cigarette papers, so anything is possible!
As always, the workshop is in 2 sessions (4-6pm and 6.30-8.30pm). Feel free to come to both or just one. We will start prompt at 4pm and 6.30pm. Join us for Potluck dinner after to continue the conversation with Rachel, please bring a dish to share (enough for 1 person, nicer if you’ve made it yourself but shop-bought is ok too, doesn’t have to be fancy, something simple is perfect.
Islington Mill Art Academy (IMAA) is our free peer-led art school. It is open to anyone who wants to be an artist. Learning activities (workshops, crits, coaching, group residencies and projects) are shared and led by the ideas and energy of current student-members. The Academy is not formally accredited; students choose to graduate when they feel ready to work more independently as artists.
Currently we meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month (with optional extra time for group projects), followed by a potluck dinner. We encourage anyone interested in joining to attend an upcoming session to discover if it is the right approach for you. Please get in touch for details: email@example.com
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