An evening of abstract art making with Blandine Bardeau
Wednesday 24th January 2018, 7-9.30pm
Curious Duke Gallery, 173 Whitecross Street, London EC1Y 8JT
£45 including materials
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Come and join me for an evening of abstract art making in the beautiful space of Curious Duke Gallery. We will explore free drawing using simple yet powerful exercises aimed at loosening-up into a playful, more childlike state of creativity.
Most of us as adults are terrified of making a mistake, doing the «wrong thing», and as a consequence we have stopped making art at all. This workshop aims to open-up a new page, to go beyond the fear and pressure of producing a «good result», to see that we can all make art and that it is an enjoyable, powerful practice. Students will be encouraged to experiment, play and try out new things and to start developing their own artistic language. No previous experience required, just a willingness to explore and be surprised.
Christmas Gift Vouchers: If you would like to give a space on this course to a friend or a family member, I will send you a hand-drawn voucher to give them as a present. It can be a wonderful gift of an experience for someone.
In this workshop you will:
-Learn exercises you can easily use to start abstract artworks
-Learn to enjoy the process rather than focusing on the end result
-Produce some exciting and surprising artworks
-Discover how inspiring art making with others can be
If you have any questions, please email me
"I had identified a need to devote some time to concentrating on my artistic practice. The course proved to be exactly what I wanted and needed. I spent time supported by a group of like-minded yet creatively diverse people in an atmosphere of calm, and with activities led by someone with whom I immediately felt a connection and whose philosophy and approach to the subject gained my immediate respect." Susie
“A time to experiment with how it feels to draw, rather than what comes out as the end product. I didn’t really care what my pictures looked like. It was really relaxing and freeing to do the exercises. It felt quite meditative. I think it was a good lesson to stop thinking about replicating what you see and then judging it, but just let stuff come out.” Rosie
A creative workshop exploring the freedom of abstract art
Venue: Arthub Gallery, 5-9 Creekside, London SE8 4SA. Deptford Bridge DLR Station, Deptford Rail Station, New Cross & New Cross Gate Overground Stations, Buses 53, 177, 453, 47.
Explore mark-making, abstract art (drawing, painting, collage) with professional artist Blandine Bardeau in an experimental, supportive environment. No previous experience required, just a willingness to explore and be surprised. The aim of the series of workshops is to begin a creative process outside of the pressure of producing a “good result”, supporting students in learning how to research and what inspiration means, as well as the importance of looking and seeing, and how to start an artwork using different methods. It also aims to explore the freedom that can be found in making abstract art, in abandoning our need to control and how joyful and meditative that can be. Students will be invited to experiment, play and try out new things and to develop their own artistic language. At the end of the series, students will have produced many exercise artworks and will have achieved at least one finished piece.
Session One: Experimental drawing exercises to loosen-up
Session Two: More experimental exercises using unusual tools, the art of seeing and looking
Session Three: Collecting images, how to start an artwork, the art of collage
Session Four: Time to finish pieces, discussion on the works produced over the four weeks
"I had identified a need to devote some time to concentrating on my artistic practice. The course proved to be exactly what I wanted and needed. I spent time on four consecutive evenings, supported by a group of like-minded yet creatively diverse people in an atmosphere of calm, and with activities led by someone with whom I immediately felt a connection and whose philosophy and approach to the subject gained my immediate respect." Susie
Note: Non-refundable. However you can pass your ticket onto a friend if you cannot attend.
If you have any questions or concerns please email me.