Practical Art - Wild Nature

Ref: C2346390

“Movement, change, light, growth and decay are the lifeblood of nature, the energies that I I try to tap through my work. I need the shock of touch, the resistance of place, materials and weather, the earth as my source. Nature is in a state of change and that change is the key to understanding. I want my art to be sensitive and alert to changes in material, season and weather. Each work grows, stays, decays. Process and decay are implicit. Transience in my work reflects what I find in nature.” — Andy Goldsworthy During the course we will be resonating Goldsworthy's ethos into our practical work. Relearning and expanding our visual language through drawing, mark making, collage and painting. This will be an exciting opportunity to explore artists who reflect on nature as well as developing your own unique wilder sides and practical transcript.

Course aim

Reconnecting to the wonder and magnificence of the wild nature around us. Through observation, discussion and practical art techniques. Remembering how to connect to the abundance that nature beholds and also to our wilder playful sides.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • experience a more in-depth journey on your own connection to nature
  • produce a visual response to the world around you
  • show improvement in a range of techniques: drawing, painting, mark-making
  • comment on own work and the work of others

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Just yourself an openess to relearn and evolve through creativity. And perhaps a sketchbook and pencil for the first session.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Practical Art - Wild Nature


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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
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