29 April - 4 May 2018
For between 8 and 12 participants
The retreat will be arranged into five workshops, one every morning. Each workshop will offer you guidance on different aspects of drawing and provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills. The course is suitable for complete beginners as well those with more experience who would like to reflect on their own practice in an inspiring and peaceful environment.
We will cover the use of line, proportion and perspective, as well as an understanding of colour, shadow and tone. You will also be able to experiment with choosing and constructing a view, thinking about what to include and what to leave out, and perhaps also working on a smaller or larger scale.
The workshops will take place indoors, although you will also have the chance to work outdoors. We will be drawing a variety of subjects: portraits and nudes from life, or still life (flowers, bottles, fruit, etc.), found objects collected from nature like branches, leaves, animal skulls or anything else you find that may be of interest. Landscapes as such will not be core element of the course.
Some materials will be provided (charcoal, pencil, ink and coloured pastels), but if you have a preferred medium, please do bring along your own materials to work with as well. Paper will also be provided, but we suggest you bring along a sketchbook and particular style of paper you like working on.
The course is designed to help you experiment in a supportive environment. We want you to feel you can be playful and enjoy yourself without the pressure of expectations.
Please get in touch and let us know if there are any areas of your work that you would particularly like to focus on. We will try and include your interests if we can.