Well January has melted into March somehow and this is my first post of the year – sorry it is so late. I thought I would put down some of my thoughts and plans for the year here anyway.
Night shot after Day 1 of a whole weekend painting retreat in the studio
My most exciting news is the move into a bigger, lighter and airier studio than I was in before. It’s in the same building, but has a beautiful Northern light – the best for artists, with no direct sunlight but fabulous light for working in, with three large Victorian windows and white walls and ceiling. More windows into the gallery provide extra light and a beautiful wood floor makes for a gorgeous atmosphere. With this space I have plans!
I want to create a mini arts centre within an Arts Centre. A place for healthy arts practices and workshops as well as a place for me to paint and illustrate the books I am commissioned for this year.
The venue is Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton.
Wayne Attwood RBSA teaching oils
If you look on the Workshops page of this site you will see more details – keep checking because new and exciting things are being added all the time. We have a good on site cafe and are only 10 minutes walk from Wolverhampton railway station – right in the middle of the UK.
Here’s a quick summary of things happening soon:
March 2nd / April 6th / May 10th Soundbath for Relaxation with Liz Pritchard 7-8.15
March 28th Find your Creative Mojo with Clare Wassermann – creative sketchbook addiction
Celebrate the Seasons – Creative Art and Stories with Ana Lines and Clare Wassermann
Spring – Sunday March 26th day worskshops
Summer – Sunday May 7th
Autumn – Sunday September 3rd
Winter – Sunday December 3rd
March 23rd Oil painting with Wayne Attwood – FULL
May 5th Mandala Yoga with Catherine Spruce 7-9pm
May 14th – Painting A Theory – Carl Jung – Art as Therapy with Hannah Boyd and Clare Wassermann 10.30 – 4
May 16th Sacred Art – Movement and painting with Clare Wassermann and Sarah Vernon
If there are any workshops you would like to see here please feel free to suggest them – let’s see if we can make them happen.
I am very pleased to be collaborating with story teller Ana Lines this year and also developing ideas with Anne Marie Lagram. – a live art event inspired by Medgel- the witch- resulting in a collaboration of challenging visual imagery, story telling and audience participation!
I am looking forward to sharing an exhibition with feltmaker and painter Kanj Nicholas and being part of an exhibition to commemorate 70 years since Partition in India and Pakistan in Wolverhampton in August organised by Komlaish Achall.
I have a few trips to Saudi Arabia this year (it’s complicated!) and I am looking forward to sketching and getting to know the country better – maybe some art to do with issues around that country will emerge.
Peace Doves Saudi – hope
Architecture and Palms
Hopooe and the City
New things are emerging every week so keep checking back – especially on the Workshops page.
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