Agata: Guest Blog Post – Still Life Study Session
Still life study is a basic exercise that every first and second year student has to practice on a daily basis. It teaches strategies for recording shapes, judging proportions, creating successful compositions and overall sharpens visual perception.
During this two-day session I would like to create the opportunity to ‘slow down and look’ so that we can focus on details and explore in depth the true physical nature of certain objects taken straight from our surroundings.
I believe that in today’s jpg image-saturated culture, where we devour and discard images, without much reflection, this now unique way of creative depiction in such slow mediums like drawing or painting, can make us more sensitive and therefore has the power to change how we look at the world.
The event will take a place at Making Space on Thursday 28 & Friday 29 September 2017 from 10am-5pm, with networking lunch from 1pm – 2pm. It will be a “drop in” session so you can come when it suits you and stay for as long as you want during both days.
It will be mostly self guided session but as a facilitator I will be available to give any advice and share my experience with everyone interested.
Bring your own materials, drawing boards and/or easels (if required) and a small dish to share with others during the lunch break. Making Space will provide tea, coffee and other soft drinks.
Please note there is a maximum capacity of 15.
The address of the venue is:
Making Space, 2 Bishopstoke Road, Leigh Park, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 5BN
For more info or to express an interest in attending, please email me directly on: firstname.lastname@example.org