Explore a pattern-based interpretation of the landscape around the river Dever through drawing from observation. We will look at how patterns, rhythms and textures can represent a sense of place, an atmosphere, movement and light.
The landscape around our Bransbury studio is often referred to as ‘quintessential Hampshire’, with its chalkstream, thatched cottages, Bransbury Common, farmland and byways. There are images of such landscapes on biscuit tins and jigsaw puzzles in every gift shop in the country. In this workshop you will be encouraged to think about how it feels to be in the landscape, and part of it. You will be in an ancient landscape, walking in the footsteps of people long gone. However your experience of the time at Bransbury combines both the present and the past, and links across time.
As we get near the Easter holidays it is a good moment to tell you about what is coming up over the next few months. We are very excited by the talented tutors and variety of workshops
We want to celebrate our glorious landscape, the river Dever, chalk flora, trees, hills, paths and byways. We have gathered an outstanding group of tutors who will bring their individual approaches to the theme of Landscape in June.
The Ancient woodland of chalk downs, where Hampshire and Wiltshire meet, is a magical place. From the top edge of this wood you can see Stockbridge Down, Danebury Ring, and other hill top strongholds. Walking through the woods you have a sense of other travellers, others walking through and working in the space. Coppicing and charcoal burning, for example, is still practised as it has been for centuries.
We are delighted to be able to offer a two day Masterclass in life painting with the very talented Anastasia Pollard. She is both an excellent portrait and figure painter, and a generous, talented teacher.