Responding to Place, Acrylics

June Workshop

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, but experiencing your time there in the present.


  • Tutor, Geoff Hands
  • 9/10th June
  • 10.00 – 4.00
  • £180/2days
  • Materials list will be sent to you
  • Parking, tea and coffee available
  • Please bring a picnic lunch
  • Some experience of painting and drawing needed


What to expect on this course

From the landscape around Bransbury you will be making experimental drawings from walking and observation in spaces that are both seen and experienced. In the studio abstract acrylic painting responses, incorporating collage, will be explored.

You will be provided with an A5 concertina sketchbook to facilitate a psychogeographic response to the environment.

Materials

  • Drawing materials (e.g. charcoal, 4B or 6B pencils, chunky graphite stick suitable for making rubbings)
  • Set of acrylic paints (primary colours plus white are essential)
  • Variety of paint brushes (for acrylic painting)
  • A1 drawing paper (220gsm recommended)
  • PVA (adhesive) and Fixative for drawings
  • A folder or large bag for your completed artwork

* You will be provided with a Seawhites A5 concertina sketchbook and masking tape.

** The tutor will bring along spare materials (including paints and paper) if supplies run out.