It is beautiful and still:
the air rarefied
as the interior of a cathedral.
Dartmoor holds a special place for Mark, anyone that has visited and experienced the moor would agree that it has a very particular feeling, Mark has previously said 'Dartmoor has a language all of its own'. The moor informed the collection 'Weathering' which was an important project for Mark and has informed the direction his practice has taken to date.
During the two days the intention will be to listen to and find ways of expressing the sense of this barren and beautiful environment. Students are actively encouraged to use natural materials collected from the landscape including soils and simple tools in their painting process. This workshop encourages an experimental approach to landscape painting which will enable students to see the process of painting in a broader more intuitive way.
Where to meet:
Day one - Hay tor car park
Day two - Two Bridges
Please meet for a 10am start.
All skill levels, from beginners to those with more experience. A good level of fitness is required, the workshops will include walking up to four miles during the day. The walk is broken up and the group will be stopping at different places to make work. Any concerns or doubts re: fitness and appropriateness, please ask.
What to bring:
All paint and materials are provided should you have anything specific you wish to bring please feel free to do so. Please bring sturdy walking books and waterproofs. The workshop is for experimentation and somewhere to find the edges for this reason old clothes are recommended.
Please bring a packed lunch.
£180.00 including materials - Deposit of £50 at the time of booking with remaining balance due two weeks before commencement of workshop.
Further detail, terms and conditions and bookings please use the contact page or call 07972 91339.