Swallow Barn Studio first art workshops
Swallow Barn Studio opens for first workshops in 2015
The new Swallow Barn at the Kingcombe Centre welcomed its first visitors this week, not the Swallows themselves, they are already settled above, but participants on the latest course.
‘A Brush with Nature Illustrating Spring Flowers’ was an ideal first course to have in the new teaching space. The tutor, Sarah Morrish and her students were able to test the use of the room and its versatility. Sarah reports on the new studio:
‘The barn is 'just fantastic, excellent lighting' and ‘quite simply perfect’."
Sarah reported through the week on her Art & the Hedgerow Blog, “The plan for the day was to create a study sheet depicting some of the features of the flower, buds and leaves. The study sheet gives a nice gentle lead in to the course, and is particularly beneficial for those participants that are new to botanical painting. Before creating a mixed or more complex composition they can really get to know one plant and build their confidence in drawing and painting.” Read more here
If you would like to explore watercolours further and enjoy sketching the natural world, Sarah’s forthcoming Brush with Nature - Illustrating the Natural World course in August will enable you to experience working in the field as well as in the studio with a variety of specimens.
Our new Printmaking Workshop on Saturday 9th May offered a change of pace for the new studio offering an ideal way for participants to become familiar with the dynamic creation of lino-prints.
There was certainly a buzz of excitement in the new Swallow Barn as the day progressed. The new space meant there was room to have a large ‘printing station’ where turns were taken to use the printing press.
This proved to be a really popular workshop and there will be the chance to explore lino-printing further in August, when Sarah will be teaching a Printmaking Weekend Workshop, where multi-layered prints will be created.