Emily Ball at Seawhite
Contemporary Drawing and Painting Courses
abstract painting and wabi sABI
Whatever your plans this weekend, you will not want to miss a very special exhibition and a chance to meet the artists, whether you are new to Abstract painting or already enjoy the excitement and energy that it generates.
Helen Turner and Nick Marsh's first ever joint exhibition, Under One Roof, is on Saturday 13th and and Sunday 14th October, at Lewes House, Lewes, East Sussex. You are invited to join them for drinks between 4.00 - 7.00 p.m. on Saturday. Further details are below and your invitation is attached to this newsletter mailing.
If you are inspired by this exhibition and Helen's work, now you also have the opportunity to join Helen on her exciting new short course, Abstract Painting and Wabi Sabi, at the Seawhite studio this November and embrace all things abstract. Give yourself permission to enjoy and explore different materials: pouring, dripping, bending, folding, wrinkling and painting with paints, pigments, inks, oil paints and dyes.
UNDER ONE ROOF EXHIBITION
HELEN TURNER AND NICK MARSH
Abstract Painting and Wabi Sabi
Course dates: November 26th - 28th 2018 (Monday - Wednesday)
The aim of this course is to enjoy the materials and allow the painting to evolve as you work. We will be experimenting with careful layering of paint and repetitive brush strokes, with varying rhythms, to create densely constructed forms which shift and change through the process. We will be looking at artists who use multiple processes pouring oil and inks on linen.
The work will be created using paints, pigments, inks, oil paint and dyes onto saturate surfaces, as well as using bending, wrinkling and folding. Out of this repetitive, engaging and meditative approach, the work just makes itself. This is very much an Eastern philosophy connecting the inner self to the outside world. We will be looking at wabi sabi which is a concept of Japanese aesthetics; the celebration of the beauty of the handmade process and nature, the imperfections, incompleteness and ever changing qualities. We will look at Korean artists of the Dansaekhuwa movement and also western contemporary artists who have this approach at the centre of their practise. There will be demonstrations throughout the course , students will be led by the tutor and encouraged to let the work lead them .
Tutor: Helen Turner
Helen's exciting course Working with Nature, gives you a further opportunity to explore
abstraction - working with natural forms and using different materials and approaches, to create exciting small and large scale drawings and paintings. Click on the course title to book your place.
Working from Nature
Course dates: June 3rd - 5th 2019 (Monday - Wednesday)
This is a chance to look deeper at natural forms. The course is about transforming the dramatic natural structures of trees, flowers, pods and seeds into amazing drawings and paintings. Responding to natural forms, you will create using varying scales, materials and approaches. There will be demonstrations and images of artists work for inspiration.
Tutor: Helen Turner