‘An act of moving or change or development’ defines movement and this day-long course looks to explore ways of capturing a sense of movement as evidenced by the effects of weather and time. Working en plein air in small sketchbooks we will be following in Constable’s footsteps in search of moving subjects – water, reeds, clouds, grasses, trees, animals and people. This open-level course is design for drawers who are looking to push their drawing on in new dynamic ways.
We will share are drawings as we go and take in examples of work by prominent artists who are in engaged in ideas surrounding movement, helping us see further potential for our own drawing. The day will be enlivening and the tone thoughtful.
Course tutor: Jevan Watkins Jones
Jevan's teaching approach is simultaneously gentle and rigorous. He is an alumnus of the Royal Drawing School where he received First Prize for his drawings from city farms. His drawing practice ranges from sensitive and energetic studies of plants and people in the landscape to working on long term collaborative drawing projects with communities such as Facing-Recovering with injured soldiers. Jevan has a very active enjoyment of gardens, plants and the natural world. This course offers an opportunity to benefit from his two great passions.
What to Bring
Please bring your preferred drawing materials such as pencils, charcoal and pastels and including wet materials such as Indian ink, coloured ink and watercolour to compliment dry materials.
Any necessary hand tools ie. brushes, pencil sharper/craft knife, erasers, bull dog clips, masking tape etc.
Gouache and acrylic paint is also possible for use in the studio, please bring these.
In addition, make sure you have plenty of paper and s good range of sizes, rough, smooth and coloured papers if desired. If you can, buy professional art materials rather than student quality.
A range of drawing boards are provided as well as table easels for the studio. Please bring your own field easel if required.
You may also wish to bring a cushion for outdoor use (with waterproof cover) as well as clothes for all weathers if determined to duck and dive any rain and an apron/smock with pockets is always useful of course.
Fingerless gloves for winter work is a must!
Note: The tutor will have a limited range of materials including masking tape, charcoal and Fabriano cartridge paper on 10m x 1.5m rolls that can be bought at cost price for any larger work undertaken.
Please note: for one day courses bring a smaller selection if you'd prefer.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Hot and cold drinks
In course transport
Personal and travel insurance
Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill
Flatford Mill Field Centre East Bergholt Suffolk CO7 6UL