Metal Point at New Brewery Arts - Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

Duration: 1 day

Price: £80

Run by: New Brewery Arts

Contact: Clare Walsh


New Brewery Arts
Brewery Court

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About the Course

Tutor: Josie Brown
Date & Time: Sat 7th Oct, 10am - 4pm,
Venue: Bingham Studio, New Brewery Arts
REF: SW149-17
PRICE: £80 (£0.00 VAT)

An introduction to the traditional art of using metal wire to draw on a prepared surface, where it leaves a trace, similar to graphite pencils used today.

Although metalpoint drawing dates from antiquity, it was popular with Renaissance artists such as Botticelli, Leonardo and Dürer, but it is making a come-back as a particularly delicate and subtle drawing medium which offers an extraordinarily sensitive and refined finish. However, the practice is very exacting – forcing a careful and studied approach to artistic expression. The day will incorporate how to lay various different readily available grounds and techniques with metal wire for a range of outcomes. This is a little-known process for those who already draw or letter, it is not a how-to-draw workshop.

All abilities welcome!

Josie's loved hand lettering her whole life - the way words can dance and express meaning, offering our eyes a visual sense of feeling. She has taught lettering, lots of decorative processes and making books for many years - but is passionate about bringing ancient techniques to contemporary usage. Josie has also taught personal development in the community and brings aspects of achieving individual potential and self fulfillment to artistry with letters, paper and paint. She is also an accredited tutor for the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society.

You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying in our on site accommodation. When you book a residential package you will get discounted accommodation in our stylish boutique hostel located in the centre of Cirencester in the Cotswolds right next door to New Brewery Arts. Our former 19th Century Cotswold stone brewery barrel store has been beautifully transformed into 21st century accommodation, light and well-appointed with a craftsman’s attention to detail. We offer guest accommodation for up to 43 people over two floors in 14 rooms, with a choice of single, bunk, family and double bedrooms, 12 with en-suite facilities. A ground floor disabled-friendly room is also available. The hostel provides a stylish communal dining and relaxation area, self-catering kitchen, laundry facilities and lockers for your bike. As with all our courses and workshops these are led by experienced tutors and as you will be part of a small group there is plenty of time to focus on you.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. The voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials will be provided, but bring any pieces of silver, copper or gold jewellery / spoons / wire you may have lying around. Please bring an apron and any references of your choice to copy, letter or draw from.
You will have access to tea, coffee and biscuits in the studio and a £5 voucher to spend in our cafe is included.

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