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Marks and Surface (drawing and mixed media course)

In Marlborough

£ 306 VAT inc.


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  • Duration

    3 Days




Marlborough (Wiltshire)
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Rabley Barn, Mildenhall, SN8 2LW


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Course programme

Marks and Surface
Tutor: Susan Preston
3 day drawing and mixed media course

Starting with drawings from observation explore mark making and materials. You will work from your studies to develop a series of abstract or figurative works on paper made with a variety of water based media - ink, pastels and paint.

Course Outline:
Using a variety of drawing materials and beginning by working in sketchbooks, students will make studies in the environs of Rabley. Later in the workshop further drawings will explore mark making and combining motifs from these studies which will form the basis of a series of works on paper made with a variety of water based media - ink, pastels, paint. An intuitive response to the surfaces - or ‘accidents’ - created by the working process plays an important part in the development of the work.

“She is a true inspiration - and things that she said still play through my mind (eg ‘lose it, find it, lose it’ .... ‘what happens when’ ). Please tell her what a great influence she has been” SG

About the Tutor:
Sue Preston is an established abstract painter and experienced lecturer specialising in drawing including life and mixed media. A Sefton Open Painting Prize-winner in 2004, she has exhibited widely and her work is in collections in Europe, Asia and the USA. A selection of Susan Preston’s drawing and painting is available to view in the gallery by appointment. There will be a solo exhibition of her new paintings and drawings in the gallery in 2011.

Course includes:
Group and individual tuition
Basic materials
Artists talk
Access to Gallery and archive of original works
Research Art Library
A well equipped drawing studio and printroom
Access to the countryside

Marks and Surface (drawing and mixed media course)

£ 306 VAT inc.