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Summer 2013 Workshop Schedule: Archived Material

Schedule 1: Line, Point, Object and Me
August 5th to 8th, 10am to 3pm.
4 days (20 hours).  Cost: £ 100.

These are four days (Monday to Thursday 10am to 3pm) of art making, thinking, and questioning in the company of a qualified fine artist and psychotherapist.  Paper, charcoal and pencils are provided but you are encouraged to bring your own materials.  Please wear old comfortable clothing and be mindful that you may get messy.  This course begins by setting out limits and expectations for each participant to ensure that everyone understands how to give and receive criticism. Setting limits also include asking you to be mindful about what personal information you want to share. Once we have set these in place, we begin by exploring line and form and locate ourselves as objects within what we do and talk about. On Day Four: Thursday, we review the work we’ve made and its therapeutic implications but each day’s activity is finished off with discussions about making, doing, and thinking. 

Schedule 2: Wet work. Exploring form and colour using oils.
August 12th to 15th, 10am to 3pm.
4 days (20 hours). Cost: £ 100.

Four days of colour and form with an oil painter and psychotherapist.  Wet work often raises psychological thresholds, the result is increased tension, but manipulated well, this may be used to produce interesting work with strong therapeutic implications.  Come prepared to make a mess and know that it doesn’t matter if you don’t get it right. Oil based art materials may be bought on site but you are advised to bring your own.  Perhaps, you may want to bring one small canvas which you can work on from days 1 to day 4.   

Schedule 3: The human form – an exploration of self
August 19th to 22nd,  10am to 3pm.
4 days (20 hours).  Cost: £ 100.
For four days we work in the company of a life model.  The use of a range of media is encouraged.  Remember that we treat our models with respect and although a model may be with us all day, ample breaks are set in place for his/her comfort.  Using oils, fine art pastels or charcoal can often be messy and may not wash out so come comfortably dressed in old clothing.  Exploring the human form and its expressions offer each of us a chance to transpose what we see and what we think about what we see, in perspectives which are individual to each of us.  A qualified artist, psychotherapist and theoretician is on hand to help you untangle your thoughts.

Friday:  Art and aesthetics workshop.
Friday, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th from 10am to 1pm
3 hours.  Cost £21.

For 4 Fridays in August I will hold a half-day workshop from 10am to 1pm.  This is an informal setting for discussions about art and aesthetic theory and/or philosophy and psychotherapeutic theories.  I want to encourage you to think more about how theory influences how you think.