Join artist Polly Bennett for an experimental drawing and mark-making workshop using handmade natural tools and pigments found locally.
Join artist Polly Bennett for an experimental drawing and mark-making workshop using handmade natural tools and found natural materials from the local area.
“Having visited the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, I noticed the original choices of substrates that were used to draw onto. These included filo pastry by Rebecca Swindell, an artist’s bracket (fungi) by Fiona Long, and concrete by Harriet Mean Hill.”
The drawing workshop will reflect these ingenious decisions by celebrating the use of alternative and traditional artist tools and mediums. You will spend the workshop drawing from images of the Jersey landscape, using tools made by yourself, including quills and paintbrushes, along with mediums extracted locally to the workshop, such as pigment and watercolour paint.
On the workshop participants learn:
• Responsibilities and health & safety of collecting natural materials and processing pigment
• About different types of natural pigment: mineral (inc. shell – calcium carbonate), metal compound, animal, plant, charcoal
• How to identify and use natural artist materials
• How to make and use natural artist tools
• How to disrupt the texture of paper
On the workshop participants take home:
• Handmade artist tools and mediums