You will have seen the work of local artist Paul Zawadzki (sometimes known as Artbear), exhibited in local galleries, open studios and online. Paul will be demonstrating and discussing his approaches to working in his own unique way. Come along and be infected by his enthusiasm for new ways of working. With his support and encouragement travel beyond ‘safe’ ways of mark making – using blotting, splashing, dripping etc., and using different materials and tools.
Suggested materials might include the following: acrylic, emulsion/decorators paint, bleach, fabric, knives and scrapers, metallic foils, kitchen foil, spray paint, WD40, hessian, used sandpaper, cork, tiles, sawdust, rollers, tissue, lining paper, kitchen roll, scrim, candles, crayons, drawing inks, pens, pencils, water sprayer, newspaper, glues, found objects and materials, household brushes, scourers, charcoal, pastels, oil sticks, textured wallpaper. . . and anything else you think might have possibilities!
Create surfaces and textures as a foundation for your future artworks. Learn the potential in spontaneous paint handling and turning ‘mistakes’ into positive beginnings. Let your imagination go mad -it’s more about your state of mind and breaking down preconceptions and barriers than pre-planned carefully drafted realism. It is an approach that can be applied to any medium.
You might like to bring an easel and some waterproof covering for your work area!
You will need rubber gloves, an apron and to be wearing old clothes as things will get messy!
When : Tuesday October 30 10.00 -16.00
Where: Mettingham Village Hall
Cost: £25 per person
Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Bring your own lunch
To book your place please email Black Dog Arts [email protected]
For more information and images of Paul and his work, including his role as an electronic music composer, please visit www.artbear.co.uk