Amanda Hislop

Landscape with Amanda Hislop

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Developing Sketchbooks as a Rich Resource                            AH002                 £165

Three day workshop on Thu/Fri/Sat 28/29/30 September 2017 10.00-16.00

A creative workshop working with a free approach to generating ideas through a working sketchbook, exploring abstract ideas and personal themes relating to land and seascapes. Explore mark making to develop exciting sketchbook pages, work with loose marks on paper with drawn lines, resist wash and layered tissue to develop a surface to fragment creating a series of abstract images.  Experiment with layering, painterly blending and contrast to generate abstract ideas in mixed media with the option to include hand stitch to further enhance the surface.

Imagined Seascapes          AH003     £110

2 days  15/16 Feb 2018 10.00-16.00

A 2 day textile and mixed media workshop to explore your own experience, memories and images of the sea, creating abstract compositions which capture the subtle colour and textural qualities of land, sea and sky using a combination of layered papers and fabrics, paint and dyes to create surfaces to work with hand and free machine stitch.Use your own sketches, drawings, paintings and photographs as a starting point for the development of an abstract seascape; take time to explore the colours textures and contrasting surfaces within seascapes through an intuitive and experimental approach.

Taking sketchbooks further… developing personal character and style   AH004   £110

2 days  13/14 Sept 2018   10.00 – 16.00

Take an intuitive approach to developing ideas in response to line colour and texture within organic or man-made forms through exploration in a concertina style sketchbook. Observe closely, looking for line texture and colour, draw to interpret chosen forms, finding the essence and exaggerating characteristics generating abstract ideas for development in personal projects.

Use line to write and record observations in descriptive notes; move on to the use of line to describe form and tone, get to know the subject and where you want to go, be free and explore those empty sketchbook pages…colour, cut tear, the adventure begins.