BOBBY BRITNELL
TEXTILE and ART courses offering unique learning opportunities for all
In beautiful South Shropshire an area of outstanding natural beauty
NEWS FROM MOORHALL

Drawing and art is fundamental to many of us whether we are textile artists, sculptors, flower arrangers or whatever our particular artform or professional practise happens to be.

In this newsletter I am featuring 'art' in many guises and forms. We will be looking at courses coming up in water-colour landscapes with Ruth Kirkby and acrylic painting with Alex McIntyre, and finally the work that is currently happening in an on-line drawing course taught by myself. But I would like to begin with news of an art exhibition showing the work by the late Cecily Sash.

Miss Sash as she was known to her school students in in a girl's school in Johannesburg. Born in Delmas, Transvaal, spent the first half of her life in her native South Africa where she become well established both as a teacher and as an artist. In the 1970s, feeling threatened by the apartheid regime in South Africa, Cecily left her homeland and settled in Britain, and spent the rest of her life in the Welsh Marches. Here she continued to work as an artist and exhibited nationally and internationally, as well as teaching adults and children. I was very privileged to be part of her Thursday group.

MAY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Saturday 30th April to Monday 2nd May
Presteigne Assembly Rooms
10.00 to 4.00

This exhibition will be a unique opportunity to see Cecily's fabulous artwork or to even purchase a piece. Some of her drawings, lithographs and pastels from her vast collection of work, will be on sale including books, prints and postcards. See poster below.
BOBBY BRITNELL
Current On-Line Drawing Course
I am now well over half way through my on-line drawing course which has had the students looking at space in drawing, how to create form and we are now moving onto developing ideas from their drawings into cubist style compositions. All work has been carried out in charcoal and pastel and I have been thrilled with the results. In a few weeks time I will show you further work of their cubist drawings but for now here is the work from the first two sessions.

We began by looking at space and drew squares but did different things to the squares such as cutting out holes, making slits, turning over corners, weaving through paper strips and putting the whole composition into space with either a frame or placed on a larger sheet of paper. All this was done with their imagination and some instructions from me.
It is from this last set of images that the students are beginning to transform the drawings into cubist styles compositions and I will be back to show you their work in a following newsletter.

IF YOU THINK YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN THIS COURSE BEING REPEATED, WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THE WORLD, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH BY CLICKING

RUTH KIRKBY
18th May
'Discovering Landscapes in Watercolour'
Ruth has taught a few times at Moor Hall Studio and many of the students are returning students, because they appreciate the gentle manner in which Ruth teaches and get so much from her sessions.

On this course she will focus on landscapes in water-colour and will
begin by depicting them using techniques that are both simple but effective. She will then go on to explore some interesting techniques to build on these initial stages.

Ruth likes to demonstrate the techniques, then provide support whilst participants explore the methods themselves. 

For this workshop bring along any photographs of landscapes that you would like to use as source material. This course will be suitable for the beginner as well as for those with experience.
PLEASE BOOK HERE IF INTERESTED IN THIS COURSE


ALEX McINTYRE
9/10/11 June
'Colour, Presence and Depth'
This will be Alex's first visit to teach at Moor Hall Studio and I am hugely excited at her coming here. Her course is already filling up so please don't miss the boat if you think you are interested in what she is going to do. I certainly am.

IF YOU FANCY DOING THIS 3 DAY COURSE BOOK

This is what she has to say about the course.

"Responding to the Shropshire landscape, this course will encourage you to explore the surface and physical presence of a painting.
You will use acrylic paint, various acrylic mediums, charcoal, pencils, sandpaper and wire wool on artist panels and heavy paper. Through intuitive play, you will be encouraged to use layers of colour, texture, engraved, carved and eroded marks in your painting.
Take creative risks, have fun, reflect and feel your painting and its presence in the world through your body as well as your eyes."

Alex is a practicing transformational coach and undertakes project work in community and participatory settings. She is the foundation tutor at Bedfordshire University.

Don't you just love these atmospheric landscapes?

Working as a professional artist since 2007, Alex paints from a studio in Hertfordshire, UK. She has exhibited in the UK, United States and Romania, with work in commercial and private collections worldwide. She has shown widely in art fairs: self-representing at 14 editions of The Other Art Fair in London and New York, and represented at The Affordable Art Fair and Fresh Art Fair as well as in many galleries. Text Link
IF YOU FANCY DOING THIS 3 DAY COURSE BOOK
That's all for now but I do hope to get some bookings on these two great courses and I will be back next month with the results of my online course.
Look out for news of two newly added on-line courses as well by checking my WEBSITE
Please also look at my WEBSITE for ALL short courses, on-line courses and self-study opportunities.
I look forward to welcoming you to
Moor Hall this year.
Bobby

BOBBY BRITNELL
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bobby@bobbybritnell.co.uk
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