NEWS FROM MOOR HALL STUDIO
In my last newsletter I spoke about 'drawing' and how being on the right course, with the right tutor can do you a power of good and build one's confidence and belief in one's self. Here is what some of the students had to say about Amanda Clayton's recent 'drawing' course at Moor Hall Studio.
"Mandy’s is one course I wouldn’t miss. I always come away more confident & more enthused with a head buzzing with ways to move forward."
"What a wonderful 3 days. You are so welcoming to all your students and your studio and the outdoor space are great places to work. My pre-booked lunches were scrumptious. Mandy is an inspirational teacher. She takes her time to show us the new techniques and then gives us time to play but seems to know when we need a helping hand. I have returned home wanting to continue what I have learnt but also wanting to return to Moor Hall for another course.
"The studio and outdoor areas are a really great base for a concentrated few days on art & craft processes and you made us so welcome and easy in your lovely place."
"Mandy's' approach is ideal: she encourages, explains, demonstrates and always has a gentle nudge to offer, as and when needed. The exercises were a treat too, for those of us of a slightly nervous (artistic) disposition and I loved the initial round table discussion on what we can embrace by the term 'drawing'. Also, her use of tools & diverse resources - often long held amongst family and friends - is a real joy, knowing that different hands are making fresh use (and inspiration) out of loved objects. I hope we get chance to visit again".
This amazing course was something unusual for me: completely out of my previous experiences, and very therapeutic, since I had been suffering from depression and anxiety. I returned home ‘bubbling’, restored, renewed, passionate about Art, eager to try new ideas and processes with confidence and a new interest!
Thank you so much, Bobby and Mandy
Mandy showed students, the very many ways that one could draw: with graphite, embossing, using wire, pencils of different grades, using wire, rubbings from wire structures etc, etc. This was delivered in her own particular style, with constant reference to the 'drawing and design elements' that make up a drawing. A fabulous course.
FURTHER ON DOWN IN THIS NEWSLETTER WE WILL BE ASKING YOU WHAT KIND OF COURSE YOU MIGHT LIKE TO SEE DELIVERED BY BOTH MANDY AND MYSELF, EITHER INDIVIDUALLY OR TOGETHER.
Meanwhile here are the results from her workshop