Inspired by Grids

Inspired by Grids

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‘Grids’ are a wonderful inspirational source in art and design. Textile artists also use this as a formula for their work. You just need to think of the array of patchwork quilts and other forms of stitched textiles to see the endless possibilities.

On this course we will be exploring the grid through a series of creative exercises with follow up suggestions of how this can be taken further into resolved works in both art and textiles.

As with all my courses we will reference established and practising artists for further ideas and inspiration.

SESSION 1 ~ Using squared paper to build up ideas.

SESSION 2 ~ Exploring freer approaches with ink, paint and mixed media.

SESSION 3 ~ The wonders of collage and colour.

OUTCOMES: Hopefully by the end of the course students will have a wonderful sketchbook full of inspirational ideas, but in addition they may well develop one or two ideas into fully resolved paintings. Alternatively the possibilities of building up design ideas for printed and stitched textiles will be endless.

REQUIREMENTS for Session 1

  1. 1.  Squared paper no more than ½ cm square. This can be downloaded from your computer from:
    https://www.papersnake.com/squared_paper/squared5x5.pdf
  2. Black felt pen or similar.
  3. 2B Pencil or softer.
  4. Circular templates and/or stencils.

I would love to see images via email of what you are doing and you can also post these onto the Facebook Page that I will set up.

I would also love to receive your comments when you finish the course.

Most of the art materials and fabrics required for this course can be obtained from ART VAN GO who offer a mail order service. Here is their website: www.artvango.co.uk.

PLEASE OBSERVE COPYRIGHT: ~ All images are © Bobby Britnell unless otherwise stated. No image may be photocopied or reproduced without the prior permission of the artist.

Tutor: BOBBY BRITNELL
Course length:3 sessions
Dates:
1:Mon16 Nov 2020
2:Mon30 Nov 2020
3:Mon14 Dec 2020
Cost: £30

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