Urban drawing workshop in the fascinating Thames Barrier area
Would you like to explore urban space through drawing? Come to a new drawing workshop focussing on the fascinating Thames Barrier area - led by artist Alexandra Blum Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August 2018 10.30am – 4.30pm. South of the river, close to the Thames Barrier everything is in flux. Tidal flows and working industry jostle with the city's skyscrapers poised on the horizon. I've been drawing on the banks of the river for the past year and I'm excited to be leading a drawing workshop based on my visual and spatial discoveries in this dynamic area. During this two-day workshop we'll explore both vast and intimate scales: contrasting panoramic views across the river with close up encounters with the dramatic structure of the Thames Barrier, its relationship to the fluctuating river, foreshore and surrounding industrial and residential buildings, themselves in the throes of demolition and construction. Focussing on movement through time and space, we will explore the interaction between form and void to suggest presence and absence, as well as abandoning static single moments drawn from a fixed perspective to explore compressed space, actual and implied movement and the layering of space and time within an image Suitable for all levels! The workshop will be a mixture of group and individual tuition, so whether you're new to drawing or have spent many years drawing, come along and experience the precarious balance between manmade and natural forces in this ever-changing environment.
What previous participants say:
“A really enjoyable and inspiring day. Alex is an excellent teacher who helped me to see things in an entirely new way. Highly recommended, for artists of all levels: beginners and pros alike"– Chris F
“Just wanted to drop you a quick line to say how much I enjoyed the workshop. Your teaching was really good, and it was a really interesting and rewarding day. I’ll definitely be doing some more! Thanks a lot” – Alex G
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Feel free to email cG9zdCB8IGFsZXhibHVtICEgY28gISB1aw== to ask Alexandra any questions.
Please note: ticket price includes tea and coffee on arrival but excludes drawing materials and lunch. There are cafes nearby, alternatively you are very welcome to bring your own packed lunch. A materials list and meeting point instructions will be emailed to you on receipt of your booking.
I hope you'll join me for this wonderful opportunity to slow down and immerse yourself in urban drawing and the rhythms of the riverside!
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