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Printed Still Life [ 7+ )


[ Children )

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Get ready to have a messy time as we make our own amazing artwork, just like Gwen John!

We’ll explore how Gwen created beautiful still life art using different lines, dots, marks, patterns, and textures in her work and discover how she created atmosphere in her paintings.

We’ll also get a chance to become artists ourselves and make our very own drawings. Using oil pastels, graphite sticks, and colourful sugar papers, we’ll bring our still life creations to life with artist Charlotte Cranidge.

Get ready to unleash your creativity, just like Gwen John.

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Timetable for the workshop

11.00 – 11.10 Introductions and welcome
11.10 – 11.30 Explore the exhibition, focusing on still life images within the exhibition
11.30 – 12.00 Create multiple drawings of still-life objects, playing with scale. All drawings to be done on the tracing paper
12.00 – 12.30 Create a series of shapes using the card based on still life objects. Use card shapes with oil pastels and graphite sticks to create rubbings on the sugar paper
12.30 – 1.00 Break (TBC)
1.00 – 1.30 Add soft pastels to the sugar paper, blocking out colours and patterns seen in still life objects
1.30 – 2.00 Group conversation and evaluation


Things to note

We advise you to wear comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting a bit dirty.

Please provide a packed lunch and drink for your child. There will be a lunch break during the workshop.

We will be taking photographs during the workshop, if you would prefer your child not to be photographed, just let us know.

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Artist bio - Charlotte Cranidge

Charlotte specialises in creating conversational events, creative practical workshops and participatory projects. Within her work she aims to deliver programmes and events that focus on storytelling, playfulness, inquisitiveness and experimentation – asking participants to engage in multiple processes to create their own works.

Presently she partners with cultural, heritage and clinical settings to develop resources and produce creative outcomes collaboratively with communities. Drawing inspiration from unique collections, exhibitions and artworks, Charlotte creates programmes that present an exciting, alternative way of learning, complementing the formal education system and engaging all ages.

As an artist Charlotte’s practice focuses more on the outcomes that emerge from basic materials, adopting non-conventional treatments of materials and aesthetic potential. However, the roots of her practice lie in painting and printmaking – specialisms she frequently returns too.