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Sensational Still Life [ 7- 11 )


[ Children )

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Learn the basics of still life drawing with illustrator, Diane Dunning, in this fun workshop for ages 7 -11.

On this art adventure, we’ll explore how to develop our observation and still life drawing skills, inspired by the work of Gwen John.

With Diane’s guidance, we’ll use a variety of art materials and try out techniques such as experimenting with lines, shapes, textures, and even making collages. The best part? You’ll get to use all these new skills to create your very own still life masterpiece to proudly take home!

This workshop is perfect for creative minds aged 7 to 11. So bring your imagination and let’s have a fantastic time together.

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What to expect

The workshop will start with an introduction before the group is taken on a tour of the summer exhibition, Gwen John: Art and Life in London and Paris. While looking around, children will be asked about what still life works are and helped to identify objects in the works.

Back in the studio, children will be guided in drawing from the observation of objects in a variety of styles and with different materials. There will be plenty of opportunities for children to experiment and express their creativity.

There will be a break for lunch and the final part of the workshop will be spent looking together at the works created together.


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 - Diane Dunning

Chichester-based illustrator and artist educator Diane Dunning is a graduate from Norwich School of Art with a degree in Graphic Design specialising in Illustration. Diane has a background in Collagraphy, digital/hand drawn illustration and mixed-media design and commercial experience working in digital design, education and art within the community.

Aside from running workshops with Pallant House Gallery Diane has also worked with the Chichester Festival Theatre and Petworth House.