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Landscape painting of Rye marshes with a blue river zigzagging through middle vertically and on either side a yellow green landscape and above a blue sky with white clouds. Two boats sail down the river towards the viewer.

Adult Workshop | Rhythm in Landscapes


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Join Kate Simms as she explores how to simplify a landscape into the essence of its rhythms and patterns.

The aim of this workshop is to simplify a landscape into its essence of rhythms and patterns. By looking beyond the detail the creative compositions can be distilled into stronger design statements. By eliminating landscape detail, it can allow the artist to say more.

The participants will learn to observe, understand and develop the compositional structure of landscape. You will look at works by Paul Nash, Eric Ravilious, Gwenda Morgan, Robert Tavener and Eric Slater, all featured in our Sussex Landscape: Chalk, Wood and Water exhibition.

We will be starting with some fun, simple, quick drawing exercises before choosing a landscape image (or several landscape depending on workshop time duration) to develop further. At the end you will come away with simple quick sketches, plus one final simplified landscape.

No drawing or painting experience is required.

Artist educator bio - Kate Simms

My art practice includes creating art, art workshop tutoring (face-to-face and online), artist mentoring, community projects, talks, exhibiting, exhibition judging and curation.

After 10 years in advertising, I then ran the Cass Sculpture Foundation.

As an artist educator I have run national and international workshops: e.g. at Sotheby’s, the National Portrait Gallery, NHS, Outside In, Graylingwell Heritage Lottery Project, and as part of Wellbeing and Accessibility conferences internationally.  Currently I run my own life drawing group.

I am a Pallant House Gallery Community Programme Ambassador. My art is held in collections worldwide, including Outside In.

Sketch of a head in charcoal on white paper