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A painting by Mary Feddon depicting a fruit bowl with two pears, an orange, grapes sat between a galss vase with purple flower on the left and an artichoke to the right

The Pleasure of Found Objects

1 - 4pm


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Join us as we transform compositions of ordinary household items into works of art with artist Kate Simms.

This workshop has been designed to encourage you to look at found household items with a fresh eye and build confidence in painting a still life.

This fun beginner friendly workshop will cover the basics of still life composition and design. Using a variety of materials and limiting the colours available, we will be learning to simplify the detail within the objects and composition to create harmonious balance. The aim is to get a new perspective on still life and great tips for bringing inspiration to still life composition.

Within this workshop you can expect to learn how to use mixed media to create a simple still life artwork, how to arrange a still life and develop composition by adding and removing objects and highlighting others. We will explore how to simplify a still life artwork by removing object detail, finding the essence of the still life.

All materials are provided, but you may like to bring your own materials and an easel.

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Portrait of a head in black ink on white background

Artist educator bio - Kate Simms

Kate’s art practice includes creating art, art workshop tutoring, artist mentoring, community projects, talks, exhibiting, exhibition judging and curation.

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

As an artist educator Kate has run national and international workshops at Sotheby’s, the National Portrait Gallery, NHS, Outside In, Graylingwell Heritage Lottery Project, and as part of Wellbeing and Accessibility conferences internationally. She currently runs her own life drawing group.

Kate is also a Pallant House Gallery Community Programme Ambassador. Her art is held in collections worldwide, including Outside In.