Workshop: Walking, Looking, Drawing
Whitestone weekend workshop with Carry Akroyd
Participants on this course explore many different approaches to the practise of drawing, and experiment with different techniques. The venue, with its old buildings and the immediate farmland, gives out onto open moorland, all of which provide subjects and challenges to observation and recording.
The large barn studio at Whitestone gives room for both group drawing exercises and personal workspace. Part of the course involves walking in the landscape with materials to draw and experience how drawing expands seeing. These drawings can be a springboard for studio work. There is a small printmaking ingredient in the latter part of the course.
Carry Akroyd is a painter and printmaker for whom drawing in the landscape is the preliminary step in all her work: www.carryakroyd.co.uk
[The workshop took place 11-13 October 2013]