Coming up in MAY/JUNE
MAY EXHIBITION 3 May – 27 May
NOURISHING THE CREATIVE FIRES
Tina Bettison and Jules Wheat show a range of intuitive painting and photographic work, images and creations that have come through nourishing their creative fires and exploring their creative voices. The exhibition culminates in the Southwell/Upton Open Studios weekend on 25-27 May.
25 – 27 May: Open Studios Notts; Southwell and Upton Open Studios weekend
Tina Bettison and Jules Wheat are the artists in residence showing their work and sharing their processes.
10 am to 5pm each day with demonstrations/taster sessions each afternoon
Saturday: Art-based journalling 3pm-5pm
Sunday: Exploring your creative voice 2pm-4pm
Monday: Intuitive Painting 2pm-4pm
11 June: What a DIfference a Shade Makes! Exploring the World of Colour Theory for All Areas of Life. 10.30 to 4.30pm
Do you find colour a bit scary? Do you tend to stick to the same colour combinations or ‘safe’ colours? This practical one-day course is for you if you’re stuck in a rut with colour and you’d like to explore using colour with confidence and how to mix and match things stylishly. We’ve got the amazing Lisa Newport coming to deliver this one. Lisa is a true colour expert – she knows how to mix it up for sure!
Lisa will touch on seasonal colour analysis and you’ll be doing your own colour assessment. Also, it’s great starting point for developing confidence around colour generally, which can then be applied to many aspects of life e.g. make-up, clothing, interior design, gardening etc.
£97 includes lunch, refreshments, all materials and a whole new perspective on the role colour plays in your life. 10 places only
Full details and tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-a-difference-a-shade-makes-exploring-the-world-of-colour-tickets-60626302904
18 June: Exploring Creative Fire: Making an Art-based Journal
10.30am – 4.30pm
Scientists, great thinkers, writers, artists, and others over the centuries have all left their thoughts, wishes, sketches, and inspirations in journals for us to ponder. Known as a ‘commonplace book’, this style of journal is a way to capture the thoughts and words of those who can inspire us to new ideas and a place to record or explore your own thoughts and ideas. More than a scrapbook or a diary, this kind of journal is a place of collection, curation and experimentation. And of course it can be a highly visual art-based project with images, painted backgrounds, textures and keep-sakes as well as words.
In this one day workshop Tina will show you how to play with different ways to create art-ful and art-based journals including painted backgrounds, textures, stamps, collage, quotes, tear-sheets and more.
No experience is necessary. All materials will be provided, although you are welcome to bring along anything you might like to include in your notebook. £75 pp including light lunch and refreshments. Eight places only. To book:
21 June: Leaving a Trace – capturing stories and memories for future generations
10.30am – 4.30pm
Having spent the last year sorting out her parents’ old home while moving her Mum to her new house, so many stories and memories were unearthed. Stories that Tina wanted to capture and save for the future, if only for their historical interest. Her Dad was a collector and keeper of stories and memories – but wouldn’t let go of the stuff they were attached to in case something came in useful for a history exhibition at some point in the future (like his old football boots from the 1950s)!
Do you have stories and memories that you want to capture for yourself or for future generations? In this workshop we’ll be exploring some of those stories and creating a memoir journal as a legacy, through the art of conversation and interview, using objects and photographs as inspiration and journal making as a means of keeping those stories safe.
Ticket price includes lunch and refreshments. Materials will be provided, however feel free to bring along small objects, photographs and a notebook if you have a special one you would like to use. To book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leaving-a-trace-capturing-stories-and-memories-for-future-generations-tickets-59514515518
23 June: Walking in Wonder – seeing beyond the visible
10.30am – 4.30pm
Are you looking for something creative and different? A more contemplative workshop, connecting to nature while exploring writing and photography?
Walking in Wonder is a one day workshop with Tina. The focus will be on really noticing and connecting with the world around us through silent walking, contemplative writing and photography. No experience or special equipment is necessary. Just bring yourself, a notebook and a camera (your smartphone is fine).
Tina has a lifetime of experience connecting to the natural world on her daily dog walks, communing with nature and capturing that connection in words and images (mostly on her iphone), which she shares on her website and blog. For this workshop, Tina will be sharing her experiences and facilitating the group to find that connection for themselves, to capture the feelings and sensations of nature in contemplative photography and writing exercises.
So if you are looking for some creative and contemplative me-time, this will be right up your street! If you are looking for a very technical photography workshop, this is not it.
£75 pp including light lunch and refreshments. Eight places only. To book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/walking-in-wonder-seeing-beyond-the-visible-tickets-59514049123