Saturday 6 April 2019 10.30 > 12.30
invisible – made tangible
For young people to explore and push to its limit, adhesive tape, like sellotape, as an alternative art material.
Aim Enable an appreciation that any material can be used in art to express and explore human emotions and make visible what may be invisible.
Lorrain Mailer (currently doing an MA Fine Art at UCA, Canterbury, assists with the National Saturday Club and is a conservation volunteer at Knole) will, assisted by Jane Cordery, share themes from the exhibition, of double standards and social conditioning in Virginia Woolf’s novels, within the context of the period and her art practice.
With reference to Lygia Clark, Karla Black and the concept of spatial space by the collaborative group Numen.
Materials Sellotape and coloured (green, blue and yellow) sticky tape and scissors, these will all be provided.
After discussion you will collectively or in groups construct in the gallery a response to the space.
Talk 5 min PowerPoint of images to show a range of possibilities and effects that can be achieved with Sellotape.
Estimated time for creating artwork 90 mins (with breaks as required)
Group interaction Ask participants to work their way through the space allowing for traces to attach to the Sellotape as they interact with the installation.
Group discussion What do you think you gained, felt; is there a connection between internal thoughts and outward behavior.
CHALLENGE AND EXPLORE
Thursday 18 April 2019 18.00 > 19.45
Landscapes & the Line
Purpose Drawing, painting and sculpture are often considered to be very different, but many artists today routinely combine these elements in their work. This workshop will demonstrate simple ways in which paint, drawing and ordinary materials can be combined with things that create a line to delineate a feeling or emotion and/or a boundary or territory in both traditional and abstract ways by using inexpensive items.
he workshop is an extension of the exhibition WAVELENGTHS 2 showing at Kaleidoscope in April, which artistically interprets the novels of Virginia Woolf.
Woolf was one of the first writers to align the use of physical landscape with the internal landscape, using metaphors of rooms, objects and the sea to both explore her character’s state of mind and the female societal boundaries of her time.
Lead by Jane Cordery, assisted by Lorrain Mailer, both initiating artists of the exhibition WAVELENGTHS.
Jane has a BA in Fine Art, has exhibited at the R.A. Summer Exhibition
and is an experienced trainer.
What to Bring - a photo of your favourite landscape and/or a small object that has emotional significance for you – this can be simply a stick, stone, pencil, poem, bead, piece of material, photo etc.
Must wear clothes suitable for acrylic paint (which cannot be washed off) – especially for wrist/arm wear.
All materials provided.
Coffee and cake provided but feel free to bring drinks/food.
Workshop Outline Ways of using paint/pens/materials, in combination with colour, to express either a physical or internal landscape will be both explored and experimented.
The workshop will cover:
explanation of the intent of the workshop (5 mins)
warm up exercise to explore materials that can create ‘a line’ to evoke a feeling and a physical space (10 mins)
PowerPoint presentation, the ways in which paint/pens/colour/materials and the line have been used in combination in the history of art to denote emotions/landscape/ boundaries etc. (15 mins)
Participants to undertake controlled and free experiments with paint/pens/canvas cloth/paper/materials/objects to combine colour and lines to express a physical or inner landscape (I hour)
COME AND HAVE FUN!