The Haven Artists’ workshop, 16th January 2021 via Zoom
Wow! What a theme, especially taking into account the recent news! It certainly
is a country of extremes at times, yet its art history, while often ground breaking
and rebellious, can be also formal or folk-based. Your own personal response
to AMERICA as our theme can take any route: memories, a favourite American
artist maybe, an emotional response to how you feel about the country….
For me, I am initially drawn to
the abstract expressionists such as
Rothko or Jasper Johns, but I
lived in America as a child and
have very fond memories of such
welcoming and friendly people
so I would also be interested in
expressing these feelings of
warmth in some way.
I hear that some people have
decided to do a painting on what
America means to them, others
on something inspired by an
American movement or an
individual painter. Clare is
maybe going to look at painting
in an Edward Hopper style for
example. Try not to go too small
with your choice of
unless it’s part of your master plan of course!
As we’ll be Zooming again it would be a good idea to already have a
composition planned if possible - if you want to check this with me
beforehand do email it over to me as I’m happy to do this:
There will be a preliminary warm up exercise so please have sketch
paper and a pencil at the ready - looking forward to it!
To reserve your place please email
Rachel is a fully qualified teacher and freelance tutor and works with art groups, schools and one to one sessions, teaching a variety of creative pursuits, such as: painting, drawing, drawing for the terrified, Find Your Creativity, silk painting, multi-media workshops. For more details please either phone or email:
Ealing Open Arts
The Bridge Arts Project, London
The Great Art Expedition, London
Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham
The Maltings Arts Centre, Farnham
The New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
and many local community centres and schools all over Britain!