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Drawing with Katie Sollohub

Back to the Elements – NEW COURSES

Katie Sollohub – “Painting as the Sun Sets in The Drawing Room at Danny House”, gouache on paper 2012

I am continuing my championing of Drawing as a fundamental element of art practice, whatever your discipline. Drawing for All is a new course in Shoreham, begun this Autumn, and still open to new students for the last 2 sessions of this year, and taking bookings for the new term in January 2019 (see info and dates below).

On Friday 7th December I am offering a one-off retreat style workshop, Drawing with Awareness, combining my interest in mindfulness and meditation with the creative process. In this workshop you will be invited to draw with your eyes shut, respond to the breath, draw by touch, and listen to your materials. Engaging in the process rather than the product, you can expect to come away feeling relaxed, awakened, and revitalised in your approach to drawing.

From January 2019 I will be starting a NEW Creative Journeys course in Arundel, along the same lines as the ever popular Shoreham course. Aimed to encourage participants to maintain a regular practice, the Spring term will start by using sketchbooks to record the everyday, making the ordinary extraordinary by simply paying attention. Keeping a Visual Diary can be a great way of developing ideas, letting things emerge through daily drawing. This fortnightly course will be a fantastic start to your creative practice in the New Year!

Finally, in the same spirit of bringing awareness to your practice, I am once again teaching the magical Painting by Candlelight at Rackham Village Hall in February. In this peaceful setting, we start working as the daylight fades, continuing into the dark, working from a still life lit only by candles, ending each evening with home cooked food provided by Emily Ball. A nice Christmas present for or from a loved one maybe? Or if you prefer something in daylight, you can book ahead for my Still Life Painting course at Seawhite Studio in April.

Contact Katie for info and to book any of the courses below

Drawing for All – NEW Drawing Course

Huntingdon Hall, Shoreham by Sea BN43 6WF
2-5pm on alternate Thursdays 10, 24 Jan, 7, 21 Feb, 7, 21 March, 4 April 2019
Cost: £225

Next term I am teaching a new course suitable for all comers. As an introduction to drawing, or a refresher for those with experience, all the sessions are based partly on observation, giving you the skills for improving your ‘eye’. Alongside this, there will be room for experimentation and appreciating that drawings can emerge out of sometimes quite ‘messy’ starting points. This is to help get over the fear of the blank page, the fear that you may ‘go wrong’ – there is no such thing as a wrong drawing: a drawing is a drawing, a line is a line, a mark is a mark.

If you would like a taster session, there are 2 dates this term, on Thursday 29 Nov and 13 Dec, you can drop in for £35. Each one will be a stand alone session, however they are designed to flow from one to the other, to give you a broad base for developing your drawing skills over the term. All materials are provided.

Contact me to book k.sollohub@ntlworld.com

Creative Journeys: Keeping a Visual Diary

The Victoria Institute, Tarrant Street, Arundel
Alternate (ish) Fridays 18 Jan, 1 Feb, 15 Feb, 8 March (instead of 1 March) 15 March
10 – 3pm Cost: £275 (TO BE CONFIRMED)

This course has run successfully in Brighton, then Shoreham, and now I am bringing it to Arundel. Perfect for that New Year feeling, starting as you mean to go on, why not join this course designed to encourage a regular practice.

Starting small, working from the everyday stuff of our lives, you need look no further than what’s in your bag, on your kitchen table, or look out the window for inspiration. Keeping a Visual Diary can be a great way of developing ideas, letting things emerge through daily drawing.

You will be working in sketchbooks for the first term, but not as you know them – working in 2 or 3 different books throughout, in a non-chronological way, you will be given exercises and encouraged to experiment, pouring ink, deconstructing pages, reworking into them, providing an exciting space to work with, and a fascinating record of your creative thought processes. This fortnightly course will be a fantastic start to your creative practice in the New Year!

Contact me to book k.sollohub@ntlworld.com

Drawing with Awareness: Drawing, Mindfulness and Meditation

The Victoria Institute, Tarrant Street, Arundel
10-4.30pm Fri 7 December 2018
Cost: £75

This will be a one day retreat style workshop, combining my interest in mindfulness and meditation with the creative process. In this workshop you will be invited to draw with your eyes shut, respond to the breath, draw by touch, and listen to your materials. Engaging in the process rather than the product, you can expect to come away feeling relaxed, awakened, and revitalised in your approach to drawing.

All materials will be provided (basic drawing materials, pens, pencils, charcoal etc, as well as paper).

Numbers will be kept to a maximum of 8 to ensure space for this kind of work

contact k.sollohub@ntlworld.com to book or phone 07905244623 to discuss

Painting by Candlelight


at Rackham Village Hall
Sat 2 Feb & Sun 3 Feb 2019
2-9 pm each day Cost: £190

This is a magical experience painting in the soft, winter, afternoon light as it fades into dusk and then darkness. The setting is Rackham Village hall with its large windows looking out to the Downs. A sumptuous still life will be set up in the space for you to work from: lit by candles that will glow with light and enliven the shadows as the daylight fades. You will start work in the afternoon working from observation making drawings and paintings on paper and canvas. As you get to know the subject the light starts changing whilst you carry on painting. As you work in the near dark unexpected colours and marks overlap to create new work that is charged with the atmosphere changes in your work to unfold. “When you can’t see what you are doing, you have to simply trust in the process!” Your finished paintings will be done freshly, fast and spontaneously to capture the magic of the moment.
(Each evening there will be a simple supper provided for you, to finish off the day with good food and good company cooked by Emily)

Also – Simply Still Life: A Personal History  – 4 day Painting course at Seawhite Studio – Tues 23 – Fri 26 April 2019
Visit www.emilyballatseawhite.co.uk to book

EXHIBITIONS

Amy Sillman
Landline

28 September 2018 – 6 January 2019
at Camden Arts Centre

“Amongst the most distinctive voices in contemporary painting, Amy Sillman is exhibiting through all the galleries for her first institutional exhibition in the UK. Over the last three decades, she has interrogated the language and practice of painting, re-evaluating its history and extending its reach into emergent mechanical and digital processes. Working in New York, Sillman’s wayward form of abstraction has pushed defiantly at the process-oriented approaches typically associated with the traditions of post-war painting, infusing her work with a modern sensibility, critical self-reflexivity and humour.”

 

CLOSE: DRAWN PORTRAITS

22 November 2018 – 3 February 2019
At the Drawing Room 1-27 Rodney Place
Elephant and Castle, London SE17 1PP

“Revealing close encounters between artists and their subjects over the past 200 years. Remarkable drawn portraits, rarely seen, sit beside those made today, and demonstrate drawing’s enduring ability to bring characters to life”.

 

CECILY BROWN
Where, When, How Often and with Whom

8 Nov 2018 – 10 March 2019 at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

“Life, colour, motion and erotic power pervade the works of Cecily Brown. The British painter (born 1969) is considered as one of the central figures in the resurgence of painting since the turn of the century.
Since the end of the 1990s Brown has lived in New York, the epicentre of Abstract Expressionist American art in the post-war period. Artists like Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston and especially Joan Mitchell, but also her fellow countryman Francis Bacon and far older masters, have played a major role as inspiration.”


* Unfortunately refunds, cancellations or transfer of course places cannot be made less than 14 full working days before a course or workshop starts, so I can offer the space to someone else.

Katie Sollohub is a Sussex based artist interested in documenting and recording the places she lives and works in through drawings, paintings, performance, photography and poetry.
Katie is also an inspirational teacher, using her own experiences and processes to help motivate others. She aims to live life as a Creative Journey, and generously takes others along for the ride.

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