Eternal Sunshine? – let’s hope for an Indian Summer at least……
Whilst I have indeed been basking in the eternal sunshine of Tuscany, working hard as artist in residence at Borgo Santo Pietro, I hear England has not! So, in the hope that we have a beautiful indian summer, I have two more short courses coming up in the wonderful Sussex Prairie Gardens (see photo left of Andie at the easel last September in the Prairie Gardens). More info below, along with other courses, new and continuing, that all kick off again in September.
My residency in Italy is going very well, if a little too hot at times, and I am hoping to bring home some sunshine inspired work that might find its way into my next solo exhibition at the Stables Gallery, Orleans House, Twickenham from 26th October – 3rd December 2017. Meanwhile my latest show “A Guest in Turner’s House” is still on at the Winchester Discovery Centre City Space until Thursday 7th September, with a closing party on Sun 3rd Sep 1-3pm. Please come along. This will also be a great opportunity to see the “Turner and the Sun” exhibition, on show in the main gallery upstairs until October. My mum says my exhibition is better!
Contact Katie for info and to book any of the courses below:
Mini Retreats at Sussex Prairies
Back by popular demand: Autumn Mini Retreats – booking now at Sussex Prairie Gardens near Henfield
Weds 13 – Fri 15 September
3 day Sketchbook Course £170 (£60/day) Expect to fill a sketchbook or 2, working freely, expressively, in the garden itself, embedded amongst the plants
Weds 27 – Thurs 28 Sep
2 day Painting Course £115 (£60/day)Here you may work outside or in the studio, immerse yourself with all your senses, be inspired by the garden, and paint to your hearts content for 2 days. With some guided exercises to help get you started.
This term is dedicated to working from the sketchbook, onto small scale but substantial paintings – on card, board or canvas. A chance to take a familiar subject, study it, play with the ideas and motifs, and experiment with the outcomes. Painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media, this course is suitable for those who have worked with me before or have relevant experience and plenty of sketchbook material.
The current morning course is almost full, but please email me firstname.lastname@example.org to join the waiting list, with an optional additional class in the afternoons 1.30-5pm
The Drawing Lab
Drawing with Light – fortnightly Fridays at Seawhite Studio, Partridge Green
– starting Fri 29 Sep
Drawing Lab is a new course beginning in September at the Seawhite Studio, with a term of Drawing With Light – shadows, torches, camera obscura, animation….The focus of this years course will be light. There will be four tutors to guide and inspire you: Katie Sollohub, Emily Ball and Betsy Dadd, Lydia CS. Each term will include a series of materials based workshops including simple animation. The lasting effect of this course is to encourage you to think a little differently about your practice, to step out of your known ways of working and see what happens! A new collaboration and exciting venture for all of us. Go directly to the Seawhite website for more info and booking.
Image: William Kentridge
* Unfortunately refunds, cancellations or transfer of course places cannot be made less than 7 full 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.