What’s happening in September

Katie Sollohub – Artist and Teacher

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.

9am – 2pm daily
Contact me to book k.sollohub@ntlworld.com
Cost includes entrance to the gardens



Expressive Drawing

The Victoria Institute, Arundel, BN18 9DG

Mon 18 Sep – Still life, mixed media with Collage
Mon 30 October – Still life, Charcoal and Ink
Fri 17 Nov – Expressive, Gestural Drawing
Fri 8 Dec – Expressive, Gestural Drawing – finding a narrative

Exploring drawing, making marks, changing marks, line, surface, texture, light, scratch and scribble, rub and reveal, explore the full range of rich marks from this versatile approach to drawing.

Suitable for all.10.00am – 4.30pm
Cost £70/day (early bird £65 before 31 Aug)
£130 for 2 sessions
£180 for 3 (dates must be specified)

Email me to book: k.sollohub@ntlworld.com



Creative Journeys Shoreham

The Creative Journey continues….
fortnightly Thursdays 9.30-1pm
from 7th Sep 2017

Huntingdon Hall, Buckingham Road, Shoreham
7 sessions this term, cost £245

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 k.sollohub@ntlworld.com 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.

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