MINING THE PAST
Many of our favourite artists make use of their own histories, memories and personal stories as source material for their art making (Frida Kahlo, Tracey Emin, George Shaw, Peter Doig, to name but a few…). Memories are a point of connection between individuals as well as a means of ascertaining a sense of self. In fact, one could argue that all art is autobiographical…
In this two-day workshop we begin with an overview and discussion of selected artists and their work before students embark on their own journeys back in time to unlock inspiration for the creation of new works.
Aimed at students with some painting and drawing experience, who are self-motivated and able to work independently, we aim to create a fully resolved art piece by the end of the weekend. There is free choice regards media and method. Your tutor will assist you in fully exploring all possibilities and helping you to refine your decisions, ensuring that the work you make is open and engaging for a wide audience despite its very personal origins.
Notepad/sketchbook for planning and development
Pen and pencil
There is free choice regards media and methods of working.
Students will need to bring along their own surfaces to work upon and a wide range of their chosen media, therefore some forward planning will need to be done. You will also need to access photographs and personal memorabilia to use as inspiration.
NB: BSA has a small shop onsite where you are able to purchase paper and painting boards.