How do you translate a gnarly piece of worm eaten driftwood found on a coastal beach into a series of artworks?
Sat Oct 18th
Sun Oct 19th
$250 non members
Please Contact the gallery to register
*to secure a spot register with a $50 deposit. Payment in full is required two weeks prior to workshop start date (Oct. 3). ALSO please contact the gallery for more information if you are interested in two half-priced spots for students and seniors.
Length of workshop: 2 consecutive days plus one half day after 3-6 months work (date of half day TBA)
Open to visual artists working in any medium and with any technique. Open to beginners and practiced artists.
How do you translate a gnarly piece of worm eaten driftwood found on a coastal beach into a series of artworks? This intensive 2 day workshop is intended to explore the inspirational source material, whether it be plants, rocks, rusty bits of metal, driftwood or modern manufactured objects that feed artists imagination and triggers creativity.
Participants will examine and explore their chosen source material and extract visual and textural information from it utilizing a variety of materials - paint, pastel, graphite, photo etc.
Working with the design process participants will identify form, line, pattern, texture and colour and through experimentation and exploration students will begin to analyze and re-interpret information that will translate into finished works of art.
This workshop offers a lively, practical and hands-on approach to design that will enrich and enhance the artists personal style of work.
The workshop is intended to supplement or kick start a program of work that the student will work on over an agreed period of time - 3 months to 6 months.
The group will re-convene after that period to share each other's journey and progress. Individuals may choose to form cohorts to support each other following the workshop.
Introductions and sharing
Examination of source material
Experimentation and Exploration - 2D Materials
Sharing and debrief
Maquette - 3D representation
Individual design development
Individual Planning for next 3 - 6 months
3- 6 Months Later
Share the journey - artists bring finished works back to the group for peer constructive critique session
Students will be expected to bring their personal art materials to the workshop - sketch pads, pencils, paint etc. Extensive list will be supplied upon acceptance of proposal
Instructor will provide access to comprehensive student quality basic materials from her personal supply - clay, paint, paper, glues, pastels etc at a cost of $20 per student
Instructor Biography - Gale Woodhouse
"Gale is as much at home guiding students as she is working alone in her studio. Her art students describe her as an exciting and inspired teacher and her workshops are packed with creative energy and limitless opportunities for expression and personal artistic development." Cambridge Art Student
-Bachelor of Education - Leicester University UK
-Teaching Certificate - Nene University College, Northampton, UK
-Diploma in Art and Design - Herefordshire College of Art and Design, UK
-Emily Carr Outreach Programs - Design, Printmaking
-25 years as a working studio potter and sculptor
-Coordinator Gibsons and Elphinstone Community School
-25 years as a Teacher of Art and Design
-20 years as a Teacher of Community Based Art Programs
-Leader of Art Based Community Development Initiatives
-Artist in Residence - Whitehouse Arts, Cambridge, UK
-Artist in Residence - Vernon Community Arts Centre
-Program Developer for Joining Hands- Arts Program for individuals with different abilities
-Board Member Arts British Columbia
-Member British Columbia Potter Guild
-Member Arts Council of the North Okanagan
Gale is a working visual artist showing and selling work in individual and group shows in Canada and the United Kingdom. Although clay is her primary medium she has experience in print making, glass, mixed media and fibre. Gale began her artistic life as a painter and was encouraged into the sculpture department because she was mixing too many other materials with the paint.