Join The Pencil Room for a series of workshops with local contemporary artists running from 21st - 24th February 2019. Each workshop includes an introduction to the artist's work and a practical workshop based on their area of expertise. For ages 16+.
Thursday 21st February 2.00-4.30pm, Rebecca Norman – Modern Brush Calligraphy, $35
Rebecca Norman of Panoply Studio is a calligraphy artist based in Hastings. Her work ranges from traditional hand-lettered fonts to modern chalkboard design. In this workshop Rebecca will introduce you to the fun technique of brush calligraphy, enabling you to develop your own unique style of brush script.
Thursday 21st February 5.30 – 8.00pm, Grimoire – Pop Culture Graphic Design, $35
Grimoire is an artist from Hawkes Bay who creates lowbrow imagery derived from comics, sci-fi, vintage action figures, horror movies and other aspects of popular culture. His body of work draws on a range of disciplines and includes drawing, digital painting, band posters and tattoo design. Join Grimoire as he introduces you to his design process and takes you through a project to design a black and white t-shirt graphic.
Saturday 23rd February 10.00-12.30, Laura Pearce (BDes, B.Ed) – Contemporary Ceramics, $40 (includes firing)
Laura is a Napier based potter and designer whose hand-thrown work features delicate abstract designs with a focus on modern colour and pattern. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to tangibly experience some of the ceramic artwork from Laura’s collection, before taking part in a practical workshop to make your own ceramic piece. (Clay work will be fired and available to pick up from The Pencil Room at a later date).
Saturday 23rd February 2.00-4.30, Ben Pearce (BFA) – Sculpture, $35
Ben uses wood, metal and found objects to create sculpture that explores concepts of time and memory. Join Ben as he discusses the themes inherent in his work and takes you through a practical workshop to create a sculpture maquette.
Sunday 24th February 10.00 – 12.30pm, Ngaio Blackwood – Contemporary Textile Art, $35
Ngaio Blackwood is a contemporary textile artist from Hawkes Bay. Her work combines watercolour, drawing and stitching on canvas and references the incongruous traditions of embroidery and abstract painting. Join Ngaio as she presents her current work and introduces you to creative embroidery techniques using stitch and paint. Produce your own sample booklet of traditional and experimental stitch based processes.
Sunday 24th February 2.00 – 4.30pm, John Eaden - Landscape Painting, $40 (includes materials)
John Eaden is a local artist who demonstrates a contemporary approach to landscape painting while also referencing European and New Zealand art traditions. In this workshop John will discuss some of his personal favourite paintings and take students through a creative landscape painting project. Materials are provided though you may wish to bring your own preferred brushes/paints.