We have two more art sessions on the 5th and 12th March and then on the 8th and 9th April it's our photography weekend. NB These are our new dates for this workshop.
What a great way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon - even if I do say so myself. The art session today was all about observational drawing. linked to gardening and the allotments. Triss supplied lots of different outdoor/gardening themed objects and asked the participants to set up three still life sets.
The actual drawing session was split into two parts. Participants firstly rotated around the sets spending 10 minutes at each one drawing. I was the time keeper and I'm told the middle ten minutes seemed very short !!!
After everyone had visited the three sets they were invited to choose one and undertake a more in-depth piece of work. Some great pictures were produced and we agreed it felt very relaxing. Of course the afternoon ended with a cup of tea and biscuits.
Our new series of three art workshops start this Sunday 2-4pm at the Station House, followed by sessions on the 5th and 12th of March.
The art sessions are going well and we've started on the research. We're off to Essex Records Office on Friday 10th March to do some background work - there's space for a couple more people to join us, so if you're interested then please get in touch.
We're tentatively starting to think about the layout of the booklet. We'd appreciate anyone with graphics/ IT/ design skills giving some assistance - or how about helping out by proof reading !!