Reportage artists draw life as it unfolds before them whilst drawing at speed.
Usually they are commissioned with a theme in mind but often are engaged on self initiated projects.
For this workshop we will be reportage artists and look at the local neighbourhood, the people who populate the streets, cafes, and public areas. What are they doing? Are they passing through, meeting friends, shopping, going to work or making repairs to roads?
If this is a new process then do not worry. Working at speed means that caution can be thrown to the wind.
By the end of the workshop a composition based on studies produced on location will be produced. This may be a drawing with watercolour, wash, inks or with your chosen water-based medium. Collage may be used and eavesdropping may also come into play!
In the morning session we will walk around the vicinity, looking for subject matter whilst forming an opinion or theme for the final piece. These will be speedy animated drawings, rapidly sketched at small scale.
In the afternoon a finished piece will be developed in the studio from the morning’s work.
The sketches provide a resource or shorthand and act as a foundation for development of the final artwork.
This workshop will be an enjoyable one, approached with a sense of fun. Sometimes Life really is stranger than fiction. It is there for us all to see right in front of us on the street.
NB/. If booking as a student you will need to show student ID at registration on the day of the course.