Starting to See with Jo Beal
Saturday 25th February
2:30 – 4:00 pm
Draw what you love! Start off drawing familiar and favourite objects and start to see how much more you notice when you draw them.
Take part in one or more of Jo’s Art Journaling workshops where the focus will be on drawing, enjoying drawing, developing observation skills and using drawing to creatively reflect on and capture your life and the world about you.
All are welcome, any age, any ability.
Do people need to bring anything? Wear anything in particular?
Any pens and coloured pencils they have, i.e. fine liner pens, felt tips, biros; and a sketchbook/notebook preferably A4 in size, but not necessary as all materials will be supplied otherwise, but if you wish to use your own sketchbook/notebook and pens that are special to you then they are welcome to bring.
Tea, herbal tea, coffee, water, and squash will be available.
Kingshill House Creative Centre is fully accessible with a lift, ground floor rooms, and accessible toilets. If you have any access requirements please notify the team when booking.
How to find us
Opposite Lidl, near the Dursley fire station off Kingshill Lane.
About your tutor:
Jo Beal is a Wiltshire based artist working from her loft studio and being inspired by the countryside, people, places and life in the UK or on travels abroad. In 2015, Jo purposefully reconnected with her own creative interests, primarily through drawing. She loves to draw from observation and to reflect on and capture her daily life through Drawing Diaries.
Jo runs workshops in a range of settings, and online, supporting others to draw through building confidence, teaching new skills and techniques and encouraging a personal exploration and enjoyment of drawing. In contrast, she makes carefully observed botanical studies, seeking to capture and emphasise colour, texture and shape.
Trained at Chelsea School of Art achieving a BA (Hons) Public Art/Art for Architecture she has since worked on an array of arts projects, from starting out as a volunteer on a community sculpture project in Cumbria to working as an Artist and Project Manager with renowned outdoor arts organisation, Kinetika. She has also worked as a freelance Arts Manager for over 20 years, working in community arts, latterly producing large scale outdoor arts festivals and walking festivals.