Tools of the Trade - Art Journaling Workshop
Thursday 13 July, 6-8pm
Join artist Jo Beal for a new art journaling workshop exploring the theme 'tools of the trade'.
What do you, or someone you know, do for work, as a hobby or interest? In this fun and creative workshop, you'll use a range of tools and a focus on negative space to tell this story!
Please bring with you a few objects that you associate or use for your trade, hobby or interest - or those of someone you know. For Jo, the sort of tools she uses are:
- Lots of pens and pencils, pencil sharpener, rubber (for her drawing)
- Needles and threads, knitting needles, scissors, reels of cotton (for her textiles interests)
- Garden trowel and fork, pots (for her gardening). You can just focus on one trade/hobby/interest.
If you have time, have a think about what you might reflect on about your trade, hobby or interests. For example
- What do you enjoy about it?
- What inspired the interest?
- Where does your trade, hobby or interest originate?
- How have the tools changed over the years?
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.
Meet the tutor:
Jo Beal is a Wiltshire based artist inspired by the countryside, people, places and life here in the UK or on travels abroad. In 2015 she purposefully reconnected with her own creative interests, primarily through drawing. She loves to draw from observation and to reflect on and capture my daily life through her 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.
Jo trained at Chelsea School of Art achieving a BA (Hons) Public Art/Art for Architecture.