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Sunday, 15 September 2013

Exhibitions and Workshops at Weston Park

This may be of interest to LAS Members:

Weston Park, on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border, is running several workshops and free-to-enter exhibitions. Thanks to their curator Chris Madeley for letting us know! The website for the park is www.weston-park.com

The following is from the email sent to us:

Workshops:

Karoline Rerrie Screen Printing Workshop
Saturday 12th October 2013


British illustrator and printmaker Karoline Rerrie will be hosting a Screen Printing Workshop at Weston Park, giving the opportunity to show participants the wonders of screen printing. Students will have the chance to experiment using hand cut stencils to produce a series of multi coloured prints, as well as learn how to mix inks, learn registration techniques and how to clean screens and equipment.

The day will run from 10:30am until 4:30pm. Materials as well as tea and coffee will be provided.

Jo McChesney Woodblock Printing Workshop
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th April 2014

 
Experienced printmaking artist Jo McChesney will be hosting a two day printmaking workshop during April 2014. Jo has a wealth of experience with traditional printing. You will have the opportunity to carve and print your own woodblock, creating your own unique design to take home. No prior knowledge is needed to participate.  Materials will be included, but students can bring their own paper if they wish. Tea & coffee will also be provided.

The session will last from 10:00am until 4:30pm each day and the cost is £90. All materials, including inks will be provided, but participants may bring their own paper if they wish. Tea & coffee will be included throughout the day.

For more information or to book a place on either workshop please call 01952 852130 or email christopher@weston-park.com Please are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Exhibitions:

The Art of George Stubbs
Saturday 29th June – Wednesday 25th Sept

 
The Granary Art Gallery is showcasing three of the finest paintings by great British equestrian artist George Stubbs (1724 - 1806).

Best known for his paintings of horses and conservation pieces, the selected works include Stubb's The Grosvenor Hunt (1762), Mares and Foals (1768) and Lord Pigott of Patshull (1769).  Having studied equine anatomy, Stubbs' paintings demonstrate a realism that eclipsed other equestrian artists of the time.

Recent Paintings and Drawings by Lance Fennell
Saturday 30th August – Sunday 29th September

 
Milton Keynes based artist Lance Fennel is currently exhibiting in the Granary Art Gallery throughout September.  Lance paints scenes such as highways, seascapes, landscapes, office interiors and petrol stations.

Using oil paint as his main medium, Lance paints highly detailed and accurate images which have a superb realist quality.  Another unique factor about Lance's work, is the way in which he incorporates the frame moldings as part of the image, with the intention of  representing areas which may not have normally be included.

Recent Work by Lisa Henderson and Philip Huckin
Saturday 30th August – Sunday 29th September


We welcome two landscape artists to the Granary Art Gallery for a selling exhibition of their recent works throughout October 2013.

Lisa Henderson uses a variety of materials to echo the landscape.  Her paintings, which incorporate collaged recycled and pre-prepared papers, drawings in chalks or graphite, and collagraphs, celebrate pattern and the idiosyncrasies of sight. To achieve patination, she applies techniques often associated with printmaking such as wiping and scratching to achieve the crisp qualities her work possesses.

Philip Huckin will be exhibiting a selection of his highly detailed landscape drawings and paintings, many of which are based on the Welsh countryside.   His attention to colour and clarity are clearly shown in his paintings; the use of light and shadow, along with his ability to illustrate depth with varying tones create uplifting images for any home.

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