Did you know that you can pop in to the studio for a drawing session?;-) We start with good coffee and then focus on drawing still life.
Every week we talk about different aspects important when you learn how to draw (knowing drawing materials, composition, line, tone, focus point, how to measure objects).
Beginners are welcome – please contact me if you are interested and would like to try it;-)
On the way to the studio I went to the local antique shop and found two old frames. I was thinking – let’s see how my little, funny drawings will look in these “grand” frames;-))) I just had to try it;-)
When I was opening the new studio I was planning to use it as my space to work as a freelance illustrator and run art classes & workshops. That was the starting point but very quickly I realised that this place has also a potential to be used in a different way and become a hub for creative events in Lincoln. I have a lot of ideas, so please watch this space;-)
The first step to have more open approach was to invite others to share their knowledge and passion for art and craft and run amazing workshops from my studio.
In March it was Paul from Nyudo Japanese book Binding who run the first workshop for beginners. Everyone crated two notebooks and we had a pleasure to use lovely Chiyogami papers based on kimono designs.
There was a lot of interest in this workshop and we decided to organise another one in May. If you would like to join us, please check details here:
We were busy in the Bailgate Studio with painting on cotton bags. I would like to show you one example of bag made during this workshop. It is a present for three year old who needs a storage bag for his Lego;-)
Hand painted cotton bags make a great present and this is a very practical solution if you need to store your stuff in style and stay eco;-)
We had a very busy evening in the Bailgate Studio! Again, I was totally amazed by the quality of cards which were made during this workshop. We have started with painting our own backgrounds and later these hand painted backgrounds were used for creating bespoke cards. After few hours we had almost 50 cards done!
Please contact me if you would like to attend this type of workshop;-)
I was really impressed after this workshop. As far as I know everyone was a beginner and the results were amazing! Did I mention before that we had a special treat?;-) freshly made sushi by LincSushi – thank you Agnes! Please let me know if you would like to join us for this type of workshop – we plan the next one in February;-)
The big news is that I have a new studio:-) My Bailgate Studio is located within the historic Bailgate, close to the centre of Uphill Cathedral Quarter in Lincoln (UK). Soon I will update a section Bailgate Studio (look in the main menu on the top of the page) with all informations about workshops and art classes I run. If you are in Lincoln and would like to join me for some creative sessions or looking for a place to celebrate birthdays or other special occasions in bespoke style, please send me a message. Please check my FB page for upcoming events: https://www.facebook.com/Bailgate-Studio-138936296803924/ I am more then happy to hear about your ideas for workshops or art classes. Please watch this space, soon I will add more info.
After years of working just digitally I again found a joy of simple hand drawing and now I can’t stop;-)