Join artist Miroslava Večeřová and learn different techniques to carve, colour and embellish foraged chalk to create a variety of sculptural objects.
You’ll be introduced to different colour palettes, carving tools and techniques, while experimenting with using soft pastels, metallic acrylics and decorative shells and stones.
Along with time to experiment and create, to aid inspiration the first day will include a walk with Miroslava to the holy well spring in Eastbourne where you’ll learn about the ancient site and be encouraged to test out creating in the open air.
The second day will include a tour of Towner’s current exhibitions Unseen and The Living Collection with curator Emily Medd to view the work of David Nash, Dineo Seshee Bopape and Eric Ravilious, all artists working in different ways in the natural environment.
At the end of the second day, colour-fixing spray will be used so your objects can be used as paperweights or bookends, if you would like, or kept as sculptural objects to gift or to keep. Presentation boxes will be provided to take them away.
On both days you’ll have an hour for lunch and short breaks in the morning and afternoon.
About the artist
Miroslava was born in Prague, Czech Republic and is now based in St-Leonards-on-Sea. Through a language often composed of image making, sculpture, film, drawing and performance her latest projects explore interconnections between bodies and minerals while navigating thinking about the future of ecology.
She studied at the Camberwell College of Arts in London and the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Recent exhibitions include Our View is Mineral at Flatland Projects in Bexhill-on-Sea and workshops for Fotograf Gallery, Bexhill College, South London Gallery staff and De La Warr Pavilion.
The walk on the first day to holy well spring is around 35 minutes and will have a flat gradient. The majority of the walk can be done on the promenade by the sea, however please note that the last 10 minutes will be along the shingle. Appropriate footwear is therefore advised.
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