An introduction to the traditional art of using metal wire to draw on a prepared surface, where it leaves a trace, similar to graphite pencils used today.  

Although metalpoint drawing dates from antiquity, it was popular with Renaissance artists such as Botticelli, Leonardo and Dürer, but it is making a come-back as a particularly delicate and subtle drawing medium which offers an extraordinarily sensitive and refined finish.  However, the practice is very exacting – forcing a careful and studied approach to artistic expression.  The day will incorporate how to lay various different readily available grounds and techniques with metal wire for a range of outcomes.  This is a little-known process for those who already draw or letter, it is not a how-to-draw workshop.

 

 

Tutor: Josie Brown
Date & Time: Sat 7th Oct, 10am - 4pm,
Venue:  Bingham Studio, New Brewery Arts
REF: SW149-17
PRICE: £80 (£0.00 VAT)

All abilities welcome

What you will need: All materials will be provided, but bring any pieces of silver, copper or gold jewellery / spoons / wire you may have lying around.  Please bring an apron and any references of your choice to copy, letter or draw from.

Accommodation: 
Residential option available. Find out about our accommodation, costs and how to book here.

 

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