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