In-depth cyanotype workshop with Raff
Sunday 26th June // 10:00-15:00 // £45 via Eventbrite

Learn all about the historical contact printing process with Raff

During the morning learn how to prepare the chemicals for printing and the basics of making a Cyanotype print, and in the afternoon experiment with toning, producing, and printing from digital negatives.

 

Participants will be asked to submit 2 digital images prior to the workshop for the digital negatives. All materials provided. There will be a 30 minute lunch break, so feel free to bring along lunch, or there's 51 Degrees North Coffee and Tesco next door.

Raff is a visual artist, passionate and dedicated to the making of historical process based photographs. To learn more about Raff's work head to www.stephenraffphotography.co.uk

Eco-friendly pinhole camera workshop for beginners with George Rayner
Sunday 3rd July 2022 // 10:00-12:30 // £25 via Eventbrite 

An introduction to the analogue photographic process of pinhole photography using eco-friendly and household methods.

George Rayner is an analogue based visual artist, who’s expertise lies in adapting conventional analogue processes to ones more ecologically sound, and reducing any impact his art may have on the environment. His most recent work developed techniques using seaweed and coffee instead of the usual toxic darkroom chemicals. 

Students will be guided through a more ecological adaptation to the conventional analogue photographic process, making and using their very own pinhole cameras. Through this workshop you will be making and then using your own pinhole camera to produce a negative image on photographic paper. To which you can then see in positive using the KODAK Mobile Film Scanner app.

George will guide you through some of the basic physics and history behind the pinhole camera, darkroom techniques, chemistry and etiquette, and how you can easily repeat it for yourself, even on a low budget. Each student will be provided all materials necessary to build a pinhole camera and the photographic paper necessary to make a negative, and each student will come away with at least one unique photo made using their pinhole camera. You can also take your pinhole camera home at the end, to continue your pinhole journey.

North Devon Arts life-drawing
Sunday 8th & Tuesday 17th May // 10-12:30 // £15pp 

A new day-time life-drawing group at Studio KIND. on Sunday and Tuesday mornings, run by North Devon Arts 

Our class welcomes anyone, wherever they are on their artistic journey - we all learn from each other. Bring your own materials and a board to work on, as well as drinks and a mask. You are welcome to work in any medium as long as you can control where it goes, and it doesn't cause dangerous fumes. Social distancing is in place. Initially happening for four weeks before Christmas, but the group intends to continue in the new year.

Please note, this group is only open to people over 18. 

If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Sue at susanbrooklynharris@gmail.com

Social Art Club
Free art workshops // 16-24-year-olds // starting 30th May // Monday evenings // 7-9pm

Nicola Clarke will be leading seven new sessions as a continuation of the Braunton Art Project, offering free art activities to anyone who has struggled with everything that has been happening in the last two years. We are thrilled that these workshops are going to be able to continue thanks to support from Devon County Council and Live Well in Braunton. 

The workshops will be a chance to explore your creativity and meet new people in a safe and comfortable environment. Creative activities can make a positive difference to our general well-being and mental health, lessening anxiety and lifting our mood. 

No matter your background, your experience, or your own personal struggles, our sessions are open to anyone who would like to attend. If you'd like more information about what to expect, and to book a space, please contact Nicola Clarke at nicola50clark@googlemail.com

For more information about the Braunton Art Project visit livewellinbraunton.co.uk/braunton-arts-project

Yoga with Lenka
Tuesday morning // 7:30-8:30am // contact Lenka here

Lenka will be leading a new Tuesday morning yoga class at Studio KIND. on Tuesday mornings, having completed a 200h YTT course in Rishikesh, India, in styles Hatha and Ashatanga.

Lenka says: 'I gave myself a promise to never stop learning and always carry on growing and evolving. I am a big advocate for finding balance, cultivating kindness and compassion and believing that happiness comes from within and only real when shared. I went to my first Yoga class in 2013 out of curiosity and all I remember from the class is how incredible I felt afterwards. I want to help people feel the same way I felt after my first class (and all the classes after) and that’s why I teach Yoga.'

North Devon Life-Drawing group
Second Tuesday of the month // 6:30-9pm // £10 pp // book via lifedrawingnorthdevon@gmail.com

A friendly life-drawing group based at Studio KIND. 

Bring your materials, including a board to work on, a drink and a mask. 

We start the evening with quick poses and end with one long one. You are welcome to work in any medium as long as you can control where it goes, and it doesn't cause dangerous fumes. Social distancing is in place. We look forward to seeing you.

Please note, this group is only open to people over 18. 

Fight Club Drawing Group
Thursday 19th May // 7:30-8:30pm // £10 via Eventbrite

An exciting drawing experience unique to Studio KIND. 

Fight Club Drawing Group is a pop-up opportunity for people who enjoy the challenge of drawing people in movement.

There will be live sparring between Brazilian Jiu Jitsu students from www.yamajiujitsu.com on a timer set to 1 minute. They will then freeze for another minute when the timer goes off, all whilst wearing the traditional Gi. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an exciting, flowing, mostly ground based martial art with the objective of controlling and submitting your partner.

 

Please arrive at 7.30pm to set up in your drawing position. The session will last for one hour from 8pm to 9pm reflecting the intensity of the authentic sparring and the drawing. Bring your materials, including a board to work on, a drink and a mask. Our group welcomes anyone, wherever they are on their artistic journey - we all learn from each other.

Please note, this group is only open to people over 18.

Mark-Making in the Landscape with Frances Gynn RWA
more dates to be announced soon

Join Frances Gynn RWA as she leads you through the Braunton Burrows, once of the largest dune networks in the UK, at the heart of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Beauty. Bringing you closer to nature, this practice has the potential of unleashing spontaneity as well as considered ideas that working within the elements can bring. Frances will demonstrate a few of the ways in which she make marks directly from nature, within her own art practice. In partnership with The Burton at Bideford. 

In 2021 Frances was awarded the Environmental Artist Commission The Burton at Bideford, focusing on the effect of plastic pollution on the flora within this area. 

www.francesgynn.co.uk