Eco-friendly pinhole camera workshop for beginners with George Rayner
Saturday 12th Feb 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.

Monday Morning Yoga Club
New dates to be confirmed

It’s about starting the week full of intention.  A vinyasa class of flowing asana, meditation and a healthy dose of pranayama. Moving your body with good friends to good music. We get coffee after too if you don’t have to rush off to work. Join us. 

Led by Kathleen Spears

Tuesday morning life-drawing group 
Tuesday 18th Jan - 22nd Feb 2022 // 10:00-12:30 // £60 for the six weeks

A new day-time life-drawing group at Studio KIND. on Tuesday mornings. 

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

Braunton Life-Drawing Club 
Every Tuesday 6:30-9pm // £10 pay on the door

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. 

'From Painting into Drawing' with Antigone Neaum
Wednesday 10:00-12:00 // 19th Jan to 23rd Feb 2022 // £90 for the six-week course

Drawing is a key skill which underpins many creative outcomes and this six-week course will explore ideas and techniques in both drawing and painting. The classes will include structured teaching and room for students to explore their own ideas. Antigone lives in Ilfracombe, having worked as a Contextual Studies and Visual Culture lecturer in Higher Education.

 

This course is now fully booked but Antigone will be repeating the course at Studio KIND. again in March. If you are interested in registering for the course, please contact Antigone at antigonevneaum@gmail.com 

Hester Berry workshop: landscape oil painting
Friday 28th January 2022 // 10:00-14:30 // £45 (£40 for Studio KIND. patrons) via Eventbrite

Students will be guided through the process of making an oil painting, with attention paid to tone, colour-mixing and mark-making. 

Hester Berry's practice is rooted in traditional representation and methods, but she constantly challenges her understanding of painting and explores ways paint can represent effects such as light, time, movement and climate. She uses marks as economically as possible, distilling the image / feeling / moment into what is necessary, so that through objective representation there is enough room for subjective interpretation. 

Having grown up in rural Devon, Hester has always been interested in landscape and the environment. Her traditional university training in Aberystwyth nurtured this interest and also led her to explore life drawing and portraiture. After continuing her studies to complete an MA in Fine Art in Wimbledon, she taught life drawing and painting in Brighton and London. In 2016 she returned to Devon, where she now lives and works.

Fight Club Drawing Group
Thursday 27th January 2022 // 7:30-9pm // £10 (bookable 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