An Introduction to Visible Mending with Molly Rooke
Thursday 25th August 2022 // 18:30-20:30 // £20 via Eventbrite 

Join artist and repair specialist Molly Rooke of Darn Good Studio to learn the basics of darning knitwear. 

Darning is a great skill to learn to keep your knitwear going for longer whilst bringing in beautiful colours and patterns to accentuate the repairs you have done. Visible mending is helping us to be more sustainable and reduce waste! All darning materials included. Samplers will be provided but you can also bring an item of knitwear that you'd like to mend yourself - socks and jumpers are particularly good to work on.

Find out more about Darn Good Studios: www.darngoodstudios.co.uk

Molly will also be exhibiting in 'Unstable Ground' at Studio KIND. in August. Find our more here.

Drawing and Painting Direct from Nature with Frances Gynn RWA
Tuesday 30th August // 9:30am-4:30pm // £50 via Eventbrite

Join Frances Gynn RWA as she leads you through the Braunton Burrows, one 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. Frances has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions including the Royal West of England Academy (RWA), Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize exhibition, Wells Art Contemporary, as well as exhibiting site-specific work in the landscape. One of these exhibitions was ‘Hallsands Revisited’, an exhibition and collaborative performance between Frances and musicians, Kozik and Richards.

Please wear suitable clothing and bring a notebook. Larger paper and materials will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch. In the case of rain, we will work at Studio KIND.

 

For more information about Frances please visit www.francesgynn.co.uk

Hester Berry Masterclass: portrait oil painting
Thursday 20th October // 10:00-14:30 // £45 via Eventbrite (£40 for Studio KIND. patrons)

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. 

Please bring along a photo to work from - this could be of yourself, friend, family, etc. This should be a portrait image, preferably head and shoulders. Each student will have their individual needs met while they work, and all abilities are welcome.

Portfolio Building Art Course with Kim Carlow
Wednesdays // 19th October - 21st December 2022 // 9:30-12:00 // £300 for the 10-week course

Kim Carlow will be leading an 10-week Portfolio Building Course at Studio KIND. this autumn, designed to improve confidence in your work, help you build a portfolio so you can go on to further education and develop your own arts projects, whilst being part of a creative group. The course is ideal if you have an interest in current core practices in art education and wish to improve your focus and explore different ways of working creatively.

 

Kim has years of experience preparing adult learners for Higher Education Arts based degrees, whilst working within a Further Education college. 

 

The sessions will guide you through effective ways of using a sketchbook to support your outcomes, and show how to develop ideas and take inspiration from the world around you.

A touch of art history and a look at contemporary practice will help broaden your knowledge or refresh what you already know.

 

You will be primarily working in 2D with various drawing materials, acrylics, mixed media and collage with a little venture into cardboard 3D construction too! Exploring visual language and appreciating its power to communicate. You may have prior experience and need to bolster your work ahead of an application for degree, or just be keen to get involved for your own pleasure, all levels of ability are welcome on this supportive and friendly course.

 

Materials for sessions are included. You will need to purchase an A3 ring-binder  sketchbook and you may want to purchase basic pencils and paints for home use if you wish to continue with your ideas.

 

You can join a taster session with Kim on Thursday 8th September for £5. To sign on to the course please contact Kim directly on kimcarlow132@gmail.com

Hester Berry Masterclass: landscape oil painting
Thursday 2nd February // 10:00-14:30 // £45 via Eventbrite (£40 for Studio KIND. patrons)

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

Having grown up in rural Devon, Hester Berry 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.

Each student will have their individual needs met while they work, and all abilities are welcome.

North Devon Arts life-drawing
Tuesday 9th August // 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

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
Back in the autumn // 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.