“I really enjoyed the course today. It was exactly what I needed to free up my creativity. Great teaching and a relaxing environment.”
A wonderful creative day in the studio teaching one of the free-est and experimental of all the courses I offer – mark-making. Students embraced the ‘try-it-and-see’ attitude required for quality creative mark-making and together as a supportive group of students made the day a success.
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“Fantastic! Time flew by, I got completely absorbed in the work and enjoyed the opportunity to experiment and free my mind! [I learnt] how interesting mark-making is and the lengths to which it can be developed. [My course highlight was] layering marks using different media. It was spot on – exactly what was promised in the course description. I experimented and freed my mind.”
“Practical application of loosening up and thinking more broadly about mark-making. [I have learnt] new mark-making to apply to abstract and figurative work. Really useful! ”
“Fun, flow, meditative, learning, non-judgemental. [I have learnt about] simplifying, how to inspire abstract pictures, and new ways materials interact. [My course highlight was] the final picture of the day. I loved it.”
“Really enjoyable – lovely environment to explore techniques. [I have learnt about the] importance of mark-making, layering, and techniques. [My course highlight was] to try multiple exercises. Fully met my expectations and am interested in another course.”
“This was a great chance to get out of the house, get head space, forget the stresses of life and meet some great people. Brian is great, really welcoming and entertaining. I will definitely be back! I have learnt to use new media and stretch myself outside my comfort zone. I have taken skills and elements from other artists to use in my own work. [My course highlight was] getting messy! This has been exactly what I had hoped. A day of learning, expressing and getting inspired. Great day.”
“A very enjoyable and informative day. In creased the range of marks I might use in my work and used Indian ink and twigs for the first time. Learned about using emulsion to take marks back. I enjoyed all of it. Broadened my experience and knowledge of mark-making / abstract work.”
“I really enjoyed the course today. It was exactly what I needed to free up my creativity. Great teaching and a relaxing environment. I have learned a variety of mark-making techniques, and how to be more spontaneous with them. I enjoyed producing a high volume of work over the day! Lots of new ideas and techniques. Ticked all the boxes! Learnt to be more free and expressive.”
“It was very good and took you through things step by step and built on what you learnt. It has given me a lot of inspiration for thinking more about my mark-making and how to abstract my work more. [My course highlight was] all of it! Definitely met my expectations and more!”