This Friday I will be conducting an art class at the historic property Cheshunt, for the Launceston Art Society. The aim of this class is to give people a range of options for creating a painting for Meandering 2010, a major art exhibition that will be held at Country Club Tasmania, in November.
The following text is taken from some of the notes that I will be distributing to the participants.
This property has been owned by the Bowman family since 1873 and offers a wealth of inspiration for artists. In fact there is so much to see and interpret, that you will face some tough decisions as to what you want to “say” with your artwork.
Firstly I suggest a tour of aspects of the property that I feel may grab your attention. During this time I suggest you “open the flood gates” and let the ideas come rolling in!
The following words are a guide that I find useful:
What area would you like to work in?
LANDSCAPE: Panorama, macro, unusual view?
STILL-LIFE: A group of objects, a single object.
COMMENTARY: Global warming, drought,
HISTORICAL: Heritage value, artefacts.
ABSTRACT: Patterns, mark-making, decay, textures.