Sunday, 5 February 2017

Sketch, journal & walk St Ives. Support Oxfam local & international with an artist tutorial outdoors in Cornwall.

Artis led workshops in St Ives & Penzance.
I have been keeping sketchbooks for a long time now. From sketching the reconstruction of Berlin to drawing the locals in Oxford, I have recorded my surroundings for more than two decades.


Sketching on St Ives Island Cornwall. All students on our tours are given a good start with a  Seawhites of Brighton Artist sketchbook to keep, purchased from St Ives Oxfam.
Keeping a record of your day, be it a still life sketching at breakfast or a watercolour sketch on a beach in Thailand, it is a good practice to keep up. If you cant afford a decent sketchbook then get inventive.
Paint pages of an old book, charity shops are a good place to start & sometimes you can ask if they can save unsaleable books for you to repurpose. Re use paper or card by painting a ground to work on, keep all envelopes from your post - they have a blank side & an interesting patterned side.
Find a tutorial online on book binding and stitch all your found papers together. 
Reclaimed book from book shop giveaway in Penzance.Painted & stitched together leaving pieces of text showing.

Every Thursday Afternoon in Febuary I am running sketching & journalling tours of St Ives.
Book through etsy here
The Owl in the Art Tree

Reclaimed sketching material, a travelling sketch book journal.
The Owl in the Art Tree
Thursdays in Febuary...
£35 per student for 2.5 hours 
Includes all mixed media materials & the Artists travel sketch book journal from Oxfam.
Support Oxfam & my micro business here in St Ives whilst having a fun art session out & about around the famous Porthmeor artists area.
This area is where the Tate St Ives is currently being expanded, the site of famous Porthmeor studios, the fantastic Penwith Galleries & is on the doorstep of Porthmeor beach with all its superb facilities. 
I can produce vouchers to buy a workshop as a gift.
Valentines gift idea?
NEW THIS YEAR
Penzance walk & sketch tours available - request details & availability...
The Owl in the Art Tree

Making this weekend .........
 New stone & resin rings rings on beautiful copper wire. In store soon.
Pop over top our little etsy shop for workshops & pretty things to buy, even some note books or recycled sterling silver bangles for the men in your life, Father, brother, uncle, partner, husband gifts in store now
The Owl in the Art Tree

Happy weekend & don't forget to put your Valentine gift orders in!

Melissa Gaia & Fudge the cheeky Jack Russell
xxxxx

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