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Drawing Works Programme

Abingdon Studios in partnership with Grundy Art Gallery delivered a series of Drawing sessions made available to people at varying stages in their personal and professional development as artists. After an overwhelming list of applicants, 15 individuals were invited onto the programme ranging from their 20’s-60’s and travelling regionally to Blackpool to take part.

Over four months the venues offered different approaches to drawing for people to experiment and trial new ways of working within their own artistic oeuvre.

Grundy Art Gallery offered participants traditional figurative drawing sessions with life models using various materials in response to the figure.

Abingdon Studios focused on the contemporary experimentation in drawing and or the abstract observational aspect of mark making.

two participants drawings?Mark through window pane?Artist Laura Green?Drawing Works Participants

Drawing Works Programme 2015

6-8pm, 6 July @ Grundy Art Gallery

Taking the Lead: Life Drawing with unusual materials


6-8pm, 20 July @ Abingdon Studios

Walk the line: Exploring mark making


6-8pm, 3 August @ Grundy Art Gallery

Ways of Seeing: Life Drawing from a different perspective


6-8pm, 17 August @ Abingdon Studios

Chance Encounters: Utilising accidents in drawing


6-8pm, 7 September @ Grundy Art Gallery

Lights Up: Exploring contrast and shadow in Life Drawing


6-8pm, 21 September @ Abingdon Studios

Drawing in the Dark: Experimenting with light


For further information, or to book your place contact Hannah Gaunt, Education Officer, Grundy Art Gallery: Hannah.Gaunt@blackpool.gov.uk or 01253 478176.

Please note the Drawing Works Programme is currently fully booked with a waiting list. However people will be offered places subject to any cancellations throughout the programme.