Autumn Celebration – Making Art with Natural Materials
With Jane Bevan
19 October 2019
10.30 am – 4.30 pm
Cost: £50 – Refreshments provided. Please bring your own lunch. A limited number of concessionary places are available. Please see our Term and Conditions to see if this would apply to you.
About Making Art with Natural Materials
Join Artist Jane Bevan for a relaxed and sociable day of walking, collecting and making art.
We will begin the day with a short stroll round the beautiful woodland at Whistlewood Common collecting fragments of nature to use in our artworks. We will then experiment with a range of techniques including tying, cutting, knotting, twining, plaiting and stitching to assemble small sculptural artworks and 2D collage.
We will be using threads, wire, natural string, grass, reeds and plant stems for a truly organic rustic experience.
Prepare to be surprised and pleased by the range and quality of playful artwork that can be created from found natural materials.
About Jane Bevan
Following a 25 year career curating art exhibitions and working in museums Jane is now a full time artist, making collage, small sculptures and vessels from found, natural materials such as bark, feathers, seeds and thorns collected in English woodlands.
She graduated from the University of Derby in 2011 with a 1st class degree on the Crafts BA course which focuses on sustainability and innovation. Her work won the 2011 Purchase Award. She now exhibits her work in galleries and exhibitions in the UK.
In 2013 her book, ‘Craft From Natural Materials’ was published by Bloomsbury http://www.bloomsbury.com/author/jane-bevan
She runs an extensive programme of workshops/courses for adults and children creating artwork with found, natural materials in galleries, hospitals, schools and venues throughout the UK.