Author: simondipad

Artweeks 2016

Point of Balance 2016 Gallery

Point of Balance, Oxfordshire ArtWeeks, 2016

The title of this show came from one piece where you will see the suggestion of a person as if balanced on one foot leaning backwards, but it is also concerned with other kinds of balance; light, colour, line, shape. The ‘Wave’ pieces explore these idea using the golden ratio or Fibonacci sequence as the motif. These elements are a natural obsession for artists, but on a deeper psychological level balance (harmony?) is what many of us are trying to nurture. It has been both a challenge and a privilege to draw directly from dance recently, to somehow preserve and convey the sense of movement and the sequence of the dance in a ‘still’ painting.

Shadow Puppets

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Teacher Training

Eynsham Primary School – Inset Training

A brief overview of two Inset training sessions delivered by Alice to teaching staff at Eynsham Primary School

 

Session 1

“What good is drawing? What is good drawing?”

A practical and fun exploration of different approaches and mark-making techniques, an opportunity to make an inspirational and useful resource, a challenge to consider what makes a ‘good’ drawing, and a review of how we experience and engage with the process in a learning context.

 


 

Session 2

“Colour. Can you mix it? Yes you can!”

A practical and fun exploration of different approaches to colour theory and colour mixing techniques, an opportunity to make an inspirational and useful resource, a challenge to consider the value in a broad experience and approach.

 


 

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