I handed in my very last assignment for my Fine Art Degree last Friday and I have been feeling rather dislocated since.
I have a great deal of plans and projects to explore now that I am finished, so I was expecting to feel elated. However I just feel a bit, “oh is that it?”
Probably I will find time to celebrate and then it will feel a bit more real. The graduation ceremony is approaching so maybe the cap and gown thing will dispel this feeling.
I began this degree 7 years ago and a lot has happened,the discovery that my elder son has autism and the ensuing battle to get him to Abbey Hill Special School, watching him grow and improve with the staffs amazing educational skills, then the birth of my youngest son, I have discovered new friends and love of music. It is safe to say my life and myself have changed a lot since I began.
Looking back the Fine Art degree has been a massive part of my life.
I’m sure that I will find plenty to do. I am hoping to continue with my art work and links with SoTart and the Exchange, so this isn’t going to disappear without trace. Not to mention an interest in Comic books, tattoos, learning new instruments, creating new art work and music, did I mention being a Radiographer and a family? So not much then.
with Behjat Omer Abdulla
The Exchange, 8 Cheapside, Cultural Quarter, City Centre, Stoke on Trent, ST1 1XRSaturday 9th April/ 1.30pm – 4.30pm
FREE, Booking Essential please see below
This workshop provides a unique opportunity to take part in innovative and inspirational self-portrait drawing session. It is a contemporary take on traditional drawing techniques using a camera as a tool to create self-portrait with ideas and concepts inspired by your own ID card photos.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn observational drawing skills and experiment with a variety of media. They will have the chance to draw their own ID photos that are to be taken on the day and provided at the start of the workshop. The drawing will reproduce the photo but also use imaginative ways to restructure the work. Participants will learn to work with Graphite Powder, on high quality paper, hand made brushes, props, and with a range of drawing materials/techniques to make inspired drawings and gain insight into this specific technique.
This is a unique opportunity to learn how to apply a technique to your subjects – with a guide along the way. In addition you can bring your own drawings in any stage of completion, you can even bring work that you previously thought was finished and you will get a chance to discuss the progress of the work and get advice that will make it really pop out of the page.
All levels of ability are welcome.
Materials are provided but you can bring any additional materials that you wish to use.
To book one of 10 places on this workshop please email firstname.lastname@example.org