Sunday, 13 May 2018

The act of creation



Saltaire Arts Trail 2018
There were several opportunities this year to watch artists demonstrating their craft and to explore your own creativity too, with a variety of workshops on offer.

Jake Attree, a renowned Yorkshire figurative artist was offering 'Draw Saltaire' workshops, using pen and ink, graphite or oil pastels. I believe he lives in Saltaire although his studio is in Halifax.

You could also drop in to The Craft House to try weaving or making pom-poms and felt marbles.

It was lovely seeing people sitting around the village sketching.


Don't those colourful oil pastels look inviting...?

4 comments:

  1. People sitting sketching is a sight you often see in Cambridge and when I lived in Grantchester there were often art groups descending on the village and occupying every possible vantage point. Were you enticed into joining their number?

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  2. Now I'm wanting to get out my oil pastels! Soon. Maybe soon. After spring housecleaning?

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  3. Beyond my skills, admittedly. Occasionally I see people in our gallery sketching their takes on the old masters paintings.

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  4. I like coming across artists at work outside. I rarely skip the opportunity to photograph over their shoulders.

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