Sunday, June 16, 2024

Drawing the Jewellery Quarter Workshop

fri26jul11:00 amfri4:00 pmDrawing the Jewellery Quarter Workshop11:00 am - 4:00 pm RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham, B3 1SA Event Organized ByRBSA Gallery

Event Details

Drawing the Jewellery Quarter Workshop with Abbie Severn.
Document the JQ streets in this on-site drawing workshop.
Involving a variety of techniques of mark making and experimental drawing, to capture the streets, using a sensory response layered with the physicality. Creating an intriguing process piece and a final outcome drawing.
Please note: The workshop being on location is weather dependent. If the weather is bad, the tutor will lead a digital walk and draw inside the workshop space.
Age group and abilities to be taught

18 years and above
Suitable for all abilities

Course aims and skills/knowledge to be taught

Learn new expressive drawing and mark making techniques.
How to record a space and its story using sensory elements and drawing.

Course outline for Drawing the Jewellery Quarter Workshop
Morning activity (estimate 11am – 1pm/ 1.20pm)

Introduction to artist and practice.
Quick few warm up challenges in gallery or on site.
Walk out to location (TBC, but in the JQ)
More challenges and practices instructed by Abbie.

Afternoon activity (est.1.40/2pm – 4pm)

Drawing using techniques and challenges learnt in 1st session.
Free roam to handful of streets to create final masterpiece.
3pm – Group critique of work (outside or gallery)

Materials and equipment required by participants

A range of drawing materials including pencils (coloured and uncoloured), pastels (both soft and oil), charcoal sticks or pencils, and inks in a variety of colours
Sharpener or knife

Materials and equipment provided
These materials will be provided and are included in the cost of the workshop, though you may wish to bring your own equipment.

A range of drawing materials including pencils (coloured and uncoloured), pastels (both soft and oil), charcoal sticks or pencils, and inks in a variety of colours

Methods of assessing outcomes

Discussion of workshop with Workshop Tutor and fellow workshop students and completion of evaluation form.

There will be a lot of walking and drawing standing up. You may wish to bring a portable chair with you.

Booking information

To book please visit the RBSA Gallery website and click ‘workshops’ at the top of the page. Alternatively, please call the Gallery on 0121 236 4353 during opening hours Tues-Sat 10.30am – 5pm. Bookings can also be made in person at the Gallery. Payment in full is required at the time of booking to secure a place.
Payments can be made by card online, by card over the phone, and by cash/card at the Gallery.
Places are limited to 10 people per workshop unless stated otherwise. Allocation will take place on a first-come first-served basis.
Please inform the RBSA Gallery when booking of any health conditions or additional needs as some workshops might not be suitable.
A valid student ID must be provided to receive a student discount.

Cancellation Policy

If you, the customer cancels your booked workshop, we are unable to offer you a refund.
Transfers to an alternative workshop may be possible depending on the circumstance and is of the discretion of the RBSA Gallery.
In the event of under-subscription, workshops may be cancelled or re-arranged. We will give you as much notice as possible if this happens and you will be able to transfer to another course or receive a full refund. The RBSA is unable to refund additional expenses, such as travel and accommodation.
If you are booked on a workshop and do not turn up on the day, a refund will not be given.

Continual Professional Development (CPD) and Copyright

We welcome bookings from people attending for Continual Professional Development (CPD). However, our workshops are not designed as CPD. If your employer is paying for the course or you require more details about what you expect from the course, please contact the Gallery in advance before booking.
The workshop content and any information provided (e.g. handouts, guidance notes, etc.) are the intellectual property of the artist delivering the workshop. They should not be used or reproduced without permission from the artist (e.g. copying handouts to use in any classes workshop attendees might deliver themselves afterwards).

Other information

The workshop will take place in the RBSA Gallery, floor 1. The space will be closed to visitors and will only be used by workshop attendees. However, staff and volunteers will need to walk through the space at various points in the day to access the staff office, which is located on the same floor.
Attendees can leave their materials in the workshop space during their breaks but the RBSA will not be responsible for any loss or damages.
Please bring a packed lunch. Alternatively, there are a number of cafés and sandwich shops within walking distance of the Gallery.
Please bring an old shirt or apron to help protect your clothing.
The continuous redevelopment work in the city centre has caused increased traffic, delays, and diversions in and around the City Centre. Therefore, please allow yourself plenty of travel time, plan your route, and check your parking arrangements.
If you are travelling by car, please ensure your car is clean air zone compliant, or charges may occur.

The RBSA Gallery is open on: Tuesday – Saturday. Opening hours are 10.30am – 5.00pm. Plus Sunday (summer months) 11.00am – 4.00pm



July 26, 2024 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


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