Young Roche Artists

Feb 8, 2019

Do you know a young person who is a keen artist? Would they like to develop their understanding of art concepts and practical making skills? Are they between the ages of 13 and 18? Then Young Roche Artists is for them! Each session will have a theme based on exhibitions being shown at the New Art Centre and artworks in the Sculpture Park. During the workshop, created by Roche Court Educational Trust, they’ll develop responses through drawing, collage and 3D making. Young people are also welcome to bring along art projects that they are currently working on and further progress their works, either independently or with support from our art educators. It will also synergise well with Arts Award.

The theme for the first session will be The Strange Peculiarities of Everyday Things. Many artists shine a spotlight on things that we often overlook or take for granted, inviting us to see the world through a different lens. In the Artists House at Roche Court we are currently showing sculpture, collage and drawing by Kenneth Armitage exploring the sculptural potential of trees which he created over a period of 30 years in Richmond Park.

‘The strange peculiarities are well-known – branches of massive girth … or jerky, right-angled twists and turns, as though convulsed by electric shock, and deeply fissured bark textures accentuating like intermittent traffic markings on a motorway … each black tree standing free in space isolated, awesome, still, with limbs in frozen gestures.’ – Kenneth Armitage, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Gallery Nagoya and Gallery Kashara, Osaka, exhibition catalogue, 1978.

The dates, times and themes of our first three meetings are:

  • 21 February, 2-4.30pm | The Strange Peculiarities of Everyday Things (in connection with an exhibition of work by Kenneth Armitage ‘The Richmond Oaks – Sculpture, collage and drawing’)
  • 9 April, 10am-12.30pm | Colour vs Monochrome (in connection with works by Gary Hume)
  • 29 May, 10am-12.30pm | Does Art = Science? (a Salisbury International Arts Festival event)

Sessions are £10 per young person (all materials included). Roche Court Educational Trust have bursaries available for young people who would benefit from attending this group but would otherwise would have been excluded.

For more information, visit the Roche Court Educational Trust website here.

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