FREE // All ages and abilities welcome
Meeting at 450 bus stop (towards Sydenham) on Chevening Road, near Rockmount Road SE19 3PY
Mark Seiltz will be leading a drawing tour based on the idea of Look, Look Again’ / 'Draw, Draw Again'.
Participants are invited to share their personal knowledge and history of the area, and make images as a response to the physical environment, combined with the information they possess. This highlights the fact that we are always bringing something to the table, rather than merely 'recording' information.
Participants will then be invited to look out at the same area again, but going deeper, spending time with eyes closed to extract information from sounds we would otherwise miss. We will then produce a second drawing that expand/ distill the existing ideas, and as a group discuss about the experience at the end.
// ABOUT STONES OF CROYDON
Croydon-based contemporary arts project Turf Projects are running a series of free 'Stones Of Croydon' drawing tours to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Croydon becoming a London Borough. Croydon Council have placed a series of boulders around the Borough, one in each of Croydon’s twenty 1964 original wards to celebrate this anniversary. Keep an eye out for these boulders, as they will provide our meeting point for each tour. All drawing materials will be provided. All ages & abilities welcome.
Turf’s 'Stones Of Croydon' drawing tours have been running since 2013. The workshops encourage students to explore the rudiments of drawing technique – outline, shading, colour – through carefully observing and drawing Croydon. Each workshop is led by different professionals from various fields of art, design and architecture. The workshops are based upon John Ruskin’s principles outlined in his book 'The Stones of Venice' and are intended not for the training of artists, but of people who, by following the class, ‘might see greater beauties than they had hitherto seen in nature and in art, and thereby gain more pleasure in life’.