This summer will see the very first Hornsea Art Festival. Carnival weekend will be followed by a series of workshops and events designed to coincide with Hornsea Art Society’s annual summer exhibition. The workshops are open to all and cater for all levels of ability so whether you’re an established artist or someone looking for a new hobby, this is your big chance to learn some new skills. There are family-friendly activities too and some well-known artists making the trip to Hornsea. One of the highlights promises to be the 4-hour Challenge at Hornsea Mere when Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year Tom Voyce will be re-creating the TV format and anyone can join in the fun as a wild card. As if all that wasn’t enough, on the middle weekend, Hornsea stages its own Open Studios event.
The workshops are as follows:Catherine E Inglis SWA Monday 23rd July Catholic Church Hall 10am – 4pm £25.00 Catherine is a member of the Society of Women Artists winning several awards in their exhibitions in the Mall Galleries London.
Animal Workshop in Soft Pastels – Intermediate Level Jake Attree Tuesday 24th July Hornsea Indoor Bowls Club 12 noon – 5pm £25.00 Jake went to art schools in York and Liverpool, and later attended the Royal Academy Schools to do post-graduate studies. He now has a studio in Dean Clough, Halifax and exhibits regularly both nationally and internationally. Towards Abstraction-Semi-abstract landscape painting in oils – All levels
Rob Wareing Wednesday 25th July Hornsea Indoor Bowls Club 10am – 4pm £25.00 Rob was born and grew up in South Africa. He became a professional portrait painter at the age of 23 and has enjoyed a very successful career spanning over 40 years
Masterclass: A portrait in Oils – All levels Lynne Porter Wednesday 25th July Catholic Church Hall 10am – 4pm £25.00 Lynne’s work is inspired by her surroundings, close to the sea and the lovely countryside
Textiles/mixed media – Some experience Pam Williams Thursday 26th July Catholic Church Hall 10am – 1pm £15.00 Pam is a self-taught watercolour artist who started painting in retirement and now sells her paintings at local exhibitions and also teaches basic techniques in watercolour
Skies in Watercolour – Beginners / Intermediate Andrew Farmer Thursday 26th July Hornsea Indoor Bowls Club 10am – 4pm £27.50 Andrew works primarily in oils tackling subjects from portraits to seascapes
Portrait in Charcoal – All levels Geoff Hewitt Monday 30th July Catholic Church Hall 10am – 4pm £25.00 Geoff lives in Willerby, Hull and is active in regional art groups as a tutor and demonstrator.
Painting Figures in Oils – Some experience Paul Talbot-Greaves Tuesday 31st July Hornsea Indoor Bowls Club 10am – 4pm £25.00 Paul is a professional landscape painter and works in watercolour and acrylic and has done for the past 20 years.
Watercolour Layers – All levels Esther Cawley Monday 30th July Hornsea Town Hall 10am – 4pm Free Esther is a Creative Practitioner/Artist who delivered the 2017 Big Draw workshops for the Ferens, Hull and Beverley Art Gallery. She runs portrait and life drawing courses at Beverley Art Gallery.
Doodle Draw Workshop – All levels Paul Talbot-Greaves Tuesday 31st July Hornsea Indoor Bowls Club 10am – 4pm £25.00 Paul is a professional landscape painter and works in watercolour and acrylic and has done for the past 20 years.
Watercolour Layers – All levels Rachel Crawford Tuesday 31st July Catholic Church Hall 10am – 4pm £25.00 Rachel combines stitch, fabric, paper, paint and crayon to produce a variety of contemporary images based on her surroundings. Rachel has exhibited her work locally and is a member of ‘Prism’ – a national exhibiting group for textile artists.
Shells – an experimental approach to textile art – Some experience Heather Burton Wednesday 1st August Hornsea Indoor Bowls Club 10am – 4pm £25.00 Heather Burton is an award-winning Yorkshire-based artist who specialises in palette knife work. Inspired by the dramatic coastlines and countryside of Yorkshire and Scotland, she applies many layers of acrylics to capture their ever-changing moods and atmosphere.
Palette Knife Painting in Acrylics – All levels Tom Voyce Wednesday 1st August Catholic Church Hall 10am – 4pm £25.00 In 2017 Tom won the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year, impressing the judges with his powerful and distinctive landscapes. His work treads a tightrope between figuration and abstraction and his themes are often centred on places of transit.
The Hornsea Four Hour Challenge – Some experience Fraser Scarfe Thursday 2nd August Hornsea Indoor Bowls Club 10am – 4pm £25.00 Fraser is a professional artist, tutor and author. His work has featured widely in exhibitions in the U.K and America. He is a guest judge for the BBC’s ‘Big Painting Challenge’.
Interactive Acrylic Workshop – All levels Larry Malkin Friday 3rd August From 10:00am £10.00
Spurn Safari – All levels Hornsea Art Festival and Yorkshire Wildlife Trusts have teamed up to provide a unique opportunity for local artists. In the company of Spurn Point artist in residence Larry Malkin, the participants will be shown round England’s most recent island on the “Unimog” transportation. The aim of the day is to help artists develop their sketching skills in pencil and pastel and produce a portfolio of sketches of this atmospheric place. Meet Kilnsea Warren gate at 10am. Parking at Discovery Centre. Return 3pm
Ed Rust Friday 3rd August Hornsea Indoor Bowls Club 1pm – 4pm £20.00 Ed makes figurative wire sculptures which are cast in bronze and sold in galleries throughout the U.K.
Wire Sculpture: A la Giacometti – All levels Wendy Tate Saturday 4th August Hornsea Indoor Bowls Club 10am – 4pm £27.50 In partnership with artist Rob Moore, Wendy now runs her own print-making and painting studios in Scarborough. She has been a practising artist for the past 20 years specialising in a poetic description of the landscape around her in a variety of media including painting, drawing, print-making, video and photography
Collagraph Workshop – All levels Graham Berry Saturday 4th August Catholic Church Hall 10am – 4pm £25.00 Graham turned to watercolour painting some six years ago and has given demonstrations and workshops in the U.K, France, USA and Canada.
Everyday Places, Everyday People – in watercolours – All levels