A 2 day workshop 'Painting on Metal' - Approaches to Mural Making with Edward Heath at the Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th April 2016. Home to the permanent collection of enamellist Stefan Knapp, in the heart of Mid Wales.
Edward Heath was Head of Enamelling at Kingston School of Art for many years. He was a principal assistant to Stefan Knapp and worked closely with him on many of the world's largest enamel murals. Edward has exhibited Internationally for many years. He has also worked in the commercial world, running a design company in London. His signature piece the pagoda on the banks of the Thames by the House of Lords, is testament to his skill and place in the world of enamelling.
This two day course, suitable for all abilities will give participants the chance to learn about the process of applying vitreous enamel onto a flat steel plate, ‘scraffito’ – drawing, design and shape-making before the firing process. This process can be repeated continuously to strengthen the initial image or to ‘float’ and create a mirage of shapes and line drawings on top of the existing picture. This is a truly unique form of creativity, where you will have the chance to begin to make a mural completely of your own design.
Cost :£160 to include tea, coffee and lunch, enamels used by the group and test pieces of ground-coated steel. Available from MWA: larger pieces of ground-coated steel (25cm x 25cm) at cost. Participants are advised to bring apron/overall, sketches and designs, small glass/plastic containers to contain wet enamel and any favourite tools you may already have.
To book, please visit the Mid Wales Arts Centre website and download a booking form. http://www.midwalesarts.org.uk/
We are delighted to announce that Jane Short has been awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours for services to the craft of enamelling. Unbeknownst to her, she had been nominated by the Heritage Crafts Association and although somewhat taken aback, she is really pleased that makers are being recognised.
There are only 22 workshop places left so anyone who hasn't already applied shouldn't wait too long. Cloisonne and Landscapes are already full.
Work by Melvyn Jennings will be on display at the "Nature in art" Museum and Art Gallery in Gloucester from November 24th - January 3rd 2016.
It is part of the Mind the gap Exhibition which contains a mix of media including enamels, stone, ceramic, wood and glass, both contempory and from years gone by.
A unique exhibition of inlay and craftsmanship. There is a £5.25 charge for the Museum which houses a collection of works from Picasso to David Sheppard spanning 1500 years in many media and including workshops and talks,
All dedicated to Nature in Art
For more details please click here: http://natureinart.org.uk/