Practical drawing with Julie Brook

To celebrate the end of the first year of Arts of Place, we’re thrilled to welcome leading land artist Julie Brook to a summer residency with us. Brook registers the infinite drama of the four elements and measures time on multiple scales. She has worked over many years in Libya, Namibia, Japan and Scotland, learning from local communities about the materials of the earth.

Julie will be running a free Drawing Workshop on 23 June, 2-5pm. No artistic experience required! This is drawing for writers and readers, a chance to explore form and emphasis in a different medium. We’ll be working with charcoal and swapping the usual A4 paper of our working lives for the expansiveness of A1. Julie will be providing special charcoal and rubbers for those who participate which will be sent to you in the post. There are a couple other things you will have to have to hand, but it will be worth it! Do join the experiment, you’ll be in for a treat of an afternoon.

To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drawing-workshop-with-artist-julie-brook-tickets-158002753489

To ask any questions: artsofplace@contacts.bham.ac.uk 

Materials needed: 

  • Soft pencil 4B/6B
  • Scene painters Charcoal and rubber (provided by Julie and sent to you)
  • A4 sketchbook – an exercise book would be fine. Ideally portrait so it opens up to A3 so not spiral bound
  • A1 thin plywood board and roughly A1 paper with rough texture that is good for charcoal
  • Masking tape or equivalent to fix paper down onto board

Cover image: Firestack. Outer Hebrides, Autumn 2016