Summer 2021 Creative Learning Workshop programme
I’m Katie McGroarty, I’m 24 and from West Dunbartonshire. I’ve just graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh with a BA Hons in Intermedia where my work was concerned with social politics including social class, belonging and feminism. In the last five years my practice has come full circle from painting and print-making to freehand typography and drawings back to painting. Whichever medium I find myself undertaking, drawing has always been a natural home base for me and continues to be a huge part of my work. I will be teaching Drawing workshops. I am so elated and excited to have this opportunity, drawing can be so meditative and therapeutic practice, something I think many people could benefit from right now. Drawing is a skill in itself as well as a great baseline for other creative pursuits. It’s also a great skill to have because of how transferrable it is- creatively it can provide a great workout for your brain in stressful times and is improving your hand-eye coordination. I’m excited to see people find or rekindle a love for drawing, making and their own creativity.
Lynn Howarth is a Glasgow Artist, who works mainly in pastels, charcoal and chalk – attracted by the tactility of this type of medium. ‘ I love the physicality of connecting with the paper as I blend and push the intensely coloured powdered pigments into the grain of the surface. I find it a deeply satisfying creative experience.’
Russell MacEwan: As an art-music overachiever with Black Sun, lecturer and intense performance artist, Russell MacEwan has developed a powerful body of work that pushes art away from the safe areas of the psyche. Aligned with transgressive figures such as Franko B and Ron Athey, MacEwan’s work challenges the ideas of the body politic as harmonious, whole or heterogeneous. Common to all their work, sexualised themes of mechanisation, violence and primalism are channelled through physical contexts to confront the viewer’s past ideas of the body as mechanism, toward themes of the self as a programmatic function of that mechanism.
A visual art workshop/class in mapping place and measuring time.
Eoghann MacColl was born 1970 in Inverness. He studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, and then completed his Masters in European Fine Art at Winchester School of Art in 1994. Within his work there are constant questions. Where are we? Is it beautiful here? Is this how it is.
This programme is presented as part of Paisley Art Institute’s Scottish Drawing Competition 2021