Chichester Cathedral has, like many magnificent buildings, inspired artists and students alike over the years. The course will give you new ways of approaching the subject, using mixed media, collage and colour to respond in situ to the amazing space, light, sound and atmosphere of the building, imbued as it is with a sacred and historical sense of importance. Cathedrals were after all built to inspire awe.
You will work small and fast in the cathedral on the first day, working directly into a concertina sketchbook. By the end of the day you will have filled the book and found a focus for your visual and sensory exploration of the space. Back in the studio on day 2 you will develop larger experimental pieces of work, inspired by, but not limited to, the studies made in your concertina sketchbook. Exercises will be used to encourage the use of memory and writing to trigger new and remembered visual responses.