Our open day on 27th November was a great success, there was fine music from Joe Skivington & Phil Bonser, lots of lively conversation, a café with tasty soup & cakes and much artwork being perused and purchased.
We opened our Studios, the garden was great, the artists keen and we had on the Sunday a performance of voice and music, with Norman Bowler (actor, roles in Softly Softly and Emmerdale) and flautist Ruth Molins giving a rendering of the RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS. Gordon Hill, one time international football referee and educator, has for the last years been experimenting in various media and now is working on wild drawings, faces, and landscapes; Julian Duckham, as always working on tables, shelves, built in and built out, restoration , and so on in his workshop here at Studio 36. Cass Stoddart, turned up here recently to help with anything, with a portfolio of interesting tree drawings and abstract paintings. He’s an Exeter Man, born and bred, educated at Exeter college, he walks on Dartmoor, the South Devon Coast and about town, using his camera to remind him of things to paint, which he says he does on the floor dipping thin bamboo into paint. Veronica Gosling lives and works here on all sorts of things, and enjoys especially hanging things in trees. Deborah Lowe’s stained glass panels are always here, she’s a very old friend of Veronica’s who puts them out at any opportunity: they are so good!
The workshop was taught by the very experienced Penny Somerville who was principal lecturer, teaching visual studies in Architectural Glass, paint, drawing and print at North Wales School of Art and Design. She has since run workshops at home and abroad for both children and adults. She lives and works in Sandford for most of the year, although recently she has been teaching in India.
The approach of this workshop was to encourage participants to enjoy, explore and discover the delights of self expression through drawing. Materials to be supplied by Penny.
Saturday 28th September 10 – 5
Sunday 29th September 10 – 3