New Blogsite

As this project draws to an end, so also will this blogsite. I am pleased that I have this comprehensive documentary of my journey over the past 10-months. But fear not, I have started another blog to document what happens from here at: www.nataliedowseart.blogspot.com

Friday, June 13, 2008

Three out of four...

Today I ran a painting workshop at Noel Baker Community School, Derby. Once again some fantastic paintings now published on the Mapping Landscapes blog.


Hope Valley, Derbyshire - painting by Emma Houghton

Work in progress

Work in progress from Philip Howard School, Glossop



Photographs: Liz Colley

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Anthony Gell School, Wirksworth


Painting by Melissa Kenny

It's been a busy week. This Monday (9th June) I visted the Anthony Gell School to deliver their painting workshop. It was a successful day although the weather was a little hot on Monday. You can see the work at www.mappinglandscapes.blogspot.com.

Yesterday three of the four schools came to visit the University of Derby degree shows and my studio. This gave the students a chance to see the many different departments in an Art & Design faculty and to see my work in the flesh.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Philip Howard RC School, Glossop Workshop

Yesterday I delivered the first of four schools' workshops. There were 15 students involved and you can see their work published here: Mapping Landscapes or follow the link above. I felt it was a really successful day and the students have set some very high standards.

The aim was to deliver a one-day painting workshop relating to the Vickers Art Award theme 'Sense of Place', whereby each of the students involved produced a finished artwork ready for exhibition. To fit with the project brief the students were asked to pick a picture postcard from a location in Derbyshire. They were then asked to plot this location on a map to produce a group drawing as well as interpret their chosen image in a way that suited their subject matter through the exploration of the materials. Each student was provided with a box canvas and quality acrylic paints and brushes. All four schools' workshops are kindly sponsored by EDS.

Painting by Luke McDonnell:

Monday, June 2, 2008

One month left...

With one month left on the project I am busily preparing myself for the school workshops (the first one's tomorrow - see link to blogsite above), the preparation of the catalogue and exhibition and the finishing touches to the work etc. Busy busy!