It has been more about running workshops this month than anything else, beginning with monoprinting, one of my favourite drawing techniques where paper is placed onto an inked surface and the pressure of the pencil or drawing tool lifts the ink onto the paper enhancing the line and picking up little traces of ink to add texture to the drawing.

Next I ran a wax sculpture workshop and had a great group of people with good humour and moments of intense concentration. We were working with a modelling wax from Tiranti, a well known manufacturer and supplier of sculptors’ tools and materials. The wax softens with the heat of the hands making it easier to model with:

I also ran a day workshop at the Wing Gallery in Wadhurst where I was exhibiting as part of the Woven exhibition. The morning was costumed drawing with Francesca Cluney modelling the life drawing dress:

Then an afternoon showing people how to transfer their drawings they made onto fabric and recreate them in stitch:

And a nice mention of me in Kate Rundell’s blog

I managed a couple of little portrait drawings during the life drawing sessions at Draw, charcoal on brown paper.

And to round off the month, a trip to Cornwall where I am looking forward to spending a week of painting and drawing the landscape.


About Shelley Morrow

Since 2011 I have been predominantly a figurative artist with an interest in conveying expression, movement and gesture. I take the drawings I make and explore them through various processes, particularly embroidery, textiles and etchings. I graduated with a BA in Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art in 1990 and currently taking my MA in Fine Art at Brighton University. I also work at Draw in Brighton, running and teaching Life Drawing sessions
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