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Concertina Sketchbooks with Jessica Parker

23 March @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop aims to show that concertina sketchbooks are wonderful places to explore, play and excite your creativity.

Workshop Description; Concertina Sketchbooks

Artists’ sketchbooks are powerful and inspiring but sometimes intimidating right? This workshop aims to show that sketchbooks are wonderful places to explore, play and excite your creativity. We will have fun filling a concertina sketchbook with exciting ways to manipulate and layer media using ink, collage, paint, chalk and pen. You will be given opportunities to experiment with different ideas, techniques and ways of working but your own personal and artistic style, preferences and approaches will shine through this sketchbook by the end of a the day.

Jessica Parker: Biography

As a contemporary landscape painter my work aims to explore the power of stillness that exists in the connected space where sky and the land meet.
I grew up in Cambridge, UK and the East Anglian Fens and my work is inspired by the wide, open skies and the far reaching landscapes. My current practice draws on this early relationship between land and sky.
After studying 3D Design and a Degree in History of Art I taught Fine Art locally for over fifteen years before leaving to focus full time on my own professional practice.
Returning to my innate understanding of the liminal spaces in the landscape my collections in acrylic and mixed media focus on capturing the sense of consolation in the still spaces around Watlington and the wild landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales and the Scottish Western Isles.
I strongly believe in the power of art to still, calm and console where it can touch the sense of what it is to be a small part of an infinite space.

Information for participants

What will be provided:-

  • Seawhite concertina sketchbook
  • Range of wet and dry media: incl limited colours of acrylics, watercolour, ink, brushes, pens, pencils, glue, collage materials

What participants need to bring:-

  • Apron
  • Wear appropriate studio clothing

What participants may wish to bring:-

  • Own watercolour, gouache, acrylic paint you enjoy working with
  • Own pens, pencils, pastels you enjoy working with
  • Any collage papers, tissue, glues, which you would like to work with


Watlington artsHUB @ Methodist Church
14 Shirburn Street
Watlington, England OX49 5BT United Kingdom


Watlington artsHUB

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