Throughout March, Selfridges Exchange Square is hosting a selection of interactive art workshops in partnership with Manchester Creative Art Courses.
Whether you’re a budding artist or looking to brush up on your drawing techniques you can learn new skills, whilst enjoying wine and cheese.
These workshops will be held every Wednesday beginning from 6th March until 27th March from 6 pm–8 pm.
Wednesday 6th March
Discover emotive non-realistic colour, distorted shapes and gestural mark making to express your inner moods and feelings.
Expressionist artists often employed swirling, swaying, and exaggeratedly executed brushstrokes in the depiction of their subjects. These techniques were meant to convey the turgid emotional state of the artist reacting to the anxieties of the modern world.
Discover your own personal colour and expand your mark-making skills while creating personalised self- expressive still life drawings.
Realism to Abstraction
Wednesday 13th March
Travel the journey from Realism to Abstraction and create your own abstract art with inspiration from one of Europe’s most influential artists, Piet Mondrian.
Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead uses shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect.
Learn some of the principles of abstraction to create your own artwork, based on simple ideal forms.
Re-Interpreting Still Life
Wednesday 20th March
This workshop explores how to make drawings that depict our real-life experiences of a 3D world on paper. With inspiration from contemporary living artists, we will explore new ways of making our own inspired, personally creative still life drawings with an imaginative twist.
Experience this in a dynamic class and create drawings that are unusual.
Wednesday 27th March
Free your imagination through exploring the art of drawing in its purest form. You will be encouraged to move beyond realism and representation by trusting your innate imagination, intuition and sense of play.
A variety of exercises will help free your imagination and develop your mark-making skills to enable you to express a new playful and expressive attitude towards making imagery.
This workshop is full of activities to help you improve your drawings making them fresh, inventive and full of self-expression.
Tickets are priced at £10 and are fully redeemable in store on the day.
Selfridges, 1 Exchange Square Central, Corporation St,
Manchester M3 1BD