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SWLA printmaking courses 2016

Screenprint with Carry Akroyd – Sat 29th Oct
Linocuts with Robert Greenhalf (assisted by Brin Edwards) – Sun 30th Oct
Mono and Relief Prints with Kim Atkinson & Greg Poole – Sun 6th November
Fuller descriptions of the courses to follow.
More details and booking through Darren Rees
tel; 01786 870538.
NB. Courses are open to all.

John Busby seabird drawing course bursaries

We are starting to receive applications for John Busby seabird drawing course bursaries. These will be judged around mid October and the winners announced at the annual Natural Eye exhibition at the Mall galleries.
This years course was as good as ever, it is a great way of getting no nonsense field sketching experience working alongside artists with a diverse range of experience. The ‘ethos’ of the course is very supportive and we encourage sharing of knowledge amongst tutors and ‘students’ from day one.
Some recent posts that give some sense of what to expect.

Seabird Drawing Course

Last week I attended the week long John Busby Seabird Drawing Course in Scotland joining regular artist tutors Darren Woodhead, Greg Poole, Kittie Jones and John Threlfall as a guest tutor. The week was exceptional – absolutely fantastic locations, fine weather almost throughout, great company and some wonderful creative opportunities to be shared with the…

Seabirds in Scotland

Straight after my trip to Turkey, it was off to Scotland for the Seabird Drawing course. Formerly led by the late John Busby, the Seabird Course is now headed by Darren Woodhead, along with Greg Poole, John Threfall and Kitty Jones. This year Bruce Pearson was the invited guest tutor.

Seabird drawing course & Turkey sweetgum project – Greg Poole – Artist / Illustrator based in Bristol, UK

Seabird drawing course & Turkey sweetgum project   Sunday-10-July-2016 Coming down to earth after what has seemed an epic field sketching month… 10 days based in Koycegiz, Western Turkey with Nik Pollard, Esther Tyson and Ben Woodhams. The project a DKM/ SWLA collaboration.


Ben Woodhams SWLA posted about the Turkish Sweetgum Project

The Turkish Sweetgum Project

Earlier in June I was lucky enough to be one of four SWLA (Society of Wildlife Artists) artists invited to take part in an EU funded partnership with Doğa Koruma Merkezi (DKM), a Turkish environmental NGO. Working under the expert stewardship of an administrative team, the four tutors (myself, Nik Pollard, Greg Poole and Esther Tyson)…

Julia Manning exhibiting with PINE FERODA

Julia Manning RE  ASWLA is one of the five members of the wood cut print collaboration called PINE FERODA.
L S V2 medium size
They have 2 exhibitions coming up at
4-28TH MAY
TQ13 9AF
21st May-3rd July
see their film


John Busby’s family have set up a site celebrating John’s life and work.
Here is a link to the new site .


Printmaking courses postscript

A personal account of the monoprint and drypoint one day workshops held at the Mall galleries learning centre on the last days of the 2015 SWLA Natural Eye exhibition.

Bruce Pearson preparing a drypoint plate – photo jon perry

Both courses were a great success I think. In the end we 3 tutors joined forces, this meant that we could share ideas/resources  and have more common ground for  future courses. Continue reading