Free In-Store Events: Artist Residency & Creative Workshops with Vera Blagev

Artist Residency & Workshops with Vera Blagev

Creative Workshops – Saturday 10.11.18
Introduction to Abstract – 11 to 1 | Creative Screenprinting 4 to 6
Artist Residency 11.11.18 to 12.11.18

Nature inspired, abstract artist Vera Blagev will be joining us for three days in the front of house as she creates a new body of work and hosts two workshops sharing her insight into creating abstract artworks and handmade screenprints.

About Vera Blagev

Vera’s bold and energetic artwork is inspired by the colours and patterns of nature. Celebrating the wonders of the natural world through her artwork, Vera showcases rich colours, intricate details, striking patterns, and dynamic movement in her mixed media artworks.  Using a variety of materials, including acrylic, inks, graphite, pencil, and others, Vera creates artworks that are striking and demand attention.  They are joyful and transport the viewer to a tranquil place in nature – calming, soothing and inspiring.

Having travelled to over 50 countries and lived in Bulgaria, USA and London, Vera Blagev takes her inspiration from the natural world that she has experienced through her travels. Vera focuses on using underused materials, including inks, and transforming them into modern artworks.  She has participated in a number of art fairs, markets and art events over the past few years, including the Wimbledon Art Fair, the Windsor Art Fair, the Harrogate International Art Expo, and others.   She also sells her artworks via her online gallery www.veraveraonthewall.com.

Vera will be working in our front of house Sunday to Monday on a new body of work. Feel free to drop by and see her progress and ask any questions.

Workshops – Saturday 10.11.18

Introduction to Abstract – 11:00 to 13:00

Become an abstract artist and create your very own colourful artwork.

This hands-on class is ideal for those interested in learning the basics of abstract art, and looking to explore their creativity. In this workshop, you will learn four main techniques made popular by renowned abstract artists including Jackson Pollock, Yayoi Kusama, Gerhard Richter, and Mark Rothko. The workshop will give you the knowledge and practical expertise to create your very own abstract artwork.

All materials will be provided and you will go home with your very own fantastic abstract artwork ready to display.  The class is limited to 10 participants to ensure plenty of chances to ask questions.

To sign up please visit Eventbrite or our Facebook page.

Creative Screenprinting – 16:00 to 18:00

Are you looking to explore your creativity? Want to learn a fun and easy way to create colourful artwork. Ever wondered whether you can screenprint artwork that looks modern, elegant and colourful? Become a printing expert artist and create your very own original artwork at this fun and free workshop.

This hands-on class is ideal for those looking to explore their creativity and learn more than just basic screenprinting. This class is not just another introduction! Instead, in this workshop, the boundaries of what screenprinting is and how it can be used to create stunning original art will be stretched. You will learn five main techniques that go beyond basic screenprinting, including monoprinting, linocuts, stamping, reverse printing and creating texture in your prints through a technique used by Andy Warhol. The workshop will give you the knowledge and practical expertise to create your very own original screenprint artwork. Please note that some knowledge of screenprinting is helpful but not necessary for this workshop. Beginners are welcome and will learn the basics of screenprinting as well.

All materials will be provided and you will go home with your very own fantastic original printed artwork ready to display.The class is limited to 10 participants to ensure plenty of chances to ask questions.To sign up please visit Eventbrite or our Facebook page.


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