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Autumn 2020 Term

If you have any questions about Wysing's courses, please email us at info@wysingartscentre.org.

Please note that bookings close 3 days before the start of the course.

Accessibility: Please get in touch with us to let us know if there is something you need to be able to participate in our courses. Email Ceri Littlechild, Wysing's Head of Operations on ceri.littlechild@
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One Day Workshop  
Friday 11 September
or Saturday 12 September 2020

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Wysing studio artist Caroline Wendling presents an outdoor workshop demonstrating alternative ways of making inks using the natural environment and foraging. You’ll spend part of the workshop learning about natural materials you can use to make inks, how to brew them, and then you’ll spend time drawing with the inks you’ve made. Skills: experimentations, initiative and some chemistry.

Safety notes: Please wear clothing suitable for outdoor weather and sensible footwear. Part of this class will be held in a large, well ventilated room with a maximum of 6 participants. Social distancing will be in place at all times, and separate workstations will be provided for the ink making process. Please do not attend if you have symptoms of coronavirus or think you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus. If you cancel for this reason, your booking fee will be refunded.

Materials: Please bring paper or a large sketchpad, a pen and pencil, a bag to put your foraged items in and a pestle and mortar. Everything else will be provided for you.

Format: Day course 10.00-17.00pm with a break for lunch.

Lunch: For hygiene reasons, please bring your own packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be available so please bring your own cup if you wish to, otherwise we will have disposable paper cups available.

Dates: Friday 11 September
Or Saturday 12 September

Fees: £110 per student

Tutor biography:

Caroline Wendling's work explores ideas of place and belonging. Her daily rural walks from home to studio feed her multidisciplinary practice through works that are fragile and transient, creating prints, objects, walks/performances and experiences. Commissions include Whitechapel Gallery, London, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and Deveron Projects, Huntly were she created White Wood .

Caroline is an experienced PGCE qualified teacher with over 20 years experience as a Further Education and Higher Education lecturer. She currently teaches Foundation to Art and Design Diploma at West Dean College and teaches with University of Cambridge Museums, Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination and Arts and Minds, Cambridge.

Caroline Wendling: Ink-Making and Drawing

One day introductory course
Sunday 13 September
or Sunday 20 September 2020

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In this short introductory course, Wysing’s studio artist Emanuela Cusin will cover an introduction to chemigrams, which is a camera-less photography technique. You will learn about the materials used, the full process and the ways in which contemporary artists have employed this technique.

Safety notes: This class will be held in a large, well ventilated room with a maximum of 6 participants. Social distancing will be in place at all times, and separate workstations will be provided for each person. Please do not attend if you have symptoms of coronavirus or think you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus. If you cancel for this reason, your booking fee will be refunded.

Materials: All materials are provided as part of this workshop.

Format: 4 hour workshop.

Lunch: For hygiene reasons, please bring your own packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be available so please bring your own cup if you wish to, otherwise we will have disposable paper cups available.

Dates: 10.30am–15.30pm Sunday 13 September (includes an hour for breaks)

Or 10.30am-15.30pm Sunday 20 September (includes an hour for breaks)

Fees: £90 per person

Tutor biography:

Emanuela Cusin’s current practice focuses on the concept of uprootedness and themes of movement and inertia, dislocation, destruction, vulnerability and resistance. Her work aims to create space for confrontation and recovery, for herself, the audience and others involved.

In recent years, she has been collaborating with Dr Katharine Karcher from the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham, with whom she is currently working on the notion of in/security in urban spaces and what it means to live in a constant state of alert and vulnerability. Emanuela has also been working with Professor Abir Al Tabbaa from the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, whose research has inspired her time-based work Breaking Point.

Emanuela Cusin: Chemigrams Introduction

Two day weekend workshop
Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October 2020

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Wysing studio artist Florian Roithmayr will teach a two day course on moulding and casting materials.

Moulding and casting are traditional sculptural techniques, but the imprint, the gesture informing moulding and casting can also be found in other art techniques and even in areas not often associated with art making.

This two-day course will explore different processes based on the imprint, of the coming together of different matter and the consequences of their exchange.

Over the course participants will work with basic materials like clay, plaster, concrete, wax and Papier-mâché to develop an experience of the relationship between mould and cast: of form-giving and form-receiving. These materials and processes will be used in speculative, unpredictable ways to allow accidents and chance occurrences, allowing and inviting contaminations, reversals, decay and destruction. The focus will be on making through process rather than through resemblance.

Safety notes: This is an experimental workshop; participants will unlearn traditional mould making techniques. Please wear clothing suitable for messy work. The two days will be held in a large, well ventilated room and, if weather permits, outdoors, with a maximum of 6 participants. Social distancing will be in place at all times, and separate workstations will be provided for each person. Please do not attend if you have symptoms of coronavirus or think you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus. If you cancel for this reason, your booking fee will be refunded.

Materials: All materials provided as part of your course fee.

Format: Weekend workshop 10.00-5.00 pm both days.

Lunch: For hygiene reasons, please bring your own packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be available so please bring your own cup if you wish to, otherwise we will have disposable paper cups available.

Dates: Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October 2020  10.00am-5.00pm.

Fees: £160 per person (concessionary rates available on request).

Tutor biography:

Florian Roithmayr initially trained as a theatre designer with Herbert Scherreiks in Germany before studying in London.

Florian Roithmayr: Moulding and Casting

He is now Associate Professor of Art at the University of Reading.

Florian works with sculpture to generate and trace exchanges between bodies, between bodies and materials, and between materials. The ambition is to register the consequences of one surface or material yielding another through capturing the unexpected gestures that occur in the gap between mould and cast. In this interstitial space, occurrences often remain unforeseeable and unaccountable.

Recent exhibitions include: The Humility of Plaster, HS Projects, London, UK (2019); something infinitely distant and strange, Tenderpixel, London, UK (2018); these here withins, Renata Fabbri Gallery, Milan, IT (2018); The Humility of Plaster, Kettle’s Yard and Museum of Classical Archae-ology, Cambridge, UK (both 2018); ir re par sur, Bloomberg Space, London, UK (2017); with, and, or, without, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (2015/2016).

His book, Aftercast, was published by Tenderbooks, London, UK (2018), designed by Sara De Bondt Studios. A new artist book on waves will be published by Daedalus Studio, Athens, Greece, later this year.