Author: Alex Jakob-Whitworth

C-Art 2014 is here!

C-Art is here! This year I have been lucky enough to have a piece of work in Rheged’s Pocket Exhibition. The exhibition is on until November 2nd. As well as my studio being open Thursdays through until Sundays 12 ’til 5pm, I will be running a workshop here at Milburn, on Oct 2nd on Experiential Drawing. Cost £40, hours 10-4pm.

Looking VERY far forward…

Funny (serendipitous?) how various strands of one’s creative adventures begin to entwine; the more one explores them, and importantly, exchange ideas with others, the more those ideas plait together… I am hoping that the variety of threads I follow, will begin to tie together in practice. As part of this, we will be holding some exploratory workshops where participants can…

Classes in the Autumn

C-Art approaches, so I’m trying hard to catch up on everything and and planning a series of workshops and classes for the Autumn term. Most popular are the Drawing Horses, either as a class, or as a day long workshop; and the You Can Draw :-), which will introduce drawers to the fundamentals of drawing; and Sparking Creativity, a workshop…

An Unusual Commission

Possibly one of my most unusual commissions… Phone call at 8.45 am: “Alex, are you free this afternoon?” “Possibly?” “A lady has rung from a charity called UserVoice needing an artist for the afternoon at Rheged. She wants someone to record the meeting by sketching it”. “Yes!” “You will?” It sounded fascinating and it was. Despite the slightly stressful journey…

Workshops, Weekends and Classes

STOP Press: Workshops and classes that have places remaining… I am delighted to be taking a workshop again at Greystoke Cycle Café’s in one of their highly popular Quirky Workshops. This workshop is Drawing and Painting the Horse. Tuesday April 2nd. Further details here The last one was very successful, “even” those who hadn’t “picked up a pencil since school”…

Calabash Cat

This week and last week I have been delivering workshops in schools in the Heart of Eden. The focus has been on working with the five to seven year olds, and I have resurrected a lovely little project my friend and I used to do when we worked together.It is using a rather beautiful children’s story byJames Rumford about a…

Posting bubbles

(I dropped my iphone into these bubbles after this photo was taken…) Delightedly taking part in a project with Eden Arts. Artweb – with folks from a variety of secondary Eden schools. Here’s a link to another of mine: http://theartweb.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/office-politics.html?m=1 They have done some absolutely brilliant work, which will be exhibited at the Soup Shop in Penrith in mid-Feb. if…