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Drawing towards Peace

Thursday 21st Oct 2021, The Lookout Studio, The Base

Unfortunately this workshop is no longer taking place. Take a look at all the other workshops and classes at The Base here.

As part of the ‘Summer on the Common’ programme this workshop with award winning contemporary artist Robert Fitzmaurice will enable participants to explore their personal feelings about Greenham Common, the peace movement and the forms of protest that took place using various drawing techniques and media.

Drawing can offer an upbeat, positive framework for expressing strong and often contrary opinions in a way that is more considered and less reactionary that speech. The underlying themes are peace and reconciliation.

Ground rules will be shared at the start of the session and will ask for the values of respect and inclusivity to be upheld. Following short introductory exercises to get everyone comfortable with materials and techniques there will be rounds of drawing with various themes as optional prompts (e.g. drawing from memory, drawing from someone else’s perspective, drawing alternative histories).

The session will conclude by people being encouraged to discuss the drawings produced.

Robert Fitzmaurice is an award-winning contemporary artist based in Reading, Berkshire. He has four decades experience of making and exhibiting art. A solo exhibition of his work will open at Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery in November 2021. His 2019 exhibition ‘No Eden’ held at the Control Tower gallery examined the tensions between militarism and the peace movement during the 1980s.

Please note: This session has been rescheduled to Thursday 21 October. The Corn Exchange Box Office will be in touch with customers who booked tickets.

This workshop will take place in person at The Base.

Duration: 10am - 1pm

Materials: Bring along preferred drawing implements, e.g. pencils, crayons, etc. Please only bring ‘dry’ media - no inks or paints. Paper, white tack, flipchart, marker pens will be provided.

This workshop will take place in person at The Base.

Booking closes 24 hours before the course start time. Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any course or workshop if the minimum numbers are not met. If we are not able to run a workshop you will be informed three working days ahead of the course or workshop start date.