Sky Arts is launching free ‘Inspired by Hockney’ creative workshops throughout September to help the nation get in touch with its artistic side, following the news that almost half of adults don’t have any art supplies in their home and one in five haven’t picked up a paintbrush other than to decorate.
An army of artists across the country are set to host workshops in a variety of intriguing spaces, from a deserted medieval village to a seaside pier, park bandstand and more. All free to attend, the classes will take place in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff, Bradford, Hastings and Dartmoor and will be suitable for all artistic abilities, with each artist helping participants take inspiration from the colourful world of Hockney himself.
Participants will find their creative side through a variety of mediums, from screen printing and collage to drawing and painting. Sky Arts is hosting the workshops to mark the launch of the Celebrating David Hockney films – available to watch on demand on Sky and NOW.
In Devon, the artist leading the workshops is Anthony Garratt, an experimental painter of landscape and sea. Since moving to Dartmoor with his family, Anthony’s art has been heavily inspired by the areas wild landscape and history. Anthony will host two workshops, in which attendees will be use earth and charcoal to create works inspired by the bleak moorland of Devon.
Attendees are invited to attend the workshops at Hound Tor, Dartmoor on Saturday 23rd September between 1pm – 3pm and Saturday 30th September again between 1pm-3pm. Workshops are free to attend, with all materials provided on the day. Budding artists can book a space by visiting https://skyartscelebratinghockney.eventbrite.co.uk/.
Presenter Gemma Cairney visits Spitalfields City Farm with local artist Jade Connolly to practise her paining as she launches ‘Inspired by Hockney’ workshops from Sky Arts.
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