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Art, Design and Crafts

Exploring free form pattern and colour work


Start date: 1st Nov 2021

Time: 18:45 - 21:15

Cost: £74

Day: Monday

Duration: 5 weeks

Tutor: Katharine Ruddock

Course code: AU21061

Playing with pattern, whether repeat or free form, can produce an intrinsically beautiful, non-figurative image.
Here we will be looking specifically at free form hand drawn pattern work. Whether bold or more detailed, turning out a piece of beautiful pattern is very rewarding. Learning to let go, and have the image flow freely is liberating. Within these 5 weeks experimenting and developing pattern work, exploring line, and adding depth with colour (various techniques), we will be looking towards future development possibilities for small and large scale works. You could choose to depict pattern deploying flat/graphic imagery, or perhaps bringing in texture, and creating monochrome or coloured pieces.

By the end of this short course you will have several sketch samples and a finished piece that you could choose to frame at home.

This 5 week course is suitable for both beginners and more advanced students. All materials are

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Katharine Ruddock

Qualifying with a BA Hons from Edinburgh College of Art, and Post Graduate Diploma from The London College of Furniture, my initial working life involved developing design & business skills at an interiors company in London. Later, self employment had me fulfilling creative briefs in illustration, small business logos, and occasional portrait drawing. Concurrently, commissions for domestic interiors grew, and over 23 years I built a successful interior design & decoration business, based largely in London.
More recently, a long held desire to concentrate on my own creative ideas had me return North, progressing my art and sculpture activities. Currently represented at a small gallery in the North East, fulfilling private commissions, and thrilled to be building this new chapter.
I’m excited to be joining Rossett Adult Learning - a really happy piece of life’s creative jigsaw, and a lovely opportunity to share in artistic enthusiasm. So, I can’t wait to meet my students.

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