Ian Murphy's Art Workshop
3 Day Adult Workshop

Workshop for artists of all abilities
aged 16 and over

Tuesday 11th – Thursday 13th July 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

ONLY £250

Price includes: professional tuition, materials, equipment,
lunch & refreshments each day

A fantastic opportunity for artists of all abilities to work and learn under the guidance of renowned British artist Ian Murphy.

This adult course aims to inspire your creative energy and invigorate your focus and ideas. Ian’s expertise will allow you to gain strategies to work on location and gain an understanding of the mixed media drawing techniques that Ian uses himself.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the course further or wish to book a place, please register your interest.

Ian Murphy Artworks
Ian Murphy Artist & Educator

Ian Murphy Artist & Educator

Ian Murphy’s role as an Artist and Educator has been firmly established internationally over the last 30 years, and his working practice fits within the 2D parameters of drawing, painting and printmaking. His experience crosses all the recognised art awards; GCSE, A Level, International Baccalaureate and National Diploma to name just a few, and from a teachers perspective his artistic philosophy fits perfectly into the marking criteria that is the common denominator of every course.
Ian Murphy’s natural enthusiasm and passion for drawing and painting is evident in his approach, making his work both exciting and extremely accessible, and is the main reason he is very much in demand within the educational arena. The inspiration that Ian Murphy delivers is not only represented within his artwork but also in his presentation skills. He possesses a unique ability to modify his artistic language to cater for all audiences whilst, at the same time, ensuring that all levels of artists understand his concepts and strategies.

Ian Murphy’s Workshop

Focusing on the architectural subject matter, Ian will challenge everyone with new drawing techniques starting with his sketchbook practice and evolving into larger scale pieces.
Key elements that Ian will focus on are Perspective, Mood and Atmosphere, and Surface Texture, with the starting points taken from the architectural images from his many journeys around the world.

Adult Workshop - Inspirational Images

With over 50 inspirational images to work from, even the people who prefer to focus on decorative and tactile qualities will be able to choose something to challenge their practice.

Straight into practical development

Ian Murphy’s workshops are notoriously very fast-paced: designed to get the most out of the days, allowing you to discover, and experience, more of the techniques and ideas that he uses everyday in his studio.

Perspective and Dynamic Movement

Perspective and Dynamic Movement

You will discover Ian Murphy’s strategy behind understanding perspective and how he creates space and depth in his drawings

Sketchbook Developments

Ian Murphy sees the sketchbook as a constant companion, not only to hold his initial sketches but also as a place to start the experimental mark-making development. His sketchbooks are the ‘go to’ reference point for every creative decision Ian Murphy makes, whether it be layout and design, collage, colour or scale.

Sketchbook Developments - Ian Murphy
Sketchbook - Ian Murphy
sketchbook drawing ideas

Development work and Finished Pieces

Working with mixed media and paint during this workshop is very much geared towards creating development studies and finished pieces. In order to challenge and extend everyone, it is very common to produce multiple pieces throughout the sessions, this allows for the important drying time between processes, and encourages an experimental and exciting approach to the combinations of surface texture and colour.

Live Demonstrations

Ian Murphy always likes to do live demonstrations of his creative processes, he feels that this is the best way to communicate to everyone the key elements of his studio practice.
Working alongside with you, he can illustrate immediately the skills and techniques he wants you to embrace.

Live Demonstrations
Ian Murphy Live Demonstrations

Large Scale Drawing and Painting

Pushing the ideas onto a large scale, and introducing painting techniques alongside the mixed media layers is very much part of Ian Murphy’s remit in this workshop.
Ian Murphy will encourage you to personalise the marks, surfaces and approach to the drawing, challenging you to consider such things as expression, gesture, mood and identity.

“I always want the drawing process to be a journey of discovery, and feel that working on a large scale really allows the sense of expression to be prominent.”

Ian Murphy working on a large scale

3-day workshop for artists of all abilities
aged 16 and over

Tuesday 11th – Thursday 13th July 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

St Swithun’s School, Winchester

ONLY £250

Price includes: professional tuition, materials, equipment,
lunch & refreshments each day

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the course further or wish to book a place, please register your interest.

St Swithun's School, Winchester
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Creating Great Sketchbooks

7 ideas I use in my sketchbook drawing when I am on location
I always stress the importance of my sketchbook to my creative practice - it is my constant companion whenever I travel, and it provides me the best solution to record the environment around me. I have always drawn in a sketchbook, its second nature to me, and it is one of the main things that students love to look through during my workshops. The downloadable booklet will give you an insight into the creative strategies I use when I draw in my books and hopefully it will provide you with a substantial aid to share with your students.
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