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Tempting Failure: FREE Walking & Drawing Workshop with Jonathan Polkest

June 2, 2016.11:30 am-5:00 pm

This is a FREE workshop brought to you by Tempting Failure. The workshop is for those aged 11 – 16 with an interest in art or performance. You do not have to be the best artist or performer but just have an interest and desire to join in.

13131058_1540249072944003_3714582020662365031_oThe workshop will encourage you to develop your own sensitivities to the urban environment, creating stories through drawing and performance making.

It commences with a one hour walk of discovery as we become detectives looking for phenomena in the streets and local neighbourhood with which to create a performance drawing before taking time to pause for lunch.*

We will then return to the studio and through the afternoon utilse the memory of your journey through found objects and souvenirs, to create materials to draw or perform with in our unique paper theatre.

You will be able to work as an indivual or in groups and we will document each performance before cutting out the pages from our paper theatre of Walking and Drawing to keep as a memory for future performance.

All materials supplied, bring your favourite notebooks, cameras and comfortable active wear suitable for all weathers. Our workshop leader has a valid DBS certificate. *Please bring your own pack lunch for this workshop.

Jonathan Polkest, makes and designs installations, two-dimensional artworks and objects. His work is often gallery based, sometimes community based or in the public realm as part of a collaboration performance/ritual. He has been commissioned to create artworks and produce scenographic objects and scenic art.

His artwork and practice evolved from painting and scenography via a Performance Making background. He has devised and run several courses at RADA and Goldsmiths College. His drawing continues to form the instigatory element of his practice, embracing diverse ranges of process acquired through related developments, these can include photographic techniques, painting, textiles, paper-cutting and sculptural projects, or design for performance.

This workshop is open to all, should you have any disability or ability concerns or requirements please email in advance: contact@temptingfailure.com with the subject heading “HALFTERM”


June 2, 2016
11:30 am-5:00 pm
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DescARTes Gallery
1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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