To accompany the current exhibition at HOP Projects CT20, artist Alexander James Pollard will run a series of two Sunday workshops that re-examines Steiner’s Anthroposophy techniques by building a body of work that refers to mythic subject matter local to Folkestone & South East England, both historic and contemporary. The techniques encourage painters to generate form without the use of restrictive outlines, allowing access to an intuitive voice through the process of painting. Moving the material of paint around the surface before thinking about what one might be materialising as a preconceived idea.
We believe that painting has the potential to deeply nourish the soul and provide a healthy out-breathing, creating an inner flexibility or contact with intuitive intelligences. It acts as a balance to some of the more cerebral restrictions of some forms of art production now normalised and institutionalised within contemporary art practice and education. Perhaps equally important is the re-positioning of the importance of material-based learning in relation to the inevitable encroachment of technological and digital influences on our environment.
These workshops are free and open to all members of the public (no previous experience required). They are a fantastic and unique opportunity to work with a renowned professional artist to explore and reconnect with the process of image-making guided by intuition.
Places limited, booking essential. To reserve a place, email: firstname.lastname@example.org