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Process & Practice: Positive & Negative Space with Paper Cutting Artist Mark Curtis Hughes – Evening Session

5th August 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Process & Practice: Positive & Negative Space with Paper Cutting Artist Mark Curtis Hughes

Join us on Thursdays in August for an exciting new series of our Process & Practice sessions – this month with paper cutting artist Mark Curtis Hughes!

We are really delighted to be working with Mark on a series which will give us a real insight into his studio practice – and build our own drawing language

Originally from Leicester, Mark’s practice was initially focused on relief printmaking. Papercutting began as a means to build a bridge between his sketches and his woodcuts. The nature of working spontaneously with a scalpel into paper gradually took over until it became the focus of the process. More about Mark and his work here:
markcurtishughes.com @markcurtishughes_art

Session 1: Exploring positive and negative space.

When we make a mark on a piece of paper we are starting a composition. We are preconditioned to view that Mark as positive, and build our image out from that. But what if we flip this norm on its head and explore in intriguing in-between spaces, the background, the void, the negative space. When I create my papercuts I draw (with a scalpel) the negative spaces within my design and I find myself thinking about the space in between and how it should be filled, or not. In this first workshop we will explore mark making within negative space, and how we can use shape and line to string a composition together.

You will need:
White and coloured paper
Ink or watercolour
Ink pen/ pens

Process & Practice  Exploring positive and negative space
Thursday 5 August 
12.30-1.30pm & 6-7pm BST

About out Tutorial Tool Box Sessions: Our Tool Box Thursday classes present a range of drawing themes. Participants are led through a variety of approaches and drawing ideas – all designed to build your technique and artistic language. A great complement to our life drawing and portrait events.
This is a contribution based session- please do make a contribution if you can- this pays for us to run these sessions and keep them going as open access classes available to all!:
Via Paypal:
or transfer in PayPal through our email: info@londondrawing.com
We are running two sessions – Just click on the join Zoom Meeting link below when you would like to join the class- please try and arrive at least 10 minutes before the class starts so we can sort out any issues you might have and settle everyone in.
Evening session
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Meeting ID: 841 0198 4114
Passcode: 248251


5th August 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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