Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Workshop interview #1: The Bad Art Workshop

As well as steam trains and lots of ace indiepop bands, this year's Indietracks festival will once again feature a wide range of art and craft workshops for all the family! There will be sock theatre, cake decorating, rubberband rockets, yoga, button brooch making and lots, lots more.

Today, we're joined by Rebecca Little and AJ Garrett from the Peg Powler Gallery to find out a bit more about the Bad Art workshop.

Hi, what's the workshop about?

The Bad Art workshop aims to create a relaxed attitude towards drawing, without having to worry whether you can draw or not. This is not your typical art workshop. We are not interested in whether you can draw a straight line or create a photographic drawing of your trainer. We will be broadening people’s perceptions by looking at outsider and controversial art and using materials such as thick black permanent markers we aim to challenge participants already embedded approach to drawing. We will be using a wide range of unique drawing activities; from drawing a portrait of someone who’s not in the room to creating a reproduction of The Mona Lisa in less than a minute. Participants will be awarded with a ‘certificate of bad excellence’ and will be able to take their drawings home.

What are you most looking forward to this year at Indietracks?

Seeing Jeff Lewis again (who we recently exhibited in Spring at our local art centre in Stockton on Tees)

Do you have any festival or camping tips?

We are intrigued by our camp-site that boasts both a jacuzzi and a gym.

Thanks! The Bad Art workshop will take place at 2pm on the Sunday afternoon at Indietracks. To find out more, please visit www.pegpowler.com or http://www.facebook.com/pegpowlergallery

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