Hi there, if 2020 taught us anything, it was that the world needs art and that making art is good for you!
In 2016 I pioneered Drawing with the Wondering Artist, as an online drawing course launched via skype.
In 2020, the Art Wonderers (as they came to call themselves) became a way of life, as more and more people discovered the joy of making art in their pyjamas.
The Art Wonderers gather, from a multiplicity of spaces around the globe.
Each group of Wonderers uses the grid to get off the grid, to wonder, explore and make stuff together.
The course takes on a life and energy of its own fuelled by the curiosity, input and mutual support of everyone there.
Want to do something creative? Do you have a dream to write a book, start a painting, make a coat, design a garden? Or perhaps you are wanting to think about your life and the world in a new way? Or you are on a creative path but just need to check-in for a bit of extra support now and then?
Everyone is creative: discover what kind of creative person you are: scattershot creativity vs routine? Structured vs organic? Methodical or intuitive? Haptic or visually minded? This will determine how you like to make stuff, and also help you find new ways to develop your own creativity.
Watching and sharing with your fellow Wonderers as you experiment with the ideas presented in the weekly projects, will take you through a kaleidoscope of drawing possibilities. Experiment and discover how to make these your own. Whether it’s the precision of fine drawing in pen, the child-like fun of cut and paste in collage, drawing with paint and colour on paper (yes, that’s still drawing) or the endlessly variable possibilities of drawing apps, you will get a chance to play with them all. While you are finding out about what truly makes you tick, you will also be learning how to make compositions that sing!
I loved the international component. That added the most amazing dimensions—global context encompassing different nations, geographies, climates, time zones and perspectives—so wonderful. To encounter ....... strangers on the other side of the globe; to discover commonalities, respect differences and glimpse particular passions…. Fantastic.
Can’t recommend highly enough – just do it!
Hugh, Cape Town
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RISK ! PLAY ! ENJOY!