Life Drawing and Screen Printing with Mary Passmore

Mary Passmore is a Swansea based Artist and full time lecturer at Gower College Swansea. Mary begins the day by running the participants through various drawing exercises to loosen up. These exercises consisted of continuous line drawing and sketching the figure with the paper covered. These activities are designed to get the students confident in…

Appropriation through Film & Animation with Bella Kerr and Tim Stokes

The day begins with a “silent disco” that was hosted in the Foundation dept UWTSD in partnership with the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. This activity was designed to loosen up drawing skills. By putting on headphones that were tuned to a variety of music channels, it encouraged the students to draw what ever came to…

Photography Studio Day with Daf Williams

  This workshop was set up as a self directed day, supported by UWTSD’s Artist in Residence and professional Photographer Daffyd Williams. The students were granted access to the Universities Photography Studio and the use of their specialist equipment. The session begun with a relaxed atmosphere, the radio was on and the students viewed their…

Rose Morgan JPA Studio Residency

The time I spent in the studio space was eye opening. Having somewhere solely to be creative, explore ideas and improve my skills has shown me what it might be like to be a full-time artist. There was endless opportunity of things I could do within the space. I started off by sketching and planning…

Life Drawing and Screen Printing with Mary Passmore

Mary Passmore is a Swansea based Artist and full time lecturer at Gower College Swansea. Mary settles the group down and gets them set up with their eagles correctly positioned. She would like the students to draw the whole figure and emphasises the importance that to get the best results you must stand up to…

Tour of Swansea Art Scene with Lee Williams

  Tour of Swansea based galleries with artist Lee Williams 09/12/17 Joint group tour with Raising the Bar and Portfolio groups   Venues visited: Mission Gallery, Living//Byw Elysium Gallery, Jessica Hoad Rendered Elysium Studios Volcano Theatre, Christmas Art Fair The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea Open 2017, Twentieth Century Artists Series 2 & The Glynn…

Glass with Lisa Burkl

Lisa begun the day with an explanation of the days brief and how the students would be working with the theme Modern Day Icons. The group were split into two teams and were asked to write on a board what they considered to be iconic. After the icebreaker exercise the students had to collage onto…

Film Making with Tim Stokes

The Group began in the gallery space and watched the Doug Ashford projection. Tim explained the correspondence of moving image, sound, and cinematic experience. Tim spoke a bit about the history of image making and how it would take up to a week to develop one photo. Leading to a sense of anticipation and the…

Politics, Manifesto Drawing and Screen Printing – Bella Kerr

Bella begins by introducing herself to the students in the print room at Dynevor. The group then moves into the life drawing room and Bella talks them through artists who use protest. Jeremry Deller’s ‘More Poetry Is Needed’ is used as a local example, as well as the WW1 piece that took place last year…

Winning the Jane Phillips Residency Award – Owain Sparnon

When I first heard of the Jane Phillips award, and the residency in Elysium Studios, I wasn’t sure whether to apply or not. I thoroughly enjoyed my Raising the Bar workshops and learnt a lot of skills during the sessions, but having a studio of my own, for six weeks, was something totally different. What…

Jason and Becky Reprise

Jason and Becky 25th March 2017 All Groups Jason and Becky meet the group on the steps of the Alex building and remain there into the beginning of the Masterclass, it’s Swansea’s first hot day in a long while, so everyone basks in the light while Jason and Becky softly talk about ideas, lives and…

Freshwest Design MasterClass

Freshwest MasterClass 4th March 2017 Simon introduces both himself and Laura to the group of participants. They are all sitting on a bench floating in the space. The usual tables and seats of the Mission’s education space have been pushed to the outskirts, leaving a large floor space. Simon uses one of the computer screens…