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Experimental illustration, textures and printmaking with Veronica Rowlands

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Veronica Rowlands illustrations, poplar union, exhibitions, illustrations, art, local artists, things to do, free, The Gallery, East London

Join guest artist, Veronica Rowlands in this multi-disciplinary illustration course which explores a diverse range of processes including experimental drawing, printmaking, collage and mark-making.

What to expect

This 8-week course encourages participants to consider different possibilities and points of view when creating their own illustrations. Participants will learn a new skill each week and then will go on to create their own illustration project using the skills and processes learned with the support of Veronica.

A breakdown of each week will be added here nearer the time.

About Veronica Rowlands

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Veronica is an East London based illustration and socially engaged artist. She completed her first degree in Surface Pattern Design from the University of Wales in 2009 with 1st Class Honours, followed by a Master’s Degree in Illustration from Kingston University.

Alongside her personal practice, Veronica has taught art and delivered workshops and outreach projects for a wide range of community groups for the past eight years, she currently works as artist-in-residence at a local school and has delivered a multitude of workshops for people of all ages, and she has recently been awarded a grant by Arts Council England to deliver a socially engaged project and series of illustrations which explore narcissism.

Veronica is extremely passionate about her subject, passing on skills and helping develop the creative thinking and ideas of participants. Her background in textiles and illustration means that she’s highly versatile in her use of process and loves to plan and deliver diverse sessions which cover a multitude of processes.

Veronica takes inspiration from vintage children’s books, her favourites are: Richard Scarry’s Biggest Workbook Ever”, “Babar the Elephant” by Jean De Brunhoff and “The Wonderful Egg” by Dahlov Ipcar, the colour schemes and innocence of the illustrations fill her with joy and escapism from adult life! her favourite Artists are Gustav Klimt and L.S. Lowry.

Testimonials from previous projects

“Each Part of the project involved different skills, the tutor was very experienced in planning and delivery.” – Member of teaching staff at St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre

“Blown away with classes, excellent course.” – Support staff member at St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre

“Thank you, Veronica, for everything you’ve done , I now love art because of you and I really used to hate it!” – Andrew, 9, St Josephs Catholic Primary School

“Thank you, Veronica, for teaching us all that wonderful Art! you are the best art teacher we could hope for.” – Arjan, 9, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Next date: Wed 1 September 6pm-8pm

8 week course £60 / £40 conc. | Drop in £8 / £6 conc.
Age range: 18+

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