Close your Eyes and Sing: Expressive Painting

Picasso said, ‘To draw you must close your eyes and sing.’ In this workshop, visitors will be invited to follow Picasso’s advice and paint a tile with their eyes closed while humming or singing their favourite song. This is a great way to overcome the inhibitions of conscious control such as ‘I can’t draw’, or ‘I don’t know what to draw,’ and was used by artists such as The Surrealists to access the unconscious/imagination. Each tile will form part of a collaborative artwork – a path of abstract mark making – that will fill the space, and extend outside. Participants will be able to collect their artwork at the end of the festival.

Sarah Featherstone is a community artist, printmaker and writer. She runs creative classes and workshops for children and adults.

Poddington More is a practicing artist/performance artist based in Newport. He has exhibited widely in Cardiff, Newport and Venice.

W: http://sarahjfeatherstone.com

Disability Access: Yes
Family Friendly: Yes
18+: No