ArtHouse Jersey is pleased to announce the first in a series
of online drawing workshops for islanders to enjoy at home. ‘Drawing Portraits
with Jason Butler’ will take place at 7pm on Friday 22nd May 2020 on the video
communications platform Zoom and will focus on the art of drawing portraits
Tutor for the night, internationally renowned artist Jason
Butler, has been temporarily lured out of teaching retirement by ArtHouse
Jersey for this unique, one-off workshop. In recent years Jason’s primary focus
has been on producing abstract paintings, but he does still accept portrait
Day-to-day creativity proved such an important feature of
many people’s lives during the recent period of isolation. Thanks to feedback
received from participants of the highly successful Nineteen Day Drawing
Challenge: Isolation Creation Jersey, ArtHouse Jersey learned how many people
were pleased to have either reignited a previously dormant artistic skill or
indeed discovered an entirely new one.
Having tapped into this local appetite for creativity at
home, ArtHouse Jersey plans to offer a programme of ongoing workshops,
providing the community with opportunities to learn more about specific areas
of artistic practice or skill.
In the coming months, ArtHouse Jersey will be offering
online classes with renowned and skilled artists that people can participate in
from the comfort of their own living room, helping to keep the community as a
whole creative, while removing some potential participatory barriers that might
ordinarily exist within the physical set up.