Online via Zoom
  • Thursday 22 July, 6-6.45pm

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The Drawing Room examines the range of possibilities within contemporary drawing practice. 

Local Environments - Inside out

Artist Tanya Raabe-Webber will lead you to create an artwork inspired by our own local environments. This could be an object in your house, a scene from a window, a room view or a photo of something you recently saw on a walk - wildlife, pavements, a park bench, or a weed growing in an unusual place.

Bring your ideas with you to the session to inspire your new artwork. We will explore ways to draw our local Environments together, using patterns, textures, shapes and lines. You might want to think about what you see around you.

You will need:

paper, cardboard, wood, iPad, mobile phones or even an old newspaper to draw on.

Pencils, pens, paints, brushes, old felt tips, marker pens, biro pens or anything else you could make a mark with.

This session is for adults and is suitable for ages 12+.

A Zoom link and brief will be sent to participants before the session.

Artist bio

Tanya Raabe-Webber is a renowned disabled artist challenging the notion of identity within contemporary portraiture, often painting portraits of high profile disabled and diverse people during live sittings in public places. Recent live sittings include the National Portrait Gallery, London - Portraits Untold. She uses a mixture of traditional and digital painting, fusing these together in interactive live environments.

Alongside this work, she has a long-established professional studio practice based in her home studio. This is the creative hub of her work where all her creative thinking and now her online workshops happen. She often fuses digital with traditional painting in this space.

Over recent times local landscapes, cats and the environments we inhabit have become constant themes in her work. These digital hybrid paintings have taken many forms and often challenge the way we see, experience and perceive the world around us. Inclusion, identity, and intersectionality are the foundation of her life therefore her art.

Website and social media: @tanraabe

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