Dorset Art Weeks are continuing here at Othona. We have now have about 350 visitors over 5 days so everyone is still very upbeat about how the event is going.
While the Exhibition is going on everyday life at Othona continues so there are some residential visitors staying for the week, enjoying all the benefits that the place provides. As part of this weeks stay they have had the chance to get involved with some artistic activities. On Monday morning Elizabeth led a drawing session and yesterday I led a monoprinting workshop. Seven people enjoyed experimenting with some monoprinting and making use of some local foliage and seaweed to print from as well as more conventional textured paper or mark making along the way.
|Everyone hard at work|
We worked in the Art Room, which is a wooden hut in the grounds, which is now over 20 years old and getting a little past its sell by date, though still proving a light and airy place to work in. Plans are in place to replace it soon with a new slightly larger and environmentally sensitive building that can be used more flexibly. Money raised from the exhibition will heading towards the building fund.
This weeks guests will be off tomorrow and then some families will be staying over half-term and they will get the chance to transform the outside of the art room by painting a mural.