News! Poetry workshop, courses….

During the coming week I will be teaching a workshop to a group of poets – the Indian King Poets, a group of poets who meet regularly in Camelford, most of whom are published in the small presses, and some of whom have won national poetry awards (Mslexia, the Plough, Hippocrates).  We will work with the breath, the body, wild places, sound and the poetry of indigenous poets to help us access deeper ways of working with words and drawing…
Later in the autumn this year I hope to teach a workshop in Yorkshire at Lund Studios…the date below will change slightly…

This October we’ll be hosting a course exploring techniques to aid and develop creative and visionary processes, from a leading name in this field…

Kate Walters:
Body memory, body awareness  and
the awareness of the Land

19/20/21st October 2017

During this three day course Kate will guide students on a journey to discover participants’ own inner responses using techniques such as drawing with the breath, working with the drum and shamanic walking. Spending some time in silence students will be able to use words and images to explore the subtle matrix of life, which will include refining and developing feelings about the natural world.

Surfaces will be prepared with a range of mediums including gesso and size. Drawing onto a range of different surfaces to give marks a beautiful quality which will be exploited and developed through employing layers of ink, watercolour, gum Arabic, charcoal and pencil.

Working on the more forgiving surface of paper with traditional inks, watercolour and gesso will allow rubbing back, giving drawings much more scope for flexibility and invention in response to stimuli.

This course will include an illustrated talk by Kate on her work and methods and plenty of individual attention. (note – due to the nature of the course places will be limited – don’t hesitate to get in touch if you are interested in joining us for what will be a memorable three days…)

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Next year I hope to deliver a workshop in Exmoor, in April 20th – 24th, at Shorland Old Farm ( ) . This course will involve walking and working outside as well as in the studio: Details on the website…

Walking, writing and drawing the Land: Body as Sensing Organ: 20th – 24th April

A course for those who enjoy responding with words and drawings to wild places.

Head wings with listening creature (Shetland). Watercolour