Fluid Images with Gwennan Thomas

🗓️ Saturday 27 April, 2.00PM – 4.00PM

📍 Open School East, 39 Hawley Square, Margate CT9 1NY

“Everything became softly amorphous, as if the china of the plate flowed and the steel of the knife were liquid. Meanwhile the concussion of the waves breaking fell with muffled thuds, like logs falling, on the shore”

The Waves, Virginia Woolf

Join OSE Associate Gwennan Thomas for a painting workshop which will look at image making through working with fragments of poetic prose and film stills. The focus of the workshop will be on working with fluid and intuitive painting processes.

The start of the session will demonstrate how to prepare a canvas by stretching fabric on stretcher bars. Participants will be invited to reflect on their relationship with certain materials and how to prepare these for different types of painting.

Working from film stills and poetic prose, workshop participants will then create their own image on paper and a pre-prepared canvas. All paints will be water-soluble.

This event is suitable for both beginners and experienced painters and all materials will be provided. Participants are invited to take home paintings produced during the workshop.

If you’re unable to attend after booking – we ask that you cancel your ticket via Eventbrite and free up a space for another participant. If this event is fully booked and you would like to be placed on a waiting list, or you have any other queries, please contact george@openschooleast.org  

OSE Public Programme 2023-24

This year’s Associate-led Public Programme, Where Echo Lies, takes us to the edges of our experience, where it is dark, and all is not necessarily clear. Plunging into new depths, the programme thinks through deep time and the unconscious mind. What forms of solace might be found in the night that cannot emerge in the light of day? What might we hear when surrounded by this darkness? Through myth making, spectatorship, performance, and painting, you are invited to look inward and ask how can our experience help us understand what lies beneath the knowable?

We’re excited to announce our continued partnership with Turner Contemporary, who are generously hosting part of the public programme. Turner Contemporary is one of the UK’s leading art galleries. Founded to celebrate JMW Turner’s connection to Margate in 2001, the David Chipperfield designed gallery opened in 2011.

You can find more Public Programme events at: openschooleast.org/ose-public-programme-2024