In a joint Masterclass with Ravensbourne and Northbrook Metropolitan College,(GBMC), both Clubs travelled to Standpoint Studios in East London – home to a group of artists and makers – where each Club member had chosen two workshop activities from a choice of ceramics, painting and letterpress printing. Each practitioner gave a short introduction of themselves and their work, and everyone had the opportunity to look around the workspaces and gallery.
Both groups made slip-decorated plates with Nicola Tassie, created their own versions of Titian’s classical oil painting Ecce Homo with Peter Ashton Jones and built coil pots with Stuart Carey, as well as working on political posters using hand-pulled presses with Graham Bignell of New North Press and monoprint with Paupers Press.
The Club members thoroughly enjoyed learning new techniques, visiting a real creative workplace and having the opportunity to ask questions. What’s more, the work they produced on the day was “amazing”, said tutor Debbie Bailey. The Masterclass was a stand-out moment of the year, said tutor Christopher Harrup, adding: “The Club members had an amazing time working with the immensely knowledgeable practitioners and were buzzing from the experience the following week.”