David Hockney – Tate Britain

This is an invitation to join me to a David Hockney tour at the Tate Britain. 

David Hockney is a living legend and this exhibition is the chance to grasp how art has become for this artist the language of his inquisitive mind – from the depiction of his celebrated portraits, to the colourful landscapes of Yorkshire (the Wolds) and the vivid light and water of California (his famous swimming pools). All with the overall intention to express joy of life and to re-collect time and space into painting.

This retrospective also shows how David Hockney’s style evolved, applying new practices to new places. At age eighty, the artist continues to embrace technological innovation such as the ipad and video to create new types of paintings and deeper understanding of his practice. All his work really forms one fascinating ensemble.

Tours available until 29th May: cjolanda@icloud.com

Draw a Portrait

In this workshop we will aim to further develop children’s understanding of how portraits can be drawn. We will first compare a few very different ways to draw and paint a portrait, looking among others at some works by famous artists (Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Picasso…).
We will then look at a few basic principles to draw a face, and how different the final effect can be by changing some of the parameters.

Lastly, children will have a go at drawing a more in-depth self-portrait (not easy but a wonderful study!).

Sessions are for children of six to 12 years, each for a maximum of six children, lasting ninety minutes. They take place as usual at my home in Danemere Street (Putney SW15 1LT).

Session 1: Sunday 12th February, 4.30 pm – 6.00 pm
Session 2: Monday 13th February, 10.30 am – noon
Session 3: Monday 13th February, 1 pm – 2.30 pm
Session 4: Monday 13th February, 3 pm – 4.30 pm