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Work With Room 13! Micro-Projects Invitation…

 

ArtistsIMAGE.StudioAssistants_28 wanted! 

We’re inviting proposals for micro-projects to complement our programme of studio activity.  This is a great opportunity for Lochaber-based artists who would like to develop their practice with young artists and learn more about working with Room 13.

Proposals for micro-projects (around 3 days in total) might focus on exploring an idea, a particular approach to a material or, responding in some way to the current theme being explored in the studio – ‘Utopia’.

Up to 4 artists will work in collaboration with the lead artist at Room 13 Studios Caol, Richard Bracken, to develop their micro-project ideas.

Deadline: Thursday 12th April at 17.00 hours

To apply please download the information from here or email info@room13international.org for more details.

Popuppossum!!! Sat 08 July

Popuppossum

Don’t miss the art market, gallery and pop-up shop at Room 13 Studios, Caol Community Centre, Saturday 8th July 2017. Loaded with artworks, t-shirts and awesomeness! Watch video.

Drawing in the Air

Drawing in the Air

Children in Lochaber will gain an opportunity to learn about the environment around them in new and interesting ways, with this new project led by artist Ali Berardelli for Room 13.

The project will engage art and ecology to explore two forest environments; Outlandia; the treehouse studio and artist-led space high in the hill top forest of Glen Nevis, and at the Forest School at Arkaig Community Forest.

Participants from schools and community groups will visit these locations and create their own ariel imagery through drawing and sound based explorations of the environment.

A team of supporting artists will work alongside the lead artist on this project including a photographer and drone pilot, musician and music therapist and visual artist.

Drawing in The Air gets underway on Sunday 11th June with a family event hosted by Clunes Forest School and a display of ariel photography from around the two locations.

This project is made possible with funding by The People’s Postcode Lottery and Arkaig Community Forest. Activities and historical and ecological discussion will be provided by local artists, Forestry Commission Scotland Ranger and the John Muir Trust Manager.

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Shed13 Art Exhibition 2017

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Exhibition of artwork by the artists of Shed 13 Cricket Green School in London, England. Wed 17th – Sat 20th May 2017. Lots of the work is on sale to raise funds for Shed 13 art studio. Please go along and support the young artists if you can!

Smartphone Screenprint

——– came up with an idea to produce an image of a tablet with a blank screen that could be drawn into.  After talking to me about it we thought it could be an interesting product that we could sell at one of the making days.  ——– took care to draw in the keys in the right order before I suggested that the keys could spell out an instruction like ‘draw your own image in the screen’.  She didn’t like the idea but decided she would poll everyone else in the room as to whether they preferred hers or mine.  She ended up deciding that mine was a good idea and that she would go with that. She also produced several quick, gestural line drawings in a range of media (all black, eg charcoal, pastel, paint) of smartphones and tablets.  She worked hard to cut these out to produce an image easily translatable to screenprinting.’

Extract from Studio Logbook, Room 13 Caol, Feb 2017

AiR Richard Bracken

Screenprinting Summerschool

This summer, Room 13 Community studio offers a unique experience to individuals who are interested in the mix of creative and business based activity.

This block of workshops will introduce you to working with a team of artists and entrepreneurs in a studio environment to focus on the process behind realising a creative idea. It will provide you with the opportunity to think and experiment with the design process and put into practice a working method that aims to take you from idea to finished product. This will inform your wider artistic practice and develop your business thinking.

During the week’s workshops you will share the studio space with professional artists and business people who will help to develop your ideas, thinking, and as part of a team, create a brand to produce products to market at an event held in the Room 13 studios on the Saturday and throughout the local area.

ScreenPrintingSummerSchoolPosterinfo

Room 13’s screenprinting summer school is open for applications.
Download application form

There are 10 places available. Please send completed applications to: info@room13international.org ***Deadline extended to 5pm on Friday 9th June 2017!***

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