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26.09.15, 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Big Watercolour — Event

In an exciting and packed month of arts events in Plymouth, we bring you a collaboration between us, Plymouth School of Creative Arts and Plymouth Watercolour Society for The Big Watercolour.

The Big Watercolour project has grown from the realisation that all generations use watercolour but that the paintings across those generations are very seldom seen together.

Setting out to make the 'biggest watercolour painting in the world' around the themes of Plymouth life and history, members of the public, students and pupils of Plymouth School of Creative Arts are invited to take part in its making and at the same time bring the generations together in the use of water-based painting.

"Fluid, instinctive, risky and intuitive, water-based painting is contemporary and radical," said Dr Stephen Felmingham, BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing and Printmaking programme leader, "and this project aims to re-address its relevance in art practice.” 

It’s a brilliant opportunity for both students and staff to collaborate across the college and Plymouth School of Creative Arts, reinforcing those links we have already established through student residencies.

A series of workshops led by artist and teacher Richard Sunderland over the last few months have kickstarted the theme of city-based watercolour, culminating in this event that is open to all and hosted at Plymouth School of Creative Arts on 26 September 2015

This is an open invitation to get involved with making a large watercolour painting where children, students and members of the Plymouth Watercolour Society will bring their paintings and show them together in the creative school’s new building in Milbay.

This multi-generational exhibition will stay in situ and inspire and promote art in the city and across the generations, bringing a new vision to watercolour painting.

What: The Big Watercolour — Event

When: Saturday 26 September, 10am-4pm (Open to the public)

Where: Plymouth School of Creative Arts, 22 Millbay Road, Millbay, Plymouth PL1 3EG

  • College Event
  • Plymouth School of Creative Arts, 22 Millbay Road, Millbay, Plymouth PL1 3EG
  • Free
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