Pointillism Art and Wellbeing Workshop at The Gate (Free event)

The Pulpit Cafe Bar, the Gate, Cardiff

Wednesday July 17th, 2-3pm

 

 

Also known as dotwork, pointillism is a drawing technique which involves delicately layering individual dots to build textures and images. Pointillist artist Cerys Knighton has found this technique to be hugely beneficial in coping with mental ill health. During this workshop, Cerys will provide pens, art paper and drawing outlines, so that you can try out different textures with pointillism, either starting a drawing from scratch or taking an outline and using pointillism as a form of shading/colouring – no drawing ability is required, this is just a space to experiment with pointillism! Your creations will be all yours to take home.

This workshop will take place alongside Cerys’s ‘Bipolarity’ exhibition, so there will also be a chance to have a look around at the artwork of the exhibition.

Please note this is a Free event – but spaces are limited so booking in advance is recommended
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About the Artist:

Cerys Knighton is a Welsh artist and medical humanities PhD student funded by the South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership. Primarily using a pointillism technique with pen and ink, her artwork examines and communicates the findings from her research. Cerys analyses patient case notes, medical journals and literary texts to investigate the conceptualisation of mood disorders as a category for diagnosis. Her artwork also draws from her own experiences of living with bipolar disorder.