Corita Kent Power UP! 5-week course with Simon Tozer


Tuesday 4 June – 2 July 2024

1.30pm – 4.30pm

This is a short course in creativity which will take participants through a series of structured exercises designed to supercharge their approach to image making.  The course will include collage, mark making,  and low tech screen printing techniques such as  paper stencils, drawing fluid and monoprint.   The emphasis will be on experimentation and work/play approaches.  Additionally there will be the option of some homework assignments between classes.

Corita Kent is recognised as an influential figure in the contemporary art of the 1960’s known for her bold screenprints.   She was also a teacher working in a small liberal arts college run by the catholic church in Los Angeles.  Her radical way of teaching, focusing on developing creativity in the learner, and a commitment to the importance of the creative process is as valuable now as it was 60 years ago.  The course is based on her teaching, as collected in the book she co-wrote with Jan Steward, ‘Learning by Heart, Teachings to Free the Creative Spirit’.

Simon studied painting at Portsmouth and printmaking at Chelsea College of Art, where he won the British Institution Fund Award. He remained in London after leaving University and worked as a scenic painter and muralist. In 2002 he moved to Bristol, where he works as a printmaker,  illustrator and teacher of screen printing.

Simon’s work has been included in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The National Open Art Competition and  the The RWA Autumn Open. His work is held in several public collections.  Simon organised the recent Screenprint 2024 exhibition at Centrespace in Bristol.

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