Congratulations to Jess (Thailand trip 2016) on being runner up in the i-dott wallpaper design competition at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester with her Thailand inspired design. The theme for the design brief was 'Limitless' and was sponsored by Arthouse Limited. Nice one Jess!
Third Year Begins!
Where did that summer go? Talk about time flying, possibly the quickest five months of my life, not that it has been wasted. I've been so lucky over the holidays and taken myself to Barcelona and Thailand; never have I seen so much beauty in two polar opposite environments. Barca was obviously very European and everywhere you go you are surrounded by the stunning works of Antoni Gaudi throughout the classic yet cosmopolitan city.
Thailand was a truly insane adventure that I would take again in a heartbeat - not only did I get to visit some stunning temples, ruins and beaches, I met some wonderful people and learnt some amazing things (about myself and my work). We went as strangers but came home as a family.
Thank you Drawing Escapes! Feeling refreshed and ready to go; I'm determined to make the most of this last year!
Check out Amy's photos of Gdansk from last years trip. "I recently travelled to Gdansk on a drawing trip, this gave me the opportunity to develop my skills as an artist. The group discussions and tutorials have allowed me to understand the way in which some other artists work."
The links are now live on the Thailand drawing gallery as well as the photo links of accommodation and other photos from the trip. If anyone has any more photos of drawings they'd like published, or other photos from the trip, please email them to me. Sawadee Khap!
The Thailand trip was amazing this summer. Jade was brilliant in the role of supporting tutor... I couldn't have done it without her. I thought she was an absolute diamond, until she pointed out to me that Jade is only
Anyway, the drawing trip to Bali is definitely happening in June! We've had enough bookings to make the trip viable..It's just amazing!
There will be photos and drawings from the Thailand and Spain trips this summer and videos following soon. News will be posted on Facebook.
Meanwhile, here's a great drawing from Beth Franks from the Thailand trip.
Following on from the success of the Thailand trip this year we thought we might try Bali in 2017.
Hardly had the idea had a chance to fully form in our heads we had immediate interest. We've put the itinerary up today and had our first 2 bookings this week. It's a long way off yet but here we come! #livelonger!
Click here to see our plan!
Izzy has been with Drawing Escapes to Berlin, Gdansk and Spain. Currently completing her final year at NTU. in Dec Arts, she's turning into a bit of a success story! See below.
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