WELCOME TO OUR MASTERCLASSES!
We have paired up with an artist and a photographer to create workshops to help get you in the creative zone. We will be posting them all here and can also send you out a workshop pack with copies of the masterclasses, along with materials you might need to do them. We would love to hear from you about how you find doing them and what you think about creativity and self-care. You can contact us HERE.
MASTERCLASS SERIES 1: ARTIST ALICE DANSEY-WRIGHT
First up we have a series of three masterclasses from Glasgow-based artist Alice Dansey-Wright. These will look at things like doodle design, motif making and household printing. Here’s an introduction to Alice in her own words:
I'm an artist and designer based in Glasgow. I have a fine art background but I've developed my practice over the years to include illustration, textile design and graphic facilitation. I regularly collaborate with other artists and designers to realise projects and I also work as a mentor and adviser within the creative sector.
All my designs start with drawing and/or painting with brush and ink and I like to allow an intuitive process to take over- like an elaborate doodle where I need to incorporate my mistakes as I go and fill the space creatively. Working as a freelance artist involves plenty of admin and addressing the nuts and bolts of being self-employed but when I'm drawing and painting it allows for periods of 'flow'- by which I mean being fully immersed in that activity, with enjoyment and focus. I'm very grateful to have this part of my job that can provide me with this feeling, which I think contributes to my overall well being and health. I hope that the masterclasses that I've designed for Click will provide some steps to enable creative exploration and some opportunities for experiencing 'flow' or just time out of the potentially more stressful parts of life.
MASTERCLASS 1: DOODLE DESIGN
With images to inspire, here's an easy to follow, step-by-step guide to create your own unique doodle art. We can’t wait to hear from you and see what you make!
Doodle design demonstration video.
MASTERCLASS 2: MOTIF MAKING
Looking at everyday objects, you can create textile patterns following our step-by-step guide – full of great design ideas!
MASTERCLASS 3: HOUSEHOLD PRINTING
This activity aims to use the simplest of easy to find materials to create different printed artworks and objects.
MASTERCLASS SERIES 2: PHOTOGRAPHER KATHRYN RATTRAY
Our second series of masterclasses have been created by Dundee-based photographer Kathryn Rattray. You can read an introduction to Kathryn and the Photography Masterclasses in Blog 8: Photography as Self-Care HERE.
"I hope you will find these masterclasses easy to follow and most of all enjoyable as you step out of your comfort zone and into the world of a Click Magazine photographer!"
"Make mistakes, don’t worry if it doesn’t look right the first time. Keep shooting and moving all the time. Sometimes photographers will get exactly the shot they need first time."
MASTERCLASS 3: COMFORT
Favourite of magazine spreads and Instagram influencers, the 'flat lay' is an opportunity to explore self-care by gathering your comfort objects.
MASTERCLASS 4: CONNECTION
The simple routine of making a meal creates multiple ways to practice your photography – from product shots in the supermarket, by way of ingredients, to the finished dish.
MASTERCLASS 5: GROUNDING
In a final masterclass, Kathryn demonstrates the Grounding technique of 5-4-3-2-1 through photography – a thoughtful, reflective conclusion to an inspiring series of masterclasses.