WALK & DRAW Saturday Workshops





Tutor: Celia Johnson   Venue: Gallery / Grain Barn / Rodd Farm


“There is no work without the walk.” Hamish Fulton 

"All the work I make about a specific place develops out of my experience of walking there... Working across different media allows my experience of place to be informed by memory and association and to develop work that articulates different aspects of engagement with both artwork and place." Celia Johnson

Walk and draw in response to the sights and sounds of The Rodd landscape. Join artist Celia Johnson for a silent 'Sound Walk', writing and making drawings in response to the environment to create source material for further development.

After an initial introduction, Celia will lead a walk, lasting approximately an hour and a half, returning to the Gallery for discussion and refreshments. The afternoon workshop will give you the opportunity to develop mixed media artwork using collage and mixed drawing media. Celia undertook a residency at The Rodd last summer and has a special understanding and knowledge of our landscape. See her residency page here

Please wear waterproof boots as long grass may be wet whatever the weather, and bring suitable coats etc. You may sit for short periods during the walk - we can supply bin bags for you to sit on or feel free to bring your own or a camping stool. The workshop on 12th March will be based from the Gallery; subsequent workshops may be based from the Grain Barn, depending on the weather! Book for a single class, two or all three. 

Workshop fee: £40 per day. To book, send an email or phone 01544 260149. Places are limited and advance booking is essential.

Please bring a small sketchbook, a pencil and a packed lunch. All other paper, collage and drawing materials, plus tea[s] and coffee are provided.

Celia Johnson

Celia studied Fine Art at Central St Martins and has recently completed a Master’s degree at Cardiff School of Art and Design; she is a Fine Art lecturer at Hereford College of Arts.  Her art practice is about, broadly, place and identity.  She uses drawing and walking to explore and map a site and develop multimedia place specific work that includes intervention and installation. She is especially interested in the performative nature and relational potential of drawing and painting and in developing a dialogue between different media to create new narratives about place.  http://celiajohnson.tumblr.com/

Supported By

Arts Council England