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Days Like These: Watercolour meets Virtual Reality in Jaywick

Saturday 15 Sep 2018 - Saturday 27 Oct 2018

Days Like These
Watercolour and Virtual Reality in Jaywick Sands
closeandremote.net/days-like-these


Meet the Artists: Saturday 15 September, 2-4pm
Free, drop-in

Days Like These is a new art project taking place in Jaywick Sands between September 2018 and February 2019, commissioned by Essex Cultural Diversity Project. Artists Close and Remote (Sophie Mellor and Simon Poulter) will be exploring Jaywick places of beauty with those who live in and visit the seaside town, using watercolours and virtual reality to create the worlds very first 360 Degree Watercolour Virtual Reality Tour of Jaywick SandsCome to Jaywick Martello Tower on Saturday 15 September to meet the artists, learn more about the project, and try your hand at watercolours (all materials provided!)

Watercolour Course
Saturdays 2-4pm 22 Sept – 27 Oct (dates and details below)
Free (booking recommended)

As part of the project Close and Remote be running a free Watercolour course (materials provided) every Saturday afternoon during September and October (except 20 October).

You’ll do some indoor sessions and also get out and about in Jaywick with your paints and easels, exploring people’s places of beauty. There will be some sound recording of Jaywick, and those interested can go onto learn how to mix the sound recordings using Ableton Live software, to make a soundtrack for Jaywick to be used as part of the 360 Degree Watercolour Virtual Reality Tour of Jaywick Sands.

Participants can work towards a final watercolour to show as part of the final Days Like These exhibition at Jaywick Martello Tower in March 2019.

The course is free, but places are limited, so book to reserve your place – email [email protected] or sign up in person at Jaywick Martello Tower.

 

Course dates and details:

Saturday 15 September, 2-4pm, Jaywick Martello Tower
Drop in session – come and find out about the project and try some watercolours.

Saturday 22 September, 2-4pm, Jaywick Martello Tower
We’ll start off indoors with some watercolour tips, and then off with easels, out and about.

Saturday 29 September, 2-4pm, Jaywick Martello Tower
Meet at the Tower, then out and about with paints and easels.

Saturday 6 October, 2-4pm, Jaywick Martello Tower
Meet at the Tower, then out and about with paints and easels. And we’ll do some sound recording.

Saturday 13 October, 2-4pm, Jaywick Martello Tower
Meet at the Tower, then out and about with paints and easels. And more sound recording.

Saturday 27 October, 2-4pm, Jaywick Martello Tower
Meet at the Tower, then out and about with paints and easels.

 

Find out more at closeandremote.net/days-like-these