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Soaking up the Atmosphere – Observational drawing with TLC St Lukes

Posted
22nd July 2019
in blog, Collection, Events

As part of our Ruskin Sharing heritage project local community group TLC St Lukes are delivering a multi-media observational project in partnership with their Breathing Spaces Project. The group returned again to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House last week for the third in the series of drawing and photography workshops – this time they explored the interior.

Artist and group leader Rae Story told us “We began our drawing workshop looking closely, soaking up the atmosphere and using our new drawing skills as a way to give our full attention to our environment. We discussed how it felt to be in the different rooms and we noticed the acoustics of the rooms – the traffic sounded so far away it sounded more like the ebb and flow of the seashore. We all felt settled and quiet and thoroughly enjoyed spending this time together looking and sketching. “

You can read the full blog post on the Breathing Spaces website

This project has been made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, and will share the heritage of John Ruskin with families, community groups and visitors to the House over the next 12 months.

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Elizabeth Gaskell, 1850