I. Introduction II. Glimpse III. Memorising landscape IV. Tone game V. Materials & Instruments VI. Analogue VII. Tone & Frame VIII. Gallery IX. Contact
Introduction Somewhere between the harvested fields in high summer, I experienced moments full ofdissonance. Walking as when I was a child, observing the golden tones ofwheat, rattling silver grey poppy heads, freckles ofsoft lilac blossoms and rich tones on ripening plums..., appreciating the gentle breeze fragranced with sun on this mild and generous landscape. And then, my head was spinning, full ofthoughts ofthe past year, from summer to summer, full ofglimpses, whispers and the earliest memories ofthis place. But just with the wind, I started to forgot about all this... At that moment, there was a landscape, in the time ofharvest, a celebration ofsummer palette shades, tones and scents. Faded tales echoing from the monastery over the river with the melodic sound ofbells. I came to the cabin under that weir and took a piece ofold willow and started to draw its structure. It was not just a wood, it was a very old willow which had dried over the years, but in the lines there is much more to be found..., a life ofthe tree and bank under the weir, story ofriver and a forgotten tale about the sea.. Anna .
Glimpse That morning was the sky was not becoming brighter, but something ofwindy, harbour, smoky blue ~ getting closer to the ground. The air was heavy, but with scent ofgrinded coffee and fresh from Miwa's garden a collected bouquet full offern, moss and berry greens, with pinks ofHydrangea and lavender tones, made us look forward. When everyone had safely arrived, it somehow ressembled some coastal gathering long ago, people once in a season did...studying fabric and papers swatches, enjoying colourful palettes, trying to sing an old Gaelic melody accompanied with the ocean drum, and with the recorder, somehow it all matched the time and place. Abstract scores, tones and live painting, with some ofus responding to the music, some ofus to our current emotions, but mostly the blend ofeverything around us, was just a starting point. We also talked about ~ how to unfold the real sounds in nature and why is it relaxing. And about how to unfold natural colors & structure, patterns. We were looking into the depths ofvisual and auditive experience ~ in contrast with digital (display), urban experience And how to ~ break the visual & auditive borders. Thank you for joining us! A & M
Memorising landscape "A holiday / weekday "analogue" notebook project " Make ~ visual score by trying to describe sound around us by letters, words, colors, sketches Tip ~ using colors as feelings about the certain sound ~ a rain blue and green ~ thunder pastel orange and white Try to ~ make a landscape color palette and name the colors your own way Tip ~ decribe why you name it that way Write ~ a story about the day, it can me a real story, or make a tale out ofthe experience Tip ~ you can get inspired by fables Try to ~ make some creative pictures, by drawing or painting, hand printing details of a shell, structure ofa wood, add pressed flowers, feather Tip ~ try to make 2 analogue photos (any old camera would do, as it is not about perfection, but about a memory)
Tone game Describing tones of landscape objects (hills, sea, clouds) ~ by creating unique palette * ~ Creating own palette by collecting edible flowers and plants ~ pressing them and organising by tones ** ~ Playing with water colors***, trying to find similar tones to particular surfaces while giving poetic motif (misty river in the morning, scented field near harvest)
* you can note the new color names, and create lists ofunique places **supervision ofadult is required, do not collect plants which are not edible, or ofwhich you are not sure ***simple water colors suitable for children, best with eco certificate
Materials & instruments
Materials ~ On paper ~ Pencil, pastels, temperas, brushes (ecolabel certified colors)
Tip ~ try to paint also on wood, stones, and shells (using ofwater based color will give the surface soft tones)
In nature ~ draw with stick to the sand, create ornaments from loose shells, stones, leaves, feathers Tip ~ try to create your own ink from edible fruits and draw on raw paper, or unused fabric ~ make flower impressions
Wind and rhythmic instruments ~ (body) percussions, imitating nature sound
Analogue The noun analog, or analogue from Greek "ano" and "logos", can be describing something analogous ~ parallel, echoing or/and similar. You will probably name a game of analogous clouds, sunrise toned landscape full of infinite shapes and imagination. But how about finding similarities between bee, red beet and beetle, like Robert W. Wood, author of "How To Tell The Birds From the Flowers"? Or sit by poppy field and try to whistle a melody accompanied by thousands of little percussionists?
Tone & Frame Anna fell in love with illustration and photography when she was a small child. She grew up in a landscape full offairy-tale like sceneries. Her grandmother was a founder and member oftheater dilettants and a teacher. Miwa happily grew up in a musical family in Yamaguchi. Her mother studied composition, her home was full ofmusic and diverse instruments which allowed her to experiment with many different instruments at an early age. After a pedagogic course, Anna first worked with primary school students individually, later guided classes in a gallery and also worked on conceptual events with young people. She worked on various projects as an Art Director, visually translating conscious topics, gaining comprehensive experience while combining digital media with art techniques. In Holland Miwa studied at the Conservatoire in Den Haag and in Codarts in Rotterdam as a Baroque musician. She studied as a soloist with Jeanette van Wingarden and with Thera de Klarck. Ensemble with Han Tol, chamber ensemble with Pieter Jan Belder and Marieke Spaans. With Reinhardt Boekelman she studied music theory and with Joan ten Hoonte musical pedagogy.
Miwa started teaching at Blijberg international basic school in Rotterdam in 2000. As well as teaching in other music schools and private practice at home, she has continued teaching at De Blijberg. Miwa crossed paths with Anna when she came to teach the art class at the school. Anna came to live in Rotterdam and started teaching Art lessons (school curicuum lessons 18/19) at De Blijberg in Spring 2018. Her group lessons are based on modern artistic projects, classical technique basics and finding children's own unique styles. Together they founded Tone & Frame, and opened a possibily for their students and friends to join theater projects, also started with art & musical workshops for parents and children.
You can see a brief workshop photo documentary IN THIS GALLERY. (Password sent via email.)
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