Where has time flown? It feels like only yesterday we visited Carole at Half Acre and spend an afternoon drinking sherry/tea and watching her catalogue the flowering plants in Half Acre's garden. And yet it’s been over a year since we have called Half Acre home. Although 2020 has been much quieter than expected we have been busy, and suddenly we have lots of news. So without further ado....
OPEN STUDIOS 2020
Half Acre Studios and garden will be welcoming visitors for Open Studios Cornwall at the end of August and start of September, assuming Covid 19 regulations allow. We will be open on the 29th, 30th and 31st of August and 5th & 6th of September from 11am to 5pm and would love to see as many of you as possible.
On display, both in the studio and garden, will be be prints, drawings and sculpture by Sam Halstead and Phoebe Stannard. This isn't a formal exhibition but rather a chance to see some new and well-known faces, wander around the studios and garden, have a look at what we make and watch us working in the studios. If you can't make those dates we can open by appointment, please do get in touch.
DRAWING CLUB BEGINS SEPTEMBER 2020
We are opening bookings for our Saturday Drawing Club. Aimed at young artists, aged 10-16 during Autumn Term. We will cover a range of drawing activities, painting, sculpture and print. Working from observation and imagination. Materials are included. Classes run 10am-1pm, September 19th-December 5th. No class over half term (24&31st October). Fee is £150 per student for 10 sessions. Free scholarship places will be offered in collaboration with local schools to aim at widening participation.We will limit numbers to a maximum of 12 students to allow lots of space and individual tuition. We will be working as safely as possible with hand wash stations and sanitiser following government advice.
PRINTING PRESS ARRIVES AT HALF ACRE STUDIOS
Last month Half Acre Studios welcomed a very special new addition. Our No3 Gunnings printing press has arrived in our studio. We chose this direct drive, British made, etching press with a larger than A1 bed for its amazing flexibility- allowing us to print both intaglio and relief- from monoprints, etchings, dry-points, collagraph’s, lino’s, woodblocks and letterpress. We have been enjoying getting to know it and we are hoping we will soon be able to welcome students and artist in to come and print!
PORTRAIT OF CAROLE VINCENT INSTALLED AT HALF ACRE