Blue MacAskill is a Visual Artist, Filmmaker, Photographer and Writer.
She is based in Mid Wales.
Blue has worked with Film Agency Wales, Powys Carers and Flux gallery, NYC.
She works all over Europe and Internationally.
She is CRB checked and registered art and craft tutor in Wales.
VIEW some of my Youth Workshops here:
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Other Stories and Links for Blue and Alex's studio and work:
"We are Blue and Alex Allpress from Mid Wales Art Experience. We graduated from Camberwell Collage of Art and Ruskin
School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University in 1999. We have worked in our studio and taught art and craft workshops for over 10 years.
We have worked at numerous schools and with Powys Carers and other groups and charities in and around Mid Wales.
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We run courses, workshops and family fun days throughout the year for people on holiday in Wales and People in wales who want to do and learn something different.
Half day and Full Day possible: Work with Alex Allpress who has 15 years experience graduate of Camberwell College of Art - recently featured in Elle Decoration for his new season of stoneware ceramics. Our workshops have been featured in the Guardian's Holiday Guide for Kids Holidays. All ages and all skills provided for. We can provide lunch if you like.
Our courses, workshops and Art Walks are about making someone's break or Holiday the most relaxing and fun it can be while learning some new skills and techniques in paint, pottery, print, film or photography. We are Blue MacAskill and Alex Allpress, we have more than 20 years experience of teaching and the arts between us. Alex specialises in pottery and sculptural ceramics, whereas I work in paint, collage, print, sculpture and film & photography. We run creative breaks and holidays of all sorts for all skills and ages. Hen dos, Parties, Team Building, Conferences Getaways, Training Days, Wedding Gift Packages and much much more.
Blue runs her animation and filmmaking studio:Blue has had over 15 years experience in teaching 20 years experience in creative studio practise and CRB check. This is a great day for learning a few fun animation styles. 2D stop motion technique. Sand Animation and Flip-Book style. Bring your ideas with you. Our speciality is Pottery for kids: Making all sorts of clay pots and tiles and hanging decorations in air-drying clay and stoneware in this one-off fantastic day of fun all materials inclu. There is nothing like it left in Wales. One-on-One and Small Group Tutoring in our Private Friendly Family run Studio in Newbridge on Wye, Mid Wales 2 minutes from the beautiful Wye River CRB check and over 20 years experience together. You will never forget this unique day! 7-21 years Pottery for Beginners. No health hazards just take your rings and watches off. LUNCH exclu. ?5-?10.00 depending on what you want. Refreshments inclu. in price. Clay and Materials inclu glazes in price extra clay may need to be paid for. MAX 15 kids.
We also run Portfolio Days courses, workshops and reviews: if you are a worries parent and your child is trying to get into art school or improve artistically then spend a weekend in our practise and we will teach you skills, make new work, give you tips on what interviewers want to see and what to say in interviews: what local galleries to visit and what artists could be useful locally when we are too far from the Tate etc... for help. Do one of our "dada-paint and print workshop - With Visual Artist and award winning filmmaker Blue MacAskill create amazing one-off images and spend a wonderful day in a friendly family art studio creating. Inspired by the stunning surrounding scenery of the Wye Valley. Mix contemporary vistas with surrealist image and modern themes that drive you personally. This is a chance to learn and have fun. 1-10 people can come to one workshop. Group Bookings also one-one available.
Or design your own bespoke day and mix and match our workshops and book your day: give us a call!
Alex's studio is on the A470 at the North End of Newbridge-On-Wye on Main Street, next to The Golden Lion Pub. Newbridge-on-Wye is 8 miles South of Rhayader, 5 miles North of Builth Wells and 4.5 miles south-west of Llandrindod Wells on the B4358. There is street parking and a community car park within walking distance.
Parking : free
Accessible by Public Transport : 4 miles (6.4 kms) from Builth Road station
We love living in the Wye Valley and it provides a perfect place to organise art trails, creative walks and plan bespoke craft and art days for you. Pottery and prints on sale all original hand made art and crafts, refreshments and toilets available. We offer all sorts of ways to engage with arts and crafts, pottery, paint, print, photography even film: we also offer half, one to three course creative breaks bespoke to your choices. Just go online or give us a call and book exactly what you want: Prices start from ?20.00 pp for you, friends, family or even business team building days. We have a large studio, teaching room, garden and lunch patio
Start From ?20.00 pp
Open all the time
We are open all year: By appointment. 7 days a week. 9am-5pm Evening Courses open till 8.30pm. Unless organised Art and Craft Courses as advertised we are open to bespoke designed individual workshops and Family Days that are designed around you throughout the year.
www.midwalesartexperience.orh for more info and booking line.
Follow us on twitter and facebook @Mocacymru our gallery name.
email firstname.lastname@example.org for info and bookings
Blue MacAskill is also a advocate for Career Wales and give talks to the teachers: as well as being part of the Dynamo Project and mentoring students about creative careers.
Recently she gave a talk for ARTAXIS and SAFLE in Cardigan about PublicArt and the commissioning process. She works in film, print, sculpture and digital arts.
INTERACTIVE WALKING & MAKING
The walk with be feed live back to the website and gallery through tweeter. Walkers will be encourage to update any images and works to Facebook, and my space on http://www.mocacumru.org.uk. The Walks will experiment with film documentation and live recording that we will recall and re-develop for the end show on the 25th-27th June 2010. This is contemporary public art for the 21st century.
Walking with Artists
This summer take advantage of this great opportunity to not only walk in the stunning landscape of the Wye Valley but join artists exploring landscape and environment in their artworks and make a piece of sculpture or poetry inspired by your group and your walk.
Walking with artists was a huge success: Hope you will join us throughout the Autumn till next Summer when there will be a new season for MOCA Cymru.
Blue MacAskill: email@example.com / 01597 860 127
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>> The Inner Picture
Exhibition at The Rhayader Art Gallery and Museum till 21st June 2010
Through funding by Powys's Chance to Create | Cyfle i Greu grant scheme; artist Blue MacAskill partnered up with the arts organisation CARAD to produce an exhibition about the work Blue has done in Powys over the last 5 months. Working with young people, interviewing, running courses and workshops, making work about their life, issues and experiences as well as hopes for the future. The centre of the exhibit will be a special film made by the young people, supported by the artist.
"The Inner Picture" - When youth speaks for itself. . . is a dynamic exhibition and wide-reaching programme of workshops that focuses on the issues and situations of our young people in Powys today: What are their choices? What do they do with their free time? How do they see their future? The exhibition at Rhayader Museum and Gallery will feature, film, photography, painting, poetry and print work made by a group of 15 young people from Mid Powys supported through the project by artist and film-maker Blue MacAskill.
Blue MacAskill graduated from Ruskin School of Fine Art and Drawing and continued her studies with an MA in Film and Sculpture from Wimbledon School of Art. She has recently finished a residency at The National Library of Wales where she was nominated for a Lottery Exhibition and Education Award. In 2006 Blue was the Artist for the Swansea Eisteddfod based at The National Waterfront Museum. Blue works in the medium of film, photography and print. She lives and works in Newbridge on Wye, Powys; improving access to high quality contemporary visual art in Powys is a priority for her continued community work in the county.
I offer one-to-one and group tuition in all forms of visual
arts, including canvas painting and collage-style workshops in dada and
surrealism styles. I can combine photography with painting in one workshop, offering a contemporary cross-over of
media which reflects the art world. I have a huge r ...