Bring Your Own Future
Mon 23 Oct to Mon 11 Dec
WATERCOLOUR AND VIRTUAL REALITY COURSE
'Bring Your Own Future' is a project by artists Sophie Mellor and Simon Poulter (Close and Remote) and has been commissioned by HOME Slough . Working with local residents we will explore new ways of looking at Slough using watercolours and virtual reality.
Are you a budding watercolourist? Or perhaps you're drawn to Virtual Reality? What happens when we put both those mediums together? Come along to this FREE course and you will find out! You don't need experience of watercolours or virtual reality to get involved, but we also welcome those who do. The course is for adults. Teenagers over the age of 13 years old can also attend, but those between the ages of 13 and 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult. There are limited places and they will go fast!
What can you expect from the course? The workshops will be run on Monday evenings, 6-8pm, at various venues in the town centre. All materials will be provided and the workshops are free.
There are seven workshops in total, and there will be a couple of ‘guerrilla’ watercolour events where we’ll take our easels out and about in Slough. You will learn some basic watercolour techniques and go on to paint your own new ways of seeing Slough, including, should you wish to, a 360 degree watercolour of a Slough scene. We will then take the watercolour and painting techniques into virtual reality using, for example, Google Tilt brush to actually paint in a virtual 3D environment using HTC Vive (VR headset). The course/project will culminate in an event and exhibition in January 2018, presenting the work we've made during the course and works by Close and Remote.
COURSE TIMES, DATES, VENUES AND DETAILS
Introduction - Monday 23rd October 6pm-8pm, The Herschel Arms, 22 Park St, Slough SL1 1PS
Taking our watercolour painting out for the night, at the pub. An introduction to watercolours. Learn and practise basic watercolour techniques by creating your own 360 degree watercolour of Slough.
Introduction - Monday 30th October 6pm-8pm at Tesco Extra, Wellington Street, SL1 1XW
Painting in the fruit and veg aisle at Tesco. An introduction to watercolours. Learn and practise basic watercolour techniques by creating your own 360 degree watercolour of Slough. Supermarket Watercolour Sweep!
Monday 6th November 6pm-8pm at Slough CVS, 29 Church Street, SL1 1PL
An introduction to virtual reality using HTC Vive headset.
Monday 13th November 6pm-8pm at Slough CVS, 29 Church Street, SL1 1PL
Using Google Tilt Brush to paint in virtual reality. And some watercolours as well!
Saturday 18th November 10am-3pm, in and around the Queensmere Shopping Centre, High Street, SL1 1LN
Guerrilla Watercolour Action! Out and about with our easels for the Christmas Lights Switch on in the High Street. Come for all the day, or just for an hour or two.
Monday 20th November 6pm-8pm at Slough CVS, 29 Church Street, SL1 1PL
Virtual Reality and watercolours. Import your 360 Slough watercolour into a VR environment and start to play!
Saturday 25th November, 10am-3pm, location to be confirmed
Another Guerrilla Watercolour Action! This time we'll be in some of the green spaces in the town centre. Exact location to be decided with the group.
Monday 11th December 6pm-8pm at Slough CVS, 29 Church Street, SL1 1PL
Virtual Reality and watercolours - at the same time or separately.
Saturday 6th January 2pm-5.30pm at The Curve, William Street, SL1 1XY
Longer session getting together watercolours and VR work in readiness for final event and exhibition.
Saturday 20th January, all day, at The Curve, William Street, SL1 1XY
Final event for Bring Your Own Future including speakers and activities looking at a future Slough, plus an exhibition of the work created during the project.
You can also download a pdf of the above at www.bringyourownfuture.net/course
Mon 23 Oct to Mon 11 Dec
6 - 8pm
Various locations around Slough town centre