Hello, my name is Sarah Marsh and I’m an artist who loves experimenting with drawing and mark making.
I sometimes draw using my sewing machine and I like to draw with bendy wire, black ink and found objects. Sometimes I make large spaces that people can step into, I also think of these as drawings.
I am inspired by artists like Eva Hesse, Cy Twombly, Shelagh Wakely and Phylida Barlow. Look at their use of line and colour. Eva Hesse has used cord to make her work, Twombly prints lines and Barlow has painted hers.
Tate Liverpool has invited me to run the October Half Term workshops from Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 October. We are very lucky that the workshops will be on at the same time as The Big Draw; the worlds biggest drawing event!
I decided to call the workshops ‘Lively Lines’ and over the four days, we will be exploring drawing in lots of different ways. We will look and listen to artworks in the gallery, (keep an eye out for Len Lye’s ‘Free Radicals’ video art piece, which inspired my planning of the workshops), in the Family Art Dock we will make experimental art responses, whilst listening to beats and music and using drippy black and white ink, textural chalk and thick paint.
By taking our flat lines off the paper and transforming them into moving lines with wire, we will create a ‘sound sculpture’ in the Art Dock that we can all add to, over the four days we can watch our sculpture grow and change, turning into a big 3D drawing!
On Friday 31 October we will celebrate the workshops with live drumming, whilst you make your lively marks. So come along and have some fun for this years Big Draw at Tate Liverpool!
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Sarah Marsh lives in Manchester and more of her work can be found on her fab website and Twitter. If you have any questions for Sarah, write them in the comments below. Thanks Sarah for writing a great blog for Tate Kids
Also, you lucky things! There is another Big Draw event at St Ives, so if you are in Cornwall and love to draw, check it out!