Meet the artist aka duty day at the yard

So, several times each month I do my duty days at the Purbeck Artisan Yard. A duty is where I stay in the building between 10 and 5 (summer hours) and represent all 22 Artisans as a member of our collective. I welcome visitors, try and establish if they are new or repeat visitors and how they found out about us. I keep records of sales made.

I realised however of course that while sat in the yard I am in a position that people interested in my art can come and meet me. They might be interested in the Promarker media that I use to produce my work. I am there and quite willing to share, discuss ideas, share information about possible suppliers. This was how others locally helped me to start selling my work and I want to do the same for others.

So on my Facebook page I am now posting dates of my duty days as events where I seek to share about my media and art. Last Saturday this included offering some visiting children the opportunity its to make their own artcards. A lady came in he afternoon with her daughter to have a go at the artcard activity I had posted online earlier in the day.

These are the cards produced. I was taught how to draw a flamingo using the numbers 2 and 4 which I found fascinating.

So coming up duty days / Meet the artist – AndyKnillArt

Thursday 23 August

Saturday 15 September

Saturday 22 September

Wednesday 26 September

Wednesday 3 October

Thursday 11 October

Thursday 18 October

Saturday 27 October

We open from 10am to 5pm at Church Street, Wareham – see image of my postcard on how our location links to St Mary’s Church, the Pink house and road leading past

the back of Sainsbury car park.

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