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.