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Art in the Orchard with Deborah Malcolmson

Enjoy a day of creativity, good food and a taste of locally brewed cider in the heart of one of Co Armagh’s beautiful orchards.  Whether you are a complete beginner, a budding artist or a seasoned painter, this workshop presents a unique opportunity for you to get out into the orchards and enjoy the challenge of producing your own creative response to the trees, the apples and the wider landscape.  Professional artist Deborah Malcolmson will guide and support you through the process of exploring line, colour and form through a range of media as we investigate the orchard and its produce.  Start the day with a tour of the orchard and cider factory, followed by setting up easels outside to begin work.  Later, take shelter in the barn to create still-life studies of some of Armagh’s famous apples.  All materials and equipment are provided and the ticket price includes morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.

About the tutor:

Deborah Malcomson is a professional visual artist whose creative practice focuses on fine art painting, drawing, print and mixed media.  Deborah trained as a painter at the University of Ulster where she received a 1st class (BA Hons) in Fine and Applied Arts. Since then, she has worked as a freelance artist and tutor on a wide range of creative community projects, public art projects and gallery outreach programmes. Currently, she works as a Project Coordinator for Arts in Motion in Craigavon and leads creative engagement programmes for young people at the FE Mc William Gallery in Banbridge.