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PRACTICEXPERIMENT is artist-educator Puy Soden’s new programme of events to enable more people to access experimental, process-led art-making. These day workshops are for anyone looking to learn about art-making processes and to enjoy experimenting with materials and methods in a fun, relaxed, supportive space.

There are four different workshops that repeat and alternate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in August 2021. Each workshop focuses on the 'how' of art-making, and encourages participants to test methods and materials which are new to their practice. This listing is for the 4th in the series: FIGURE-GROUND.

I believe that the figure-ground function is the fundamental issue of painting. By exploring how figure-ground relationships can change around in the perception of artworks, a new world of painting/art-making possibilities will open up to those who attend this workshop. Participants will be given the opportunity to learn how the image and the background relate through three-dimensional experiments, colour theory tests, and their own practice-led experiments using materials of their choice. Context: various artworks from prehistoric cave paintings to the present day.

In addition to the materials provided, participants are encouraged to bring their own art-making supplies, materials, sketchbooks, and any sources of inspiration.

The workshops run from 10am to 3pm and cost £48 per person per day. Materials are provided as well as safety equipment when appropriate (gloves, goggles, dust masks). The venue is a town-centre location. Unfortunately, due to Covid 19 protocol, refreshments cannot be offered. However, there are plenty of places nearby to buy food and drink.

Covid-19 distancing and sanitisation procedures in place.



  • Delivered In-Person

  • All levels


Unit 16, Piazza Shopping Centre, Princess Alexandra Walk, HD1 2RS, Huddersfield, United Kingdom

About Puy Soden

Puy Soden
Puy Soden

Puy is an artist specialised in painting materials, methods and processes, offering unique art-making workshops in Huddersfield. 

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