inks, resists, gold leaf, wax resist, stained glass

BANISH THOSE WINTER BLUES

Exploring Drawing using Oil Pastels, Inks and Experimental Media

Tutor: Adrienne Craddock

Saturday 21st March 10am-4pm £62

Materials included 

Discover the beauty of drawing in a free manner. Adrienne will introduce you to all sorts of exciting media to further explore drawing. Depict both the real and the imagined using uninhibited drawing skills. This drawing workshop will be a playful experiment with oil pastels, wax and ink and a chance to experiment with the different effects you can achieve with these products.

Landscape subjects, still life or even illustrative characters from medieval bestiary all make excellent choices for your subject matter.

This class is also an opportunity to develop your own sketchbook work. Explore the use of colourful and dynamic wax resist surfaces. If you happen to have some inks, metallic leaf, oil waxes or similar hiding in your art box do bring them along.There will also be plenty interesting unusual materials in the studio for you to use.

A variety of interesting paper is supplied for your use, as well as inks and wax.

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etching, edition, saline, Outward Bound,

SALINE ETCHING

Sorry this course is cancelled due to Covid19 - hopefully we will be able to  run it at  later date

Saline Etching on Aluminium

A safer, less toxic way to Etch

Tutor: Jill Barneby

Saturday 25st and Sunday 26th April 10am-4pm on both days

£120 for the weekend, all materials are provided.

This is a great course for newcomers or returners to etching. Using aluminium and a saline solution you will learn the principles of etching. Learn all of the basics for preparing the etching plates, applying a waxed ground, drawing the image through the wax to enable you to etch the line. Adding tone and retaining light areas with an aquatint process will also be covered.

Over the two days you will be able to make one or two etching plates and print an edition of your images. Jill will show you how to use different colours on the same plate as well as adding rolled-over colour to your image. 

Bring source material - sketches, photographs etc. It will be helpful to you if these are in black and white. Simple greyscale images will help you to identify the lights and darks when working on tonal areas of your etching plate. Keep images to under A5 please. Pictures can be any aspect, the matter of size is to enable two or three students to have etching plates in the mordant at the same time.

If you are making a landscape or using text in your image please bring a mirror version of the image if you are able to do so.

Image: Outward Bound, Jill Barneby

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collagraph, intaglio, printmaking, print, texture

TEXTURAL COLLAGRAPH PRINTS

Sorry this course date is cancelled due to Covid 19 

Make interesting textural prints

Tutor: Jill Barneby

Saturday 28th March 10am-4pm £62

All materials included

First make your print matrix by making areas of different textures and marks.

Beginners: Yes, you can do this! We will stick to using simple textures and techniques. Pieces of mountcard are used as a base, add texture to this, add something shiny to make light areas or maybe remove some of the surface for dark areas. Mark making ideas include using some pre-patterned items, try borrowed texture from wallpaper, make marks with roulette wheels, knitting needles, etching points as well as trying various tools from the garage. Flat head screwdrivers, nail punches, small hammers, sandpaper are all possible 'drawing' tools for your collagraph plates.

More experienced collagraph printmakers: add new textures to your lines, make very dark as well as really light contrasting areas, try out those roulette wheels, pop in some collage. Good results can appear from layering different media. Raid the kitchen drawer and shed for small tools to use for alternative mark makers.

We can be experimental. Collagraph printing is one of THE most versatile printmaking methods. There are literally hundreds of ways to make interesting marks to hold the luscious inks.

Do bring scraps of textured fabrics, papers, wrapping nets - they just need to be flat and will get covered in ink. If you've just had a 'Kondo moment' there will also be some mixed materials to work with in the studio.  

Earth and Water: Jill Barneby

Further courses will be added soon.

 

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