Watercolor and Ink
Come create several watercolor substrates for your ink drawings. Guests will explore various ways to achieve interesting textures, values and colors in their watercolor surfaces. Guest will also try playful ways of working with ink using traditional and nontraditional drawing tools and methods. Finally, we will combine these two mediums together. Many surprises await you!
Gesso and Charcoal
Black and white gesso creates a most sumptuous surface for drawing, especially with charcoal. Or perhaps you would prefer to draw first and see gesso as a painting medium to work into a drawing. We will explore charcoal pencils, vine charcoal and compressed charcoal. You can work on repurposed book pages or other various toothed paper. Simply divine!
Soft Pastel and Charcoal
Let’s play with the contrast of color and black and white. You can begin by drawing with tape, creating positive and negative spaces of color to inspire your drawing. Or just begin to blend and lay down a soft surface of color for your charcoal pencils. Either way you start you’ll find the possibilities endless and the journey rewarding even if a bit messy, but FUN!
Gelli Plate Printing for Collage
We will create between 10-12 Gelli Plate prints on a variety of surfaces. Those prints will then be used to cut and combine with each other and other found collage materials to make several finished pieces. Guest will get hooked in seeing the wide range of possibilities through Gelli Plate printing.
INK, ACRYLIC, AND COLLAGE
First, without the use of brushes, we will use scrappers to explore layers of ink and acrylic. Playing with the bodies of opaque v.s. transparent, guest will create multiple abstract compositions. With half a dozen or so compositions, guest with play off these surfaces using traditional and non-tradition drawing tools and ink. A heavy body acrylic may also be used to define shape and and bring out desired forms. Lastly, a variety of collage material will be available.
Watercolor and Acrylic
The dance between watercolor and acrylic’s transparent washes and opaque forms will delight and inspire you! We will divide our papers into two groups to start with, one starts with watercolor, the other using acrylics. Then we will play with the opposite on top. As the pieces become more refined both mediums can be used simultaneously until the desired effects are reached.