Tue, Aug 09|
Malvern Artists Society
Mix media Daintree Forest series
Suitable for all levels, this 6 class series focuses on endangered plants from the Daintree forest. It is ideal for artists interested to develop their mix media skills while also learning collage and natural dye making. There will be a lot of room for creativity and colour!
Time & Location
Aug 09, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Malvern Artists Society, 1297-1299 High St, Malvern VIC 3144, Australia
About the event
This workshop series will encourage you to explore your own unique relationship with mix media including charcoal, ink, collage and natural dyes. You will learn how to create your own natural dyes from fresh fruits, vegetables, soil, herbs... There will be some cooking involved!
These media will be combined to paint Australian native ferns and plants from the Daintree forest. After learning a series of techniques, you will create your own art with the support of the artist Sofie.
WHO IS IT FOR
This workshop is for you if
- You are experimental, intuitive and desire to step outside of yourself and find new creative paths
- You want to build your mix media techniques and natural colour skills
- You are an experienced or an amateur artist willing to expand your own practice
- You are creatively independent and want to move beyond the fundamentals of colour theory
The workshop is not intended to teach you colour theory or mix media the traditional way. It is not about showing you how to replicate another artist's artworks or to produce hyper realistic paintings.
PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING
Pigmented black and white ink
1 bottle of each (smaller quantities are fine too)
Watercolour paper sheets (A3, smooth/hot press, 270-300gsm)
https://www.artshedonline.com.au/arches-watercolour-pad-a5-185gsm-15-sheet-medium-c https://www.artshedonline.com.au/canson-heritage-watercolour-paper-block-23x31cm-30~8285 https://www.artshedonline.com.au/valero-mixed-media-pad-a4-200gsm-100-sheet
Please choose one option from the above links
Bring paper you also have at home on the first day, we will see together which ones can be used in this series
a minimum of
2 small pointy brushes for detailing (one for black, one for white)
1 small and 1 medium mop or calligraphy brushes
1 large and 1 extra large brushes
1 bottle + 1 brush for glue (flat, acrylic, not too big, about nb 3)
as well as scissors, a cutting board and a stanley knife
Bring some containers that don't leak so you can bring home the dyes you will have cooked.
And don't forget:
- notebook + pen + HB or 2B pencil
- wear dark clothes
Malvern Artists Society member ticket