Date: Sat 14 and Sun 15 Nov
Time: 10.30 am start Sat; 12.30 start Sun
Venue: York Art Gallery
This 2-day (8 hrs) workshop will allow you to explore the use of mixed media techniques in creating effective fur and feather textures in your artworks.
Drawing inspiration from the collection of the York Museum Trust & the taxidermy in the exhibition: The Lumber Room: Unimagined Treasures, curated by York artist Mark Hearld, we will explore and apply a variety of drawing and painting techniques using: watercolours, water-soluble crayons, pen and ink, and other colour media e.g. colour pencils, pastels etc in our bid to visually evoke the “feel of fur n’ feather”!
In addition, we will use more contemporary approaches such as gesso, and texturing mediums with our paints/ paper, as well as basic printing methods to further experiment with textural techniques.
Please bring drawing/paint media you wish to use (& any referred to in the course description above if you have them)
Also paper (cartridge / watercolour as appropriate), sketchbook, brushes, palette, water pot, and a sharp craft knife.
N.B. Some media and tools will be available for learners to use, however, it is suggested that learners bring a range of media with them, so that they can experiment on the day.
If learners wish to attend without any materials, a charge of £3 – £5 will be made for the use of tutor’s media.
Photographic resources of animals may also be used if you wish to bring them.
Refreshments will be available to purchase; a packed lunch would be advisable.
Also at the Art Gallery
Date: Wed 18 Nov : 12.30 – 1.30pm
The Lumber Room, free talk by Mark Hearld. No need to book. Admission fees apply.
Date: Fri 27 Nov : 2.00pm – 3.00pm
The Collector’s eye, free talk by collector Anthony Shaw. No need to book. Admission fees apply.