Wild Flower Meadows in Ink & Coloured Pencil

Enjoy recreating the natural profusion of wildflower meadows using mark making in ink, vibrant coloured pencil and embossing and lifting techniques. Some experience of coloured pencil work and composition is useful but not essential and will suit all abilities. Inspirational images and examples of meadow flora will be provided.  A rewarding and enjoyable two day workshop.
10 am - 4.30 pm each day.  Lunches and refreshments included.
 
 
What to bring
Any coloured pencils, but preferably artists’ quality for ease of application and lightfastness.
Faber-Castell Polychromos are very good as a starter and their watercolour versions can be used dry.
An HB graphite pencil
A good pencil sharpener with a very sharp blade
Erasers - putty and plastic

Waterproof Indian ink pens – 1 fine and 1 medium will do, but the choice is wide
Faber Castell Pitt artist pens (SX, S, F, M) are available in black, sepia and sanguine and in sets
Staedtler pigment liner pens are also good and have several sizes (0.5, 0.3, 0.1 and ultra fine 0.05)
A sketch pad or cartridge paper for preliminary drawings

Small sheet of tracing paper

Paper of your choice. Bristol board such as Strathmore Series 300 smooth
or Fabriano 5 paper if you like a slight texture
Drawing board and a spare piece of cartridge or card to put under your work
Extras -
Masking tape/Ruler/Small spoon/Scalpel
Do bring any photos of meadows that you have. It is always preferable to work on landscape that you have walked yourself or observed, as you will have absorbed something of the mood and looked at the plants. If you need inspiration the tutor will also bring some images.
 
 

Venue: 
Goodnestone Park Gardens, SE Kent
Price: 
£210 incl;udes lunches & refreshments
Date: 
20 & 21 June 2018
Tutor: 
Helen Hanson
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