Time: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Venue: Babylon Gallery, Ely
Are you looking for further ways to develop your style and technique? To bring your page to light?
We can often impose constraints when using watercolour and we accept certain boundaries that are just waiting to be busted through. In this workshop Lesley will tap into a number of ways to get beyond these limitations by being intuitive and spontaneous with collage. Using painted papers, attendees will layer geometric shapes to create collages that are stunning in their simplicity. Paint your own papers or re-purpose scraps and snippets – this is a creative process, it is messy, unpredictable and beautiful. This workshop is suitable for those who are new to collage/mixed media but have experience of drawing techniques and painting and wish to build their confidence and unlock creative freedom in their work.
Participants need to bring:
Use what you have and experiment, but this is a gentle guide:
- 2 wooden boards
- Watercolour paper 300gsm
- Masking tape
- Water container
- Paper towels
- PVA glue or matt medium
- Acrylic ink
- Acrylic paints
- Watercolour/synthetic brushes
- Collage materials (old paintings, rice/tissue paper etc)
- Mark-making supplies e.g. water-soluble crayon, pastels, pencils etc
- Protective/old clothing
- Lunch and snacks (coffee, tea and water will be provided on arrival and again at lunch time)
The Society of East Anglian Watercolourists (SEAW) exhibition ‘Water Ways’ is at the Babylon Gallery from Friday 3rd September to Sunday 26th September 2021. The Gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm with free entry.