MARBLING WORKSHOP. January 13th 2013


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Sunday 13th January 2012

1pm to 4pm
at Forth Art Studio, 51 George St, Forth
Cost $45 includes materials tea/coffee.
Floating paints or dyes on a fluid and dragging a feather or comb through creates wonderful patterns. This is the basis of marbling. At a bookmaking workshop some participants used paper I had marbled on the inside covers …. that was the birthplace of this workshop as some want to learn this ancient craft. What paints/dyes to use, what to use as a base so the paint does not sink…. you will learn these things at this workshop and go away with some marbled paper, envelopes, writing set, maybe a blown marbled egg, a pencil, box, handkerchief…….

Brush painting


Based on principles of sumi-e at my recent workshop the aim was to encourage participants to make varied brush strokes and create works that were fluid.  I did show some traditional Sumi e strokes but with the limited time of a single day workshop thought “giving permission” to develop their own was valuable… and more creative. Numerous brushes were tried (including the one all loved which I made some 10 years ago from part of a feather… it is brilliant!) and loading of a soft sumi e brush  was demonstrated. The advantage of solid ink stick and grinding stone was experienced. We also played with ink and water on yupo after watching my dvd of freestyle Sumi e from a Japanese master. Looking back we covered a lot in a dayIMG_1611 IMG_1612 IMG_1613 IMG_1614 IMG_1615 IMG_1616

Jane eperimented with working on wood. She had even prepared the surface with different finishes. This is a meditation stool.

Jane eperimented with working on wood. She had even prepared the surface with different finishes. This is a meditation stool.

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Stephen made some lovely free flowing marks... just beautiful

Stephen made some lovely free flowing marks… just beautiful

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Caught on camera... and I was holding the brush low as I concentrated

Caught on camera… and I was holding the brush low as I concentrated

we had lots of variations on bamboo... practise needed to perfect ... but these are creatively different

we had lots of variations on bamboo… practise needed to perfect … but these are creatively different

dragonfly and iris Cockroach

using the rake brush can create echidna spikes. Not really Suumi e but all about exploring brushmarks

using the rake brush can create echidna spikes. Not really Suumi e but all about exploring brushmarks

Ink on yupo

BRUSH PAINTING WORKSHOP


This is really about mark making. Much of the fun in painting for me comes from varying the marks/brushstrokes on the painting surface. Sumi E is a wonderful way to explore this.

December 2nd …….. brush painting workshop.

Forth Art Studio 51 George St FORTH.

Starts 10a.m. Finish 3 p.m.

$45 for full day All materials included. includes tea/coffee but byo lunch.

Also called Sumi E, Chinese Brush Painting or Japanese Ink painting. Especially good for watercolourists and anyone who wants to learn some Zen art principles. Understand brush selection and explore descriptive and evocative mark-making with a brush and ink/paint. Good drawing skills are not needed as they can be an advantage but sometimes a disadvantage… Come and learn why.

Image glass sculpture with sumi E figures

Evelyn Antonysen

Acrylics workshop November


CREATIVE ART WORKSHOP…. Painting with Acrylics

Acrylics are the most versatile art medium. In this workshop participants will be limited to 6 to ensure maximum individual tuition. Bring an idea, photo, object on which you want to base your painting. We will discuss the style that would suit you and I will assist in achieving this. Cost $45 plus materials (or bring your own). Cost of materials will vary depending on the size of work, type of support, use of mediums such as flow medium and modelling compound. You only pay for what you use and have access to a wide range of texturing and other acrylic mediums.

Where… Forth Art Studio, 51 George St, Forth                                                                                                                     When….Sunday 25th November, from 10a.m  (suggested finish 4pm)                                                                    Tutor….. Evelyn Antonysen                                                                                                                                                           Bookings…. 64282675 or 0419282673

Burnie Beach Watercolour workshop


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I can’t believe that it has been over two weeks aince I have posted. I have been “artying” but also the nice weather has lured me into the garden. On Saturday I took a workshop in free style watercolour at Burnie Makers Workshops. It has been a busy month in Burnie with Burnie Shines festivities. For this workshop the primary aim was for participants to lay broad washes without fussing… not an easy task for most as we have been so taught to keep pushing things to make it go right!

Then in the foreground we added some rocks and texture. The feel was to be coast/beach but the location was unimportant. Only a 2.5 hour session so there was a lot to cover. I was particularly impressed with the rocks they created, allowing the colours (we only used 4 or 5) to shine through without churning into mud. The textural effects they created were great.

One of the uploaded pics is a photo of the beach at Burnie. We took a stroll there to absorb the atmosphere and set the mind onto beach mode (though this photo was taken the week before when there was a bit more drama in the sky).

October Workshops


BURNIE SHINES workshops. Drawing and Painting….. Beach Combers Collections. Including using Inktense Pencils. Draw and paint shells, rock, seaweed with tutor Evelyn Antonysen. Sunday October 7th. Book at the Makers Workshop. Also on Saturday September 13th Free flow wet-in-wet watercolour (beach) and Sunday 14th a little bit of Zen doing Sumi E (Chinese brush painting). Learn how to handle a brush with sensitivity to make a wide variety of marks. Grind your own Sumi Ink.