Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances, Fran and Mark Burgum had to cancel their workshop. Carol stepped in and led a workshop giving a lot of Hints and Tips to improve our pencil drawing and sketching. She brought in many different examples and ideas to work from to practice the techniques.
Black ink and bleach
The workshop on 19th May was organised and led by Louise. She explained the technique of bleach painting and brought in some excellent examples of her work. We wore aprons and protective gloves. Everyone found the process fascinating and some of the results are amazing.
Show and tell
Following on from our AGM, members brought in a piece/pieces of work they had completed in the last 12 months to show and talk about to the group. Members presented their subject matter, what inspired them, how they felt trying out new mediums and techniques etc. It was a truly inspiring and interesting morning.
A Right Royal Portrait
In celebration of the forthcoming Coronation we attempted to create a portrait or picture connected with this special event. Cakes were provided which certainly helped with our creativity!
A is for Alphabet
And B is for Book.
The workshop, led by Lynda, was about creating an altered book using alphabet stamps, inks, paints, photos etc. This is a recognised art form where an old book is transformed into a new book. Members were asked to bring in a small, unwanted book and Lynda brought in many ideas, examples and items they could use. Some very interesting work was produced.