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.
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.
Lynda and Philip led a workshop on marbling on 4th November. All materials were provided, we just had to bring an apron.
There were different coloured ink paints with pipettes, tubs filled with a special clear solution, various materials such as paper, cards, toothpicks, forks etc. Lynda talked through the cards, booklets, decorations etc she had made as examples of what can be done using the marbling technique then gave a demo.
Lynda placed small drops of different coloured ink on the surface of the solution and created a design using a toothpick. She placed a piece of card on the surface and then took it out to dry. The result is quite striking.
Dennis organised and led an Ebru workshop, which is the Turkish way of marbling using black ink.
We all had great fun creating different designs.
Chinese Brush workshop with Anne Allan
Once again the Halifax Art Society had a great morning, this time learning about Chinese art.
Anne Allan showed us how to grind down Chinese ink sticks with a drop of water, instead of using cheap ready-made Chinese painting colours. She had brought many of her brushes along, all made with real hair, some with goat hair or some even from chicken feathers. We were amazed at the lovely point they all make when wet.
In the workshop we tried our own skills on fine Chinese paper. You just drew a quick wet line and could tear the paper. Some created wonderful birds or even an eagle.
On the 20th April Tracey Krupianka will demonstrate a Scottish Scene using acrylics and a palette knife.