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Shadows and Stories In The Folds – Workshop Wyn Vogel – Eckersley’s Gold Coast – Wednesday – 9th August 2023
August 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm AEST$88.00
Shadows and Stories in the Folds
This Workshop is designed to help you create stories with techniques you can use on any subject or genre of painting!
The Painting above – Climate Change is Stealing My Waratahs – was created by Artist Wyn Vogel – Australian Leader to FabrianoInAcquarello – Italy 2020 to tell the ‘Story’ and highlight the problems that Climate change is creating ….. a small protest on a global forum! This image incorporates the folds of the dress – as ‘Climate Change’ is personified here as a woman in her gardening boots and dress…. as you do!
For this Workshop we will set up a still life however, with objects that are easy to source and work through the concepts of painting folds in fabric, see the image below or you are welcome to bring your own materials and set up your own small ‘Still Life’ to paint!
My Chinese Kitchen
Materials to Bring:
- 1 sheet Arches 300gsm Watercolour Paper, OR
- Some 300gsm Arches pad or sheet paper to try out ideas – again experimental so these can be scraps from other Work if you have them!
Watercolour Paint – Watercolour Pencil Colours –
- Ultramarine Blue – Green Shade
- Cadmium Yellow – Deep
- Phthalo Blue
- Raw Sienna
- Quinacridone Gold or Australian Red Gold
- Alizarin Crimson and/or Deep Cadmium Red – or similar colours
- Black Waterproof Pigment Ink – bottle
- A nib pen to work your ink onto the paper
Brushes – at least those below –
but please bring whatever you have in your kit:
- 1 x 1/2 inch Angle cutter would be useful for these Folds
At Least 1 of each brush below – more will help you:
- 1 x wide wash brush – for wet work, and
- 1 x wide wash brush – Goat Hair recommended – for dry work
- 1 x Squirrel Needle point or Chinese style calligraphy brush for detailed line work and layering of your colours
- 1 x old kitchen spray bottle – washed out and ready to have clean water to spray across your paints – I recommend an old ‘Windex’ Bottle of similar to give you a good spray of water.
- a 2B pencil and if you would like a rubber
- Hair dryer to dry your work between layers
- Backing board to tape your sample papers down (core board or similar from Bunnings) and tape to manage your paper – we don’t use an easel we tape the paper to the backing board so we can move the paper and tilt or turn as needed to manage your paint and water.
Paper towel to wipe up your spills – BYO Lunch – tea and coffee – will be available on the mezzanine – BYO mug!
**refunds will be in full if we are notified 72 hours ahead of the Dates, we will withhold the card fee, but refund bookings notified within 24 hours of the Workshops – however, if there is a no-show on the day without notification, we will not refund the ticket at that time.