Harbours and Boats
Using simplification, mark-making and a loose impressionistic approach we will learn how to tackle a busy subject and make it manageable!
We will create a collaged ground using text, tissue and patterned papers as the starting point for our image. We will then work over this with layers of acrylic paint - spattering, dripping, and scraping to create a loose impression of a harbour scene, adding more collage elements as we need them.
Further layers of paint, simple ways to depict boats and adding detail and linework with pen, ink and pastel make the whole image come alive. A fun mixed media approach suitable for beginners and anyone wanting to work in a free and forgiving way… if you don’t like a bit just cover it up with more collage!
What to bring: Heavy watercolour paper (approx. 350gsm) or mountboard / back of sketchpad (painted white if you’re using this) or MDF (painted white).
Lightweight patterned & plain papers for collage - whatever you have. Drawing pencil, Waterproof fineliner pen in a dark colour or dark acrylic ink and a dip pen or fine brush. A waterproof white pen or ink would be useful but not essential (Posca pens are great). Oil pastels / wax crayons - whatever you have (don’t buy specially). Acrylic matt medium (the gel sort, not the fluid medium– Winsor & Newton, Pebeo & Liquitex all make one).
Acrylic paints – whatever you have – if buying specially just buy primary colours and white. Mixing palette, brushes (whatever you have), kitchen sponge, small offcuts off cardboard / old credit card / small roller if you have one (not essential). Kitchen roll, water pot, Scissors & craft knife.
Found objects for printing such as bubble wrap, ribbed card, anything with an interesting texture or pattern (wallpaper, food packaging etc). Inspiration / source material / sketches of landscapes (the tutor will also bring some images as starting points).
Included on the day:
- Any other materials not specified for the students to bring
- Expert tuition
- 1 to 1 guidance
- Detailed demonstrations
- A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes
And of course you take your wonderful creations from the day. If you share any photographs of your day here and/or your finished work, we’d love to see them so please tag us @micklemsfarmcreativeworkshops or use the hashtag #micklemsfarmcreativeworkshops.
Terms - Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you cancel your booking, we are unable to offer a refund. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us using the contact page on the Micklems Farm website. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid.
Number of students: 10