Introduction to Ink Painting and Gold Leaf
Saturday Sep 14
An introduction to the main principles of ink painting and the central role of water to compose a balanced artwork. Discover ‘wet on wet’ and ‘wet on dry’ techniques, layering and using gold leaf. Includes tips for ink management, brush and paper qualities, how to use negative and positive space. Material required.
PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING:
– A4 and A3 watercolour paper sheets
– small rounded or pointy brushes (1 for ink, 1 for glue), 2 large flat brushes (for water and ink)
– black acrylic ink (https://www.artshedonline.com.au/atelier-250ml-black-ink/)
– Gold leaf and gold leaf glue (https://www.artshedonline.com.au/?rf=kw&kw=gilding)
– apron, rags, absorbant towel paper, newspaper to protect the working surface
– a few large containers (reuse take away containers!) and 1 small container for ink (reuse a bottle plastic lid)
In the morning, you will discover ‘wet on wet’ and ‘wet on dry’ techniques, and will experiment through layering effects to create light and darkness. You will also discover various texture rendering techniques to add depth and value to your art.
In the afternoon, you will be introduced to gold leaf. You will also create your own art work(s). A short and casual display will be organised by the end of the workshop, for everyone to enjoy each others’ work
This workshop also includes tips for ink management, brush and paper qualities, how to use negative and positive space efficiently.
By the end of the 6 hours workshop you will have produced:
– a series of techniques on an A4 watercolour paper (to which you will be able to refer to in the future)
– a series of A3 paintings with your own art.
Here are a few links to videos of previous workshops and demonstration for people to get an idea of what we will do together