Painting with Inks

Tutor: Ian Scott Massie

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

All Levels

Typically for a max of 12 people.

Full Day

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The huge range of inks available offers a tremendous opportunity to artists. Rich colour, interesting textures and great ease of use make this medium a fascinating one to explore. The course will explore the different properties of acrylic and fountain pen ink and show ways to create stunning pictures.

– Learn about the properties and uses of different inks
– Learn how to use and mix different inks
– Create a variety of painterly effects using inks

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

Painting boards and water jars will be provided but, if you have a support you normally use, please bring it.
A selection of watercolour brushes plus a dip pen.
A pencil, rubber and sketch pad.
Masking tape and masking fluid.
Any acrylic inks you may have. We will also have some available.
A bottle of Quink black fountain pen ink.
A bottle of masking fluid.
At least five sheets of good quality watercolour paper - no smaller than 10” x 8” of at least 140 lb. (The weight is usually given on the cover of a pad.) We will be doing some fairly wet work so the heavier the paper the better - these techniques demand much of the paper and avoid Crimson & Blake or Crawford & Black have proved unequal to the task on previous workshops. If you have stretched your paper beforehand (something Scott doesn't do) please bring some unstretched sheets as well.

“Everyone friendly and supportive. feel OK about not being very good and there were techniques I could actually go home and reproduce. I am inspired to carry on and come back!!”

– Ann

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