Information Sheet       Abstracted Land and Changing the Surface

Tutor      Amanda Hislop

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Day 1

‘Abstracted land…..’

A design workshop using drawn lines, colour washes, wax resist, collage and folding techniques to free up and create expressive compositions for development into stitch. Using the landscape as a starting point work loose expressive mark making using a combination of drawn marks and torn collage work to create dynamic simplified compositions which can be fragmented using folding techniques to generate surprising abstract compositions.

Day 2

‘Changing the surface’

An experimental workshop to explore the use of collage and layering with papers, fabric, gesso, acrylic paint and mediums to integrate texture into the surface of art work, creating surfaces for stitch and mixed media work.

Using weathered and worn surfaces as a source to inspire; develop your own personal material using sketchbooks, drawings, paintings and photographs as a starting point for the creation of textured surfaces. You will produce a set of experimental pieces, with suggestions given to extend these ideas into finished art work.

Experience level: any

Class fees:  £110

Class size: 6-8

Dates: This is a two day course on Thursday 25th May 2017 and Friday 26th May 2017 from 10.00 – 16.00

Additional information: Amanda will return to the Granary Studio in September to teach ‘Sketchbooks as a Rich Resource’  28,29,30 Sept 2017

Student Requirements:   

Here is a list of the materials Amanda will supply- for this she charges £6 per student for the two days .
Bag of papers
Bag of threads/fibres,
Muslin scrim and cotton fabric scraps.
Drawing paper A3
Tissue paper
Conservation tissue and Tea bag paper- small sheets
PVA glue
CMC- cellulose paste
Acrylic paints
Drawing ink and procion dyes
Koh I nor waterbased dye palettes
Candle wax
Markal paint stiks and oil pastels etc.
Palette knives & credit card paint spatulas & cola pens
Neutral sewing threads
Surfaces to work on, cotton, muslin and brown paper etc.
natural materials, 
acrylic paint, 
walnut ink.
Students should bring:
  •  Inspirational material relating to landscapes and elements of weathered and worn surfaces within the landscape to use as a starting point.
  • A sketchbook and drawing materials of choice, include drawing pens of various thicknesses.
  • A collection of brushes.
  •  Needles for hand stitch into paper, this is optional, (neutral threads will be supplied.)
  • Scissors
  • Cheap baby wipes for cleaning hands etc.
  • Apron/overall and plastic gloves if you wish to use them.
  • A hairdryer is useful 
  • Lunch, there is a microwave available for students to use