Sue Dove

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Mixed Media Sketchbooks / Altered Books ***NEW CLASS***

A two day workshop  Wed & Thur 29&30 September 2021  10.00-16.00   £180     

Description 

Developing a sketchbook is not only a useful source of reference for your new ideas and images, but it can become a vital part of your practise as an Artist.
Once it becomes a regular exercise in your practise, it soon takes on a life of its own,somewhere you can work confidently and with abandonment.
Exploring different processes and experimenting with materials to develop images,both to take into your textiles, or finished pages in their own right.
These books soon become Art Pieces, valued for theirselves.
We will cover a range of techniques and procedures that l employ in my sketchbooks.

We will be monoprinting on fabric/ tissue paper and directly into out sketchbooks, using collage…magazines,old photographs,working with oil pastels and paint,inks and pens.

I will bring many of my own books to inspire and inform
Also we will create an Altered book, using a secondhand hardbacked book,again l will have many examples of my own for you to see.

Requirements 

Hardback sketchbook…preferably more than  one….as while something is drying in one book,you can be working in another …different sizes are good….3 if you have them………………………………..available for sale at the studio
I don’t personally use ring bound sketchbooks as l find they spine deteriorates as l fill them..and as they become artist books,they aren’t as solid and as l like to decorate the whole  cover,the spine gets in the way!

If you would like to start a recycled/altered book, please bring a secondhand hard backed book, preferably no smaller than about 8 inches

Art materials…pencils/ pens/ pencil crayons…..bring what you usually use..plus oil pastels( if you don’t have any ,don’t buy them,l have loads and will bring them for  you to use)
Acrylic paints…..definitely white and black.
PVA glue/ brush/ jam jar
Kitchen roll ………………………………………………………..supplied at the studio
Spare cartridge paper,small pad will do.
Tissue papers… patterned,coloured and white.
Old magazine…Gudrun mag if you have one!..for collage…
Photocopies of your work/ images of things that inspire you and any ideas for new work.
Old photos/ random bits of old work
Any interesting flattish bits and pieces that you like and have always wanted to use…
Sample of your current work.

Don’t forget your lunch as there is no shop in the village