Learn Expressive Mark Making with Amarjeet Nandhra

Amarjeet Nandhra

3 Feb - 10 Feb

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Course Fee: Full Price £150 : Retiree Price £135 : Concession Price £110

Class details

Learn Expressive Mark Making with Amarjeet Nandhra is a two day course. If you want to free your attitude towards drawing, this course is ideal.


3 & 10 February

10.30am – 3pm

Course Fee: Full Price £150 : Retiree Price £135 : Concession Price £110

We’ve limited the course to eight participants

Artists use marks and expressive qualities in many different ways. During this two day course we aim to free and liberate your attitude towards drawing so you can create a series of expressive and experimental drawings.

We’ll play with materials such as inks, graphite and bleach and techniques like piercing and frottage. You will create wonderful abstract marks and textures by working from personal objects. Not sure what objects to bring? Think of items that has an interesting surface and marks like jewellery, shells or natural forms.

By the end of the course we shall have produced some innovative mixed media experiments.

No matter what stage you are at in your artistic journey, you can learn Expressive Mark Making; it is suitable for all levels of experience. It’s a great opportunity for you to have fun, explore your creativity and share ideas with other artists.

We provide light refreshments throughout the day, but please bring your lunch. Or you could visit our neighbouring cafes in Dickens Yard – there are lots to choose from.


We will provide the following materials and equipment:

  • A4 good quality white cartridge paper
  • A range of other papers, shiny, matt, brown paper
  • Small round and rectangular white sticky labels
  • Marker pens / biro
  • A basic range of inks and acrylic paints
  • Water based ink ( Quink works best)
  • Bleach
  • Water pots
  • Paint palettes and brushes
  • Masking tape
  • Awl and large needles
  • A range of threads
  • Stapler
  • A range of mark making tools such as bamboo pen , cola pen, pipettes, small nib bottles
  • Pencils – soft 4B – 9B, and /or graphite stick

Participants to bring:

  • Personal objects to inform your drawings
  • Alternative papers if you want to try other types. Please note that light weight paper will buckle and is not suitable.
  • A selection of small sticky labels – circle, square any shape – if you want something different to what we provide
  • Oil pastels / Coloured pencils ( ink tense , aquarelle )
  • A range of inks and /or acrylic paints if you are working with colours relevant to your objects


Course Details

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 3 Feb - 10 Feb
Thursday 10:30 am
Fees: Course Fee: Full Price £150 : Retiree Price £135 : Concession Price £110

About the tutor

Amarjeet Nandhra

Amarjeet Nandhra is a practising artist, with training in Graphic Communication,
Print and Textile Art. She has also worked as an Art Director on various independent
short films. As a freelance tutor and lecturer, she has taught a range of courses;
printmaking, mixed media and textiles, at Diploma level, City & Guilds and in Adult
Education. Her teaching career expands over 25 years. Amarjeet is also a member
of Studio 21 textile art and (TSG)Textile Study Group, two of the most exciting textile
art groups.

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