Discover your creativity using ink with Andrea Tierney

Course Details

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 2 Dec - 16 Dec
Wednesday 9:30 am
Fees: £60 (£45 Concessions)

Discover your creativity using ink in a three week course led by experienced artist and educator, Andrea Tierney.

Wednesdays 9.30am – 12.30pm

2 – 16 December inclusive

Course Fee: £60 adults (£45 concessions)

Using ink in art has been a popular technique throughout the ages : Rembrandt and Turner used it, as did Van Gogh. The process combines the techniques of drawing and painting in a simple but effective way.

During this three week course, you will learn how to master the techniques of drawing and painting in ink.

Workshop 1 : In the first session we look at the basics of drawing, mark making and shading with a nib pen and ink. We focus on contrast, tone, negative space, line and area by creating a floral still life.

Workshop 2 : By learning how to draw a portrait, you will learn how to combine drawing and painting in ink. You will learn how to dilute the ink to achieve the effect you want combined with layering techniques.

Workshop 3 : We combine drawing and painting in ink, practicing texture techniques. We look at figures in an interior setting.

Discover your creativity using ink is course which is suitable for beginners as well as those who have some experience of drawing & painting in ink. In each workshop you learn techniques and work on a composition.

You will need to provide your own materials for this course.

  • Bottle of black permanent (waterproof) ink
  • Watercolour brushes sizes 4 & 6
  • Dip Pen Nib for drawing (not calligraphy) and nib-holder
  • Medium weight Cartridge paper (120gsm), A4 or A3
  • HB Pencil, rubber, sharpener
  • Palette
  • Apron or old shirt

About the Tutor

Andrea Tierney is a practising artist with a training in Fine Art, Digital media and Textile Design. She has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad and worked in artist residencies in Italy, the Czech Republic and Austria.
For 15 years she worked as art teacher in High Schools and as visiting artist in Primary and High Schools as well as taught Life Drawing and Drawing and Painting in Adult Education.