Drawing & Painting in Ink is a three week course led by experienced artist and educator, Andrea Tierney.
Wednesdays 2 – 5pm
7 – 21 October 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 and perhaps be inspired to take part in the Inktober 2020 Challenge.
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 small still life with fruit.
Workshop 2 : By learning how to sketch your street, you will learn how to combine drawing and painting in ink, how to dilute the ink to achieve the effect you want and layering techniques.
Workshop 3 : Landscapes encompass so many aspects; from clouds to perspective; painting and drawing to layering.
This course 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
- 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.