The medium of ink is a bridge between drawing and painting - it allows enormous variety of individual expression. It has a long tradition in the visual arts, in China, inks were being made as early as 2,550 BC and in ancient Egypt reed pens were used for both writing and drawing. Ink is often a popular choice of medium for the illustrator and graphic artist, as the dynamic and spontaneous properties of ink are very attractive. Black Indian ink is the most commonly known ink, but there are an array of inks available in art stores that come in a range of vibrant colours - both permanent and non-permanent.
In my classes we explore mark making using typical tools such as dip pens and brushes - using Indian ink. Students learn techniques, choose different subjects and introduce some mixed media. This medium satisfies people who both love detail or enjoy an expressive quality to their work.
1 day workshops - $40 per person - includes some materials and morning & afternoon teas. 2 day workshops - $70 pp. I can run workshops for groups or businesses both in and outside the Wairarapa region. Maximum 12 people per class.