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Haida Gwaii Arts Council

Loosen Up! Workshop with Alison Watt


March 24th, 9am - 5pm, Bill Reid Room, Haida Heritage Center

Alison Watt, Loosen Up! Workshop Saturday, March 24th 9AM - 5PM 

Workshop Description:

One of the most common comments I hear from students is “I’d like to loosen up in my painting. ” In this demo I will work with mixed media including charcoal pencil, oil pastel, India ink, and acrylic inks, using brushes, twigs, dip pens, resist, printing, collage, liquid acrylic paint on illustration board and watercolour paper.

This demo is designed to introduce you to some exercises, techniques and materials to help you break out of old habits, loosen up your work and find the fun in painting again. Starting with photographic images, we will explore the process of abstraction, as well as techniques and materials which may be integrated with a more representational painting practice.

Provided: -pencils (2B, 3B), -one 1/2 sheet of 140 lb. artist's quality Watercolour paper, one 16” x 20” piece of illustration board. -a roll of drawing paper -charcoal charcoal pencil, oil pastel, India ink, acrylic paints and acrylic inks, resist, pens, a selection of watercolour and acrylic brushes

Students bring: -a selection of brushes (watercolour and acrylic rounds and flats, from 3,6, 10, 12 if you have them). -any favourite photos of tide pools, or marine life. 

Register online @ www.hgartscouncil.ca/all-islands-art-show/

March 18th Deadline to register EXTENDED TO MARCH 22ND!

Limited to 20 participants

Cost  $40

Payment options: E-tranfer to info@hgartscouncil.ca (include your name in notes + use AIAS as the password) Cheques made out to the Haida Gwaii Arts Council (in person* or by mail PO Box 35) - write workshop in the notes

For more information: allislandartshow@gmail.com or 250.559.4649



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