Poetry of decay - a mixed media workshop with Christine Chester
This four day mixed media course with artist Christine Chester is an extended version of her original workshop and will introduce you to some materials and processes that will help you to create rich and textured surfaces based on the inspiration found in your own photographs.
Working first on paper and then on fabric you will experiment with a variety of media including paints, inks, dyes, oil pastel, puff binder, bronzing and rusting powders and techniques such as flour paste resist, space dyeing, gel transfer, Bondaweb, and acrylic breakdown.
You will be encouraged to use your own mark making tools creating repetitive marks whilst producing a series of small paper based studies enabling you to layer experiments quickly, creating an understanding of your materials that you can then take on to work on more considered pieces on fabric and adding more texture with machine and hand stitch.
Towards the end of the course there will be an emphasis on composition and combining photos, card and fabric pieces to create small book forms that will provide a record of your experiments.
Date: Tuesday 18th to Friday May 2021 (4 days)
The studio will be open from 9.15am and the workshop will start at 9.30am until 4.30pm (ish) each day.
Cost: £420 (this includes some materials)
A £210 deposit will secure your place.
There will be home made biscuits with morning coffee, a light seasonal lunch and an enticing cake with a pot of afternoon tea.