Full fee: £15.00 | Over 65s: £13.50 | Benefit: £12.00
Tutor: Lucy Oates
This is an online workshop. Please check material lists section below for extra details.
We will have fun and get creative in this supportive online space. Playing and exploring textures and mark making to unlock creativity. The workshop is for those who are open to experimentation and trying out new ways of working, not afraid to risks. The workshop will cover making our own tools to make marks out of recycled and found materials. We will be using found materials to construct our own 'paint brushes' . We will be using recycled card to create our own 'lino' printing devices.
There will be a focus on the textures one can generate from found materials and the tools they have made in the workshop. We will do a series of exercises with our mark making tools once made to really loosen up ideas for further experimentation beyond the workshop, if the pupils wish to continue afterwards. If comfortable with sharing images the tutor will invite students to email photographs of the work made in the workshop, so she can share with the other students, acting as a virtual gallery.
Students will be sent an email link to the Zoom class between 1 to 3 days before the class starts.
Material List: A selection of card/paper/sketchbooks to make marks on. Acrylic or gouache paint to paint with your new mark making tools A selection of coloured pencils Scissors Glue Sellotape Old sticks (from parks/gardens) or these could be chopsticks String Two types of recycled cardboard- old cereal boxes and slightly thicker cardboard with texture (any amazon or old postage box will do) Recycled materials from your recycling ( you do not have to collect these all, you can collect a minimum of 3 to get you started: - Bottle caps - String/netting from fruit - Foil - Tin can lids - Newspaper/magazines - Corks (from wine) - Bubble wrap -Anything else you come across you think has an interesting texture or form. You will receive an email directly from the tutor with a link to attend the meeting ahead of your class. Please ensure you book with your current email address. As this is online please ensure you have internet connection and Zoom uploaded on either a computer or tablet. Ensure you have a work space to create from for this artsy project.
Please note: All 10, and 12 week courses have a half term break in the middle. For term dates please visit our ‘Contact us’ page. We are not open on bank holiday Monday’s and any class that falls on these days will be made up at the end of term.
Please see full terms and conditions for more information.
If a course has already started please call the office as it may be possible to join after the start date. This may only be possible if the course is not already full, if it is not disruptive for the other students and you are aware that you have missed a percentage of the course and the tutor will not have time to catch you up. This will be at discretion of the Folk House. We run our courses termly, so it might be best to start at the beginning of the course.