• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Drawing

Investigate a centuries-old and graphically exciting medium. This workshop will focus on the use of India ink for drawing. India ink permits a huge range of possible textures and appearances, from ultra-crisp and graphically bold black and white images through to ultra-soft layers and veils of washes. Over the course of the workshop students will test out a variety of approaches to working with ink, both full-strength and using diluted washes. Techniques we will explore include: line drawing with different tools, methods of shading- hatching, cross-hatching, stippling, dry-brush drawing, using found materials, ink wash studies. As well as drawing demonstrations, students will have plenty of hands-on time to explore different techniques through still life and reference imagery of their choosing, and the last afternoon will include working with a model.


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Materials to Bring

  • 1 pad 18” x 24” cartridge paper (40 sheets)
  • One pad of medium-heavy paper suitable for mixed media/water media (18” x 24” or  Canson Watercolour paper, 140 lb. - 15” x 20” or 18” x 24” is good)
  • Canson XL Series Mixed Media 98 lb would do, but will buckle with washes. )
  • Small bottle of  India Ink (Speedball Super Black or similar)
  • Speedball Sketching pen set or equivalent
  • Small synthetic brush for water media (No. 2 or No. 3)
  • Feel free to bring along any other brushes or tools for water media that you have on hand.