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.