Creative Workshops and Courses, Harwich, Essex

Ailsa Lyn – Beginners and Intermediate Mixed Media Collage (Seascapes)***Only 4 Places Remaining***

£65.00 | 15th September - 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM | Spaces available: 4

Discover how to upcycle a multitude of often discarded, papers, previously rejected paintings and other materials into works of art. 

To begin, the class will decorate and prepare the papers brought to the workshop. While these are left to dry, Ailsa will give a brief demonstration of the processes she uses when creating a collage. She will explain her basic method , with plenty of hints on composition, balancing colours and simplifying the subject. The rest of the day will be about creating your own piece with lots of guidance and one to one tuition from Ailsa.

About the Artist

Ailsa Lyn is a mainly self-taught professional watercolour artist and has been painting in watercolour for over 25 years. Recently she has begun combining collage into her work, which adds interest and depth and takes her work in a more abstract direction. 

Ailsa exhibits throughout Suffolk, has been featured in ‘Artist and illustrator’ magazine and recently she was chosen as the front cover artist for the May 2017 issue of the SAA ‘Paint’ magazine. 

What you will need to bring

Reference picture’s to work from (if you have some, photo’s will be available if not.) 

Assorted papers for collage – bring a selection from magazines/newspapers, as well wrapping papers, acid free tissue papers, etc. Look for printed papers with interesting patterns.   

A3 size heavy cartridge pad or paper  

Medium sized ‘Pritt’ stick 

A range of paint brushes

Acrylic paints,

If you have them: inks, Oil Pastels or coloured marker pens

You may want to bring along an apron and disposable gloves 

All equipment and materials will be available to use or buy on the day, please contact us for more details.

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