19th February - Kim Whitby
Ink As Wet Drawing
New location: Grange Park Community Centre
About the Artist
Kim draws and paints from life; frequently outdoors. She is happiest with work she makes directly in front of her subject, or en plein air. She has a particular attraction to things of historical or geographical interest, or places with some type of uniqueness. Drawing is a key part of her practice and she is intrigued by the ambiguous line between the act of drawing and that of painting. She is best known for her work in black ink, but also enjoys working in colour on both paper and with oil paint.
About the Workshop
Kim will introduce you to her way of working with ink on this fast paced intensive day of learning. She will explain her approaches, interests and some practical techniques. You will consider some aspects of the traditional key visual elements, in this lively introductory workshop day.
The session has a strong focus on drawing, but using this wet medium. The workshop will be taught in short sections, with a demonstration and practical exploration at each step. It is designed for the complete beginner or anyone interested in introducing ink to their existing practice.
We will work from observation of real things.
By the end of the workshop participants should feel able to begin tackling a full work on paper, and have some understanding of the processes and sequencing required to do so successfully.
Materials for the Workshop
PLEASE SHOP WHERE YOU WISH….THIS IS JUST TO GUIDE YOU.
(black please- I use Winsor and Newton with a spider on the front)
Cass Art - https://www.cassart.co.uk/winsor-newton-ink.htm?trackterm=winsor+and+newton+drawing+ink
Jackson’s - https://www.jacksonsart.com/winsor-newton-drawing-black-indian-ink-30ml-water-resistant
Paper - Watercolour paper in book or sheets.
This can be in WATERCOLOUR sketchbook format but you will need to be able to take the pages out easily (or have several books eg 3/4 or 2/3 full sheets of paper which you can cut down. 140lbs or heavier is best.
Cass Art https://www.cassart.co.uk/painting/watercolour-paints/product-type-watercolour-paper/cass-art-watercolour-gummed-pad-300gsm-12-sheets.htm
A4-ish Cartridge sketchbook for a few investigations would be advantageous too but not essential (thick enough to take a wash preferred)
Cartridge - https://www.cassart.co.uk/drawing/paper-3/product-type-paper/cass-art-cartridge-pad-120gsm-25-sheets.htm
A HB pencil and 4H - or sharp stick/bamboo tooth pick.
2 Bull Dog Clips (if using books)
OR Masking tape and a drawing board ( if using loose sheets paper)
You will get the best from the day with a range of shapes and sizes from small up to 3cm width in size -rigger-filbert-flat-round- are good shapes, but theses do not need to be expensive and some of Kims are children’s craft brushes, so any odd thing you might have gathered over the years might well come into its own!
*plus some - not all of...
Water and water pot/mixing palette or jam jar lids
Blotting paper £1.30 a sheet - https://www.jacksonsart.com/r-k-burt-acid-free-blotting-paper-61x86cm-300gsm-1-sheet?channable=0044a56964003634393836d2&___store=jacksonsart_en
NB stationary shop A4 is usually useless!
-A hair dryer or fan heater might help
Maybe also useful…masking tape…candle/tealight/eraser or you might wish to buy masking fluid (but it is not something Kim uses often)
This could get messy so please bring something to cover the table and floor
GATHER BEFORE THE DAY THESE (or similar) HOUSEHOLD ITEMS:
*A house plant or collection of hedgerow sticks
*Fabrics with spots/stripes or checks eg a shirt, table cloth or tea towel.
*A cup and plate
*A couple of fruit or vegetable items which are round-ish eg.onion,apple
*2-3 unusual textured items e.g. hard vase or glass/soft fabric or woollen item/rough brick or wood/3D pattern eg corrugated cardboard/feathers/pine cone/soft toy etc
Network Arts no longer provide refreshments.
You will therefore need to bring your drinks and lunch with you.