Ink painting workshop

Introduction to ink painting

Ideal for beginners and artists alike, interested to learn ink painting techniques, mark making, gold leaf and white ink detailing

DURATION: 6 hours
COST: $140

Saturday, 4 May,  10 am – 4 pm

Free trial session: Wednesday, 17 April, 6-7 pm

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the main principles of ink painting and will learn the central role of water to compose a balanced artwork.
In the morning, you will discover ‘wet on wet’ and ‘wet on dry’ techniques, and will experiment through layering effects to create light and darkness. You will also discover various texture rendering techniques to add depth and
value to your art.
In the afternoon, you will be introduced to gold leaf and white ink detailing. You will also create your own artwork(s). A short exhibition will be organised by the end of the workshop, for everyone to enjoy each others’ work
This workshop also includes tips for ink management, brush and paper qualities, how to use negative and positive space efficiently.

By the end of the 6 hours workshop you will have produced:
– A series of techniques on an A4 watercolour paper (to which you will be
able to refer to in the future)
– One A5 practice work, on supplied watercolour paper, to experiment with
the newly learned techniques
-Two A3 paintings(or more if you are prolific!) with your own art

About the artist
Born in France, Sofie Dieu is a culturally and linguistically diverse artist. Sensitive to cultural clichés, she has developed from it a penchant for the non-obvious and what makes us unique.
Multi-art prizes and award finalist, Sofie Dieu’s work was recently included in Hornsby Art Prize, Sydney North Art Prize, Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, among others.
In 2016, she was one of the four artists who worked on the Camperdown Cemetery installation for the Sydney Biennale. She also co-curated « Keeping the body in mind » as part of The Big Anxiety Festival, in Sydney.
In 2017, her work was shown during Vivid Sydney. She was recently invited to take part to the Great Alpine Artist in Residence program in Victoria. As a result, she is showcasing her project Calling for Rain in a solo show at the East Gippsland Art Gallery from March to April 2018.