Judith White conducted a one day Mixed Media workshop on the 14th November 2015.
Workshop Report : What can you create from tissue paper, brown paper, acrylic paint, oil pastels, water soluble graphite and acrylic sheets? A landscape full of texture, depth and hidden layers! Judith White guided this mixed media workshop to use lots of layers, and place them carefully so that the viewer shouldn’t be able to tell what the layers are, it become a harmonious whole. Texture, composition and tone were key components. We used tissue paper and brown paper glued down to provide form and texture then layered paints, more paper, and finally a mono print. The effect was truly amazing, and everyone was pleased with their work
Mixed Media; starting out or finding a new direction
If you would like to make a start in painting beyond the usual confines of just one medium, then this workshop will inspire and get you started. If you already paint in mixed media but feel there is something missing, or you’ve reached a dead end then this class is perfect.
During the day there will be exercises and demonstrations combining acrylics, collage and various drawing materials. Controlling materials, liberating mark making, understanding colour, and working with some helpful compositional guidelines will be featured
One Day Mixed Media Workshop.
Starting out or finding a new direction
Bring a photograph of a landscape that you have taken in a large print form. A long distance vista type is the best. Do not use an ipad or phone image
4b and 6B pencils
Wolff’s Carbon pencil 6B; or any brand of water soluble carbon pencil
Oil Pastels; basic set of colours
Sketchbook A2 size
Black waterproof drawing ink
Black and white
Small tub of Gesso
General purpose masking tape
PVA Glue (suggest Aquadhere available at hardware stores)
Brushes; bring a variety but include;
a wide soft brush for wash techniques.
Old wide bristle brush for glue
Wide house painting type brush (50mm)
Piece of Perspex around 40 X 50 cm or a sheet of acetate available from an art supply shop. This is printing plate for a mono printing exercise.
Brown wrapping paper and a packet of white tissue paper available at newsagents
Palettes: large flat old plates are useful
2 sheets of watercolour paper 200 gms or more in weight, medium to rough surface
Sheet of coloured Canson paper. Colour of you choice (not too pale).
Judith White was born in Sydney, trained at the National Art School, gained a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Fine Arts through Sydney University, and is a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute. Judith has been a practicing professional for 30 years with 38 solo exhibitions in Australia, and Japan.
Judith began her career working in pure watercolour. The use of collage in the early 1980s was a consequence of her work addressing political issues such as tourism and the environment. Several journeys to the desert regions, in particular the environs of Lake Eyre in the 1990s, revolutionised Judith’s painting process to include working in a larger scale on canvas. Her process however, has always relied on the fluid wash and transparency of pure watercolour technique.
Judith has won over a dozen major awards including the Mosman Art Prize twice, the Magaret Fesq Memorial Art Prize twice, the Manly Art Prize, The Maitland Art Prize and in 2004 the Fleurieu Peninsula McLaren Vale Prize.
You can book this workshop online via this KAS website.
Any inquiries please contact either Anne Carpenter on 0411 034 413 or Thomi Graham on 0408 891 702