Joe Penn conducted a one day Pen and Wash workshop in August 2016
“Our August workshop was with popular tutor Joe Penn. Joe has a straight forward approach to art in general and pen and wash in particular. He began by explaining his philosophy on creative painting, and then proceeded to do a demonstration using pen and ink, finishing with a limited water colour palette to add tone, highlights and interest.
He emphasized the importance of drawing skills in all forms of art, followed by good composition, tone and colour. A short tutorial on perspective was added later in the day.
A second demonstration was done in the afternoon, showing how to use water soluble ink to create tone and highlights by simply using a wet brush on the inked lines. using photo reference material provided, most of us completed 3 or 4 sketches during the day.
Joe punctuated his lesson with amusing experiences of his life as a plein air painter, which were instructive as well as funny. He also threw in a few jokes which were well received.
A very enjoyable and instructive day was had by all.” Thomasin Graham
- Pen and Wash Drawing Workshop
- Joe is passionate about drawing so be prepared for a day of drawing with passion.
- The workshop will start by a short introduction to drawing with the humble pencil discovering the “magic of the line” as well as creating the illusion of depth using tone and perspective.
- Then comes the fun part; students will explore the different effects of using the wandering line of the biro as well as the loose interrupted line created by the dip pen.
- The sparkle of colour is then added with a watercolour wash.Students will be working from photos provided by the tutor.
Pen and Wash Drawing Workshop
Black Fine Biros x 1
1 x Small bottle of Indian Ink
2B Pencils x 1
No. 12 Nylon Watercolour Brush ( square, about 15 to 20 mm in width )
A3 Drawing Pad
3 Tubes of Watercolour; Cad Red, Cad Yellow and Cobalt Blue,
Watercolour Mixing Palette
JOE PENN F.R.A.S.
Joe is a sought after tutor, judge and demonstrator of many years’ experience. His training as a commercial artist at East Sydney Technical College (now National Art School) and career running a mobile art gallery provides him with a wealth of knowledge to pass onto his students.
Joe has been painting full time since 1984, working in a variety of mediums. Although he is well known for his Impressionistic oils of landscapes, portraits and figures, Joe is passionate about developing the ability to draw.
A Fellow and life member of the Royal Art Society, Joe has had numerous solo exhibitions, as well as being exhibited in Cromwell’s Art Prize 2004, the Archibald Salon de Refuses 2002 and 2008.
He is also twice winner of the Landscape Prize in the North Sydney Art Prize.
Joe was on the teaching staff at the Royal Art Society of N.S.W. for over 10 years and is a tutor at the Mitchell College School of Arts at Bathurst.
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