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Monotype Printmaking and Chine Collé with Tammy Ratcliff: TWO DAY WORKSHOP

November 2 @ 10:00 am - November 3 @ 4:00 pm

TWO DAY WORKSHOP: Saturday November 2 and Sunday November 3, 2019 from 10AM – 4PM

$250 + HST, Maximum 10 participants.

Join artist Tammy Ratcliff for a weekend workshop featuring monotype printmaking designed for both the beginner and the more experienced. A spontaneous and satisfying way to work, monotype offers quick results and a variety of techniques. Tammy will lead you in the use of an etching press, using premium papers and only the best inks, for inspired experimentation.  Explore the many ways to create a one-of-a-kind painterly print; additive and subtractive methods of applying ink to the plate surface, the use of brayers, brushes and stencils, chine collé, texture transferring, multiple plate printing and registration.

WHAT TO BRING:  apron, sketchbook, photos, pressed leaves, bits of lace, favourite pencils, ruler and a lunch for break.

About the instructor: Tammy Ratcliff is a Guelph based printmaker who has been working at her practice in her own printmaking studio since 1993, after completing her courses at BealArt in London Ontario. She has shown her work extensively in solo and group shows since then, with one coming up this June 27th here at the Elora Centre for the Arts with fellow printmaker and sculptor Pam Lobb.

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Felted Holiday Hat – workshop with Megan Cleland

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, November 9, 2019

10-4 PM 

$125 plus HST (Members receive a 10% discount)

Ages 14+

Learn the basics of needle-felting to create a lightweight and stylish hat ready for the cooler weather! Colour theory is discussed to help participants design a hat in the palette and style of their choice. Brimmed or cloche! Ideal for beginners and up.  Finishing instructions provided.

*An additional $20 Kit Fee is payable direct to instructor at first class session

Megan is a self-taught artist with a passion for felting. Living on a sheep farm in Australia for ten years taught her to appreciate excellent quality fiber. While there, a studio was built and being surrounded by wool, mohair, and alpaca, Megan felted hats and shawls while she spun, wove and knit her own wool. Megan returned to Canada with her precious supplies, and in 2009, began to combine her love of portraiture and needle felting. She strives to create realistic portraits using this amazing technique.

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Abstract Fall Leaves in Watercolour with Michael Spillane: TWO DAY WORKSHOP

November 16 @ 10:00 am - November 17 @ 4:00 pm

TWO DAY WORKSHOP: November 16 and 17, 2019

Saturday 10-4 PM and Sunday, 10-4 PM

$140 plus HST (Members receive a 10% discount).  There is a minimum requirement of 6 to run this workshop so bring a friend!

*A $5 kit fee is payable to the Instructor at the beginning of class.

Ages 18+

This workshop will provide a unique opportunity to combine detailed watercolour botanical painting with expressive abstract work. The workshop will cover basic watercolour techniques – such as wet-on-wet painting and drybrushing, as well as focusing on composition and colour theory. Students will be given step-by-step instructions on how to use glazing, splatter and other special effects to complete a magnificent, impressionistic-style painting themed on the glorious colours and textures of autumn foliage.

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