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Inky Frottage Sketchbooks with Emma Taylor

Saturday 28th September 2024 | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Inky Frottage Sketchbooks with Emma Taylor

Observational and expessive drawing with ink,
markmaking with homemade ink nibs and sticks,
frottage with rollers and oil pastels resist,
stencilling shadows with gathered grasses.

We will start by creating a zine sketchbook as a starter to explore the media for the day from a single sheet of paper.
We will forage the garden for grasses and plants to work from creating a large mixed media piece using inks and fine layers of collage as a background. Textures and markmaking will be built up with sponging, brush and card to produce layered, patterned and textured surfaces. Frottage and texture collection from the garden will fuel our mixed media approach which will include wax resist.
If you are drawn to the natural form we can also work straight from plants from the Prairies and all our creations will be gathered in a concertina or octopus sketchbook.

This is a workshop for beginners with little drawing skill as well as more confident artists.

Costs: £65 with all materials, tea, coffee and biscuits plus garden entry.

Please email or 07540191437 for more details and booking.

Emma is a artist, printmaker and educator teaching from Lupin Cottage Workshops in East Sussex. She is currently Leader of Art and Photography in Seahaven as well as running weekly art classes from her home and studio.
She also leads a new group of artists as Salt Edge Arts showing at South Hill Barn in Seaford.
Emma has been teaching inspiring workshops at Sussex Prairie Gardens since 2017 and we are thrilled that she will be our Artist in Residence again with Amanda Duke in 2024.
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      Fraser BishopFraser Bishop
      10:50 11 Jul 22
      Wonderful garden well worth a visit. Great variety of plants showing so many ways of portraying a garden layout. Must comment on the great tea and cakes selection, our dog loved the doggy ice cream!
      Joan DaniellJoan Daniell
      15:13 06 Jul 22
      Beautifully planted area, in which you are encouraged to walk along paths between the plants so can be completely surrounded by foliage - a lovely effect.
      Peter WardPeter Ward
      08:40 28 Jun 22
      Beautiful garden, very relaxing, and bigger than you might think. Cafe is nice too
      Mike CleggMike Clegg
      16:07 08 Jun 22
      Tea room not brilliant nice cake but coffee in paper cup. No other options other then tea coffee and cake. Opening times short 1 to 5 but gardens beautiful