Sat 15 July
10am – 4pm
Join local artist Frances Ryan for a creative day of colourful collage and print. We’ll learn how to mono-print using gel plates and explore the layering of colour and printed texture, and play with image transfer using photographs from magazines. We’ll learn about what papers and paints work best so that you can carry on creating if you’re hooked on this magical image transfer technique (you will be!). Once you’ve amassed a collection of printed papers we’ll start to compose and play, incorporating what we have made into playful collaged compositions. Use found and collected images alongside your textures to create mini narratives, abstract artworks, and go wherever your imagination takes you! We have a vast collection of imagery for you to use, but you are very welcome to bring in your own collection of found postcards, wrappings, photographs, magazines… whatever inspires you!
About Your Tutor
Frances studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone college of Art and Design, Dundee and at Edinburgh College of Art, she works in collage using found images, vintage ephemera and mark making. In this world saturated with images, collage brings a focus on looking, on finding hidden narratives, on connected histories and shared experiences.
Frances has exhibited in Scotland, London, Belgium and the USA. She has won awards in 2001 (RSA student printmaker of the year) in 2019 (Visual Arts Scotland, Studio Faire Residency Award) and she has also been selected for several open exhibitions both online and actual and has been an award winner in a Kanyer Art Collection online open competition and has work in their ‘Contemporary Collage’ collection in the USA.
- All tools are provided for use at the workshop and materials are included in the course cost
- Tea and coffee are provided but participants should bring their own lunch and utensils
- All of our classes are suitable for over 16s, younger crafters may be accommodated if accompanied by a participating adult but please contact us before booking
- If the workshop you were looking at is fully booked drop us an email and we’ll add you to the waiting list. As restrictions ease we might be able to add more spaces to some of our courses. We will add extra dates to our most popular workshops too, join the mailing list to be the first to know