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Live Art Workshops: Pens and Wash Scapes

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Pen and wash is a stunningly free way of working where the brushwork is soft and loose and the pen tightens and holds images together, giving them definition and strength. It’s a drawing marked out by pen or some similar instrument and then tinted with diluted ink or watercolour.

Ink wash is a technique of drawing that falls somewhere between drawing and painting. Because the medium is wet when it is applied, many consider ink wash a painting technique. There a variety of coloured inks that can be used to create ink washes.

By creating a travelling art kit, that includes using materials such as pen and wash, with tools made from bamboo and found objects, you will learn to create quick and inspired sketches with movement and colour that will capture your interest and intrigue your senses. Be prepared to be create your own ways of working with this fluid medium and its varying outcomes. You will create a number of pen and washes to take further or stand alone as framed images.

A3 Mount board provided

Date: TBA    

Location: Montville Studio

Address: 184 Main Street, Montville QLD 4560


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Workshop Artist: Lizzie Connor

I am a professional artist and tutor with approximately 30 years’ experience as both. Originally from Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, I have lived in many places around Australia and I now live at Mudjimba Beach, on the Sunshine Coast. I have won many awards in South East Queensland, and to date have held approximately 24 solo exhibitions and a number of joint exhibitions.

My art tutoring has taken me to many places including the Greek Islands, Norfolk Island and a regular annual week of drawing and painting in Fiji, as well as working and completing residencies interstate. My works are created from the natural world and particularly the ocean and beach environment where I have spent all my life, and I have spent many years creating methods that now have become instinct. Different trends come and go, and I hope my work will stand the test of time and remain as relevant to its source as the day it was created and I hope the work evokes some wonderful emotions for the people viewing it.