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All that Shimmers Isn't Gold Mixed Media | Mignon Parker

Course overview

In this workshop enjoy creating a series of small paintings of owls on watercolour paper. Students will learn to incorporate gold leaf and iridescent paints and powders, inks and watercolours and enjoy experimenting with a range of techniques. Suitable to the raw beginner or the more advanced student. Each student will learn freedom of expression in a supportive and friendly atmosphere. Take home finished paintings and a wealth of knowledge. Suitable for enthusiastic beginners and beyond.

Image credit: Owls by Mignon Parker
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Is this course right for me?

This course is suitable for all levels, including enthusiastic beginners


Mignon will supply the following materials @ $20 per student, payable directly to her on the day.
Watercolour paper (4 pieces each); Watercolour paints ; Acrylic paints, powders and binders ; Gold Leaf and Gold Size (glue ) ; Use of stippling brushes ;

All students should bring the following items to the workshop

  • Reference 4-6 clear images of owls
  • A4 clip board or similar
  • Palette or white plate
  • A small bottle black drawing ink
  • A post office pen and nib
  • 6 clean milk or fruit juice bottle tops or something similar
  • 2B pencil
  • Note pad
  • Scalpel ( non surgical )
  • Low tack masking tape
  • Chux dishwashing cloth
  • Hand towel
  • Ruler
  • Eraser plastic white or kneadable
  • Brushes – a selection of flat and round nylon brushes please include a no 1 point (these do not need to be expensive, $2 store or variety store is fine)

Maximum of 12 students in all our classes Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

Unless otherwise noted, prices exclude art materials. Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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