Beginners Mixed Media Collage (Landscape) with Ailsa Lyn, Old Bank Studios


Duration: 10am-4.30pm

Price: £65

Run by: Beverley Caleno
at Old Bank Studios

01255 242930

19 Kings Quay Street
Harwich
Essex
CO12 3ER

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About the Course

Discover how to upcycle a multitude of often discarded, papers, previously rejected paintings and other materials into works of art.

To begin, the class will decorate and prepare the papers brought to the workshop. While these are left to dry, Ailsa will give a brief demonstration of the processes she uses when creating a collage. She will explain her basic method , with plenty of hints on composition, balancing colours and simplifying the subject. The rest of the day will be about creating your own piece with lots of guidance and one to one tuition from Ailsa.

About the Artist
Ailsa Lyn is a mainly self-taught professional watercolour artist and has been painting in watercolour for over 25 years. Recently she has begun combining collage into her work, which adds interest and depth and takes her work in a more abstract direction.

Ailsa exhibits throughout Suffolk, has been featured in ‘Artist and illustrator’ magazine and recently she was chosen as the front cover artist for the May 2017 issue of the SAA ‘Paint’ magazine.

Old Bank Studios offers a wide range of art, craft and textile courses and work-shops. Based in a glorious Edwardian banking hall, our fully equipped studios provide ideal spaces where students can work in a relaxed, ambient atmosphere. Located in the heart of Old Harwich, we are just a few yards from the Electric Palace Cinema.

Harwich Town Railway Station is less than a five minute walk away, with hourly trains to Manningtree, where there are mainline connections to Colchester, Chelmsford, London, Ipswich and Norwich. If you are coming by car, there is normally plenty of on road parking, otherwise there is a public car park a one minute walk away. It is always possible to drop off right at our front doors.

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 26th May 2018

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
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  • Teen friendly

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