Course Start DatesSaturday 29th February 2020
About the Course
Fountain Pen Ink Art is a fascinating exploration into the composition of fountain pen ink for use across a diverse range of art disciplines.
Suitable for students of all ages and abilities, this workshop gives you all the necessary techniques and top tips to allow you to create unique and fascinating artwork using this extremely diverse art medium and is essential for all students who keep sketch books and art journals.
With the recent boom in the diversity of fountain pen ink colours, sheens and shimmers, this course explores their unique make up and reactions with bleach, and demonstrates this through creating art in a way that hasn't been taught before. The unique characteristics of chromatography, serendipity and alchemy (bleach), sets fountain pen ink art apart from all other art mediums. The techniques demonstrated, allow students to work both 'dark into light' and 'light into dark' and across a diverse range of disciplines including: watercolour painting, illustration, hand lettering, calligraphy and fine art.
Fountain pen inks are made up of dyes and when applied to water on high quality paper, the coloured dyes that make up the ink are released from solution, so although you are using one ink it appears that you are using several colours. The chromatic process is very much serendipity led and the beauty of the final visual outcomes are invariably dictated by this. Then add in a touch of alchemy (bleach), and fountain pen ink art goes to a whole new level with stunning neon gold effects, textures and new colours created!
As a relatively unexplored medium for use in art, the course starts by explaining why fountain pen ink is a unique and fascinating medium and then progresses with walk through tutorials demonstrating techniques and top tips that will show students how to create watercolour paintings, illustrations, handwriting and calligraphy using this unique medium that is not only fascinating to watch but totally absorbing to engage with.
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What's included in the price?
Introduction - You will learn how to investigate an ink, explore it’s chromatography and how it reacts with bleach. You will learn how to blend inks together and maximise the serendipity of the outcomes.
Swatch painting - You will learn how to emulate my swatch card technique, how to maximise the chromatography within the inks and on the best paper for the job. You will learn how to apply bleach to your swatch card to give your art a gold neon effect.
Modern Calligraphy - You will learn about automatic pens, how to create abstract lettering, utilising the techniques just learned.
All tools and materials provided.