The Poetics of Monochrome: Exploring the Beauty of Ink
Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26
9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
In this intensive weekend workshop, we will take a look at a brief history of ink as a medium in visual arts, including its close ties with the papermaking industry. Through monochromatic studies, participants will discover skills such as building volume through values and the poetics of atmospheric perspective and composition. Using found-imagery of foggy landscape as our source of inspiration, we will go through a series of techniques whereby the potential and limits of the medium are discussed. Participants are then encouraged to use a variety of the techniques they learned to render their own interpretations of the images provided or a photograph of their own choice.
Instructor: Naghmeh Sharifi, artist and art educator
List of materials needed:
Black China / India ink ; At list two Calligraphy brushes, one less than 1″, one large ; Watercolour Brushes (Round camel brushes) numbers 1 and 4 ; One Flat brush of at least 2 inches wide ; A water spray. A 6-cavity Palette Tray ; Watercolour sketchbook or paper: 300 grams, 100% cotton (Suggested brands, Fabriano or Arches), 9″ x 12″ (at least 5 sheets).
In order for the classes in the Museum’s Art School to be stimulating for both the participants and the instructor, we require a minimum of 5 students for a class to run. If there are not enough registrations, we will contact you as soon as possible to suggest either an alternative class or give you a total refund.
General Public: $200
VIP’s and those under 30 years old: $180
Refund policy: A full refund, minus a $50 administration fee, will be issued for cancellations received up to 10 days prior to the start of the activity. No refunds are issued for cancellations received less than 10 days prior to the activity, unless the cancellation is made for reasons of force majeure. In such case, please contact us to obtain a full refund.
514-285-2000, option 5