On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February I will be running a mixed media course in association with Horsley Printmakers. Birds have always featured heavily in my own work and I have been influenced in terms of styles by a number of artists. At the moment I particularly like the work of Yorkshire based artist Mark Hearld who has developed a combination of collage and table top print making techniques to produce illustrations rich in make making. His inspiration and his methods of working are now explained in a new book ( Mark herald's Workbook by Simon Martin) and this book and the colourful work of Eric Carle and Charlie Harper will be frequently referred to in my own collage course. We will start with drawing so that you get to know the silhouettes of the birds really well and then we will build up a collection of painted and printed papers which reflect the colours and marks found in bird plumage and habitat. We will use these to build up a series of mixed media collages.
I will be going on a course with Mark Hearld at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park in early February so will be fully inspired myself and able to pass on some tips to you.
If you are interested in booking you need to do it through the Horsley Printmakers web site.THERE IS ONLY ONE PLACE LEFT!