ONLINE In the Style Of: Kate Greenaway - Garlands of Grace - Wed 21st February 2024 at 2pm
Included in this ONLINE class:
- 3 hours of live, expert tuition in a small & friendly class
- Unlimited access to watch again until 20th April 2024
- High quality, downloadable handouts & slides
- Opportunities to seek feedback from your tutor & connect with fellow students via our online blackboard
BOOKING DEADLINE: Wed 7th February at 12pm UK TIME
Class timings (UK time)
Wed 21st February 2pm - 5pm
Equipment & materials list
Our 'In the Style Of' workshops bring together our ever popular ArtTalks with the joy of a LivePlus™ class. Join us for an engaging talk with our resident art history expert, Martin Beek, followed by a live demonstration by a super talented Ardington tutor on the techniques of the featured artist.
In this exciting hybrid class, Martin Beek and Heather Victoria Held will be taking an in-depth look at work of the Victorian illustrator, Kate Greenaway.
Martin will start by offering an overview of the life of this wonderful artist and writer, before focusing in on the nostalgic beauty of the illustrations she produced. Best known for her children's book illustrations, we will look at examples from across her career for inspiration for our practical project.
Martin's talk will be illustrated where possible with original photographs and slides. He will also provide a list of helpful books and links to further explore on a PDF following the talk.
Our practical project will honour the delicate work of this much-admired and prominent Victorian illustrator. We will explore her unique style of ribbons, florals, wreaths, and garlands with simple line drawings in pen and ink.
Greenaway's subtle colour palette will be discovered as we bring her designs to life with watercolour or watercolour pencil. You can even choose to add a touch of gold leaf to your designs for an intriguing touch.
We will add our own ideas and pointed pen flourishes to contemporise the designs as we create a card or bookplate together.
All Ardington ONLINE classes and talks are accompanied by their own online blackboard. Helpful and easy to use, they enable students and tutors to share resources, ideas and photos with each other – just as you would in a classroom environment.
Heather will offer feedback via the blackboard for any work uploaded by students within thirty days of the class ending. You will be sent the link to access your blackboard in the week before your class begins and will have access for at least sixty days after the class ends.
After the live session has finished on Zoom, we will share the link to view the recording on the blackboard. You can watch the recording as many times as you like for sixty days.
We suggest that you do not buy any specialist materials more than one week in advance as, occasionally, a class may be cancelled due to low enrolment.