prerequisite: There are no prerequisites – a sense of fun is required.
you get: your first Alcohol Ink framed artwork
duration: 3 hours
Alcohol Ink – 101 Your introduction to Alcohol Inks and all the fun you can have!
During this ridiculously fun and easy 3 hour workshop you will learn a little about alcohol inks and the exciting things you can create with them.
Ever seen kids playing with paint and ink with abandon? This is just like that, but for grown ups!
You’ll see the ink play on specially-created “yupo” paper and also on glass. You’ll make three different designs on this special paper by dropping ink on it! And then the fourth piece you’ll make will be on glass. It’s so amazing. You simply won’t believe how fabulous this stuff is and how simply you can make amazing art!
Its mezmerising watching it swirl, run and explode when mixed with the pure alcohol on the surface of the paper.
You’ll leave with one of your masterpieces framed and ready to hang in your home or to give to a friend as a gift which will be treasured for a lifetime. This is a smelly environment so this workshop is not optimal for people with acute allergies or anyone who is pregnant.
Included in the cost is:
- all the advice and help I can share
- a wide selection of alcohol inks and lustres (glittery bits!)
- disposable gloves, brushes, alcohol solutions,
- use of my Studio tools as required
- Yopu paper
- glass for your artwork
- the birch-look square box frame for your final design
This workshop offers you – and maybe your bestie? – an enjoyable experience in a creative, fun and safe environment where you’ll produce a beautiful, original framed alcohol ink piece to keep.
If you can’t see a date to suit you and your friends, please email us and we will create a date to suit your diary and ours. (Some of the images that you see here were taken during an Alcohol Ink event at a Hen’s Weekend – they had a few glasses of wine, too.)
My studio is a part of the Swan Street Artist Studio complex. We are on Level 1 of 550 Swan Street Richmond. Its a contemporary art space run by Professional Artists, you’ll love having your workshop in this unique first floor warehouse.
Car parks are surprisingly easy to find around our studios. We are on the intersection of Swan Street, and Bendigo Street, Richmond. You can often park right outside – fortunately we are at the quiet end of Swan Street. Remember there are Clearways in Swan Street, Richmond and the parking here is 2 hours so we’ll set our alarms and make sure we all move our cars at the 2 hour point.
According to Google, there’s a 6-minute walk from Burnley Railway Station to 550 Swan Street (its 450 metres away). Tram 70 stops a few metres from our front door.
If you’d like to make a larger piece on a board lease let me know 3 weeks before your workshops, as I need to order and collect the boards for you – [email protected]. Extra costs will be levied. In our new Alcohol Ink 202 workshop you get to play on Black Yuopo paper, on silver yupo paper, and each person gets a white board that is 40cms x 40cms. How fun is that? You need to do this one first.
I’ll email you by return email the prices and sizes of boards available: there are actually loads of sizes and shapes in both black and white for you to choose from. Apparently triangles will be available sometime during 2023, but at the moment you can have squares, rectangles and circles.
During the workshop I’ll take photographs of you for my website and for my social media, if you don’t want this to happen just let me know.
WHAT DO I BRING/WEAR?
Please wear a warm-ish top, as Alcohol Inks are a little smelly, so we’ll be keeping the space well ventilated during this workshop. And please don’t wear your best clothes, this is a messy (but delightful!) art form.
If you’d like to bring alcoholic or other refreshments or nibbles to this workshop – that’ll be fine, assuming you are over 18 years of age.
For the moment only with people who are fully vaccinated can attend my classes. We adhere to the Covid19 rules of the day. If you have been unwell, please just let me know and we’ll add a new date for your as soon as you are well again. Of course there’s zero charge for moving your date.
If you’d like to organize a workshop with your friends here at Swan Street Studios, please feel free to get in touch, it’ll be easy and fun to arrange this with you. It’s a great team building exercise and a fabulous way to catch up with family and friends. Some workshops can be run “off-site” as well and alcohol Inks is definitely one of them!
If you don’t see a time and date that suits you here, please just email me and we will add a new date that suits you.
I can’t wait to play with Alcohol Inks with you!