prerequisite: There are no prerequisites – a sense of fun is required.
you get: Frame your small masterpiece at the end of the class! A fun starting workshop for everyone.
duration: 3 hours
Alcohol Ink – Your introduction to Alcohol Inks and all the fun you can have – you’ll put your favourite piece in a small box frame to take home with you!
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 four different designs on this special paper by dropping ink on it! And then the next 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 show-off in your home. This is a smelly environment so this workshop is not optimal for people with acute allergies or anyone who is pregnant.
What is included?
- 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.
Where is your studio?
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.
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. (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.)
What should I 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.
What should I bring?
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.
Covid or Flu?
If you are unwell, please just call me know and we’ll move you to a new date so you can thoroughly enjoy your time here. 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 [email protected] and we will add a new date that suits you.
I can’t wait to play with Alcohol Inks with you!