Handmaking Watercolour Pigments: Malachite

Subject: Painting
Dates: 7 May 2017
Time: 10:30-14:30
Location: The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG
Tutor: Sam Fenton
Full price

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£ 40
Student and pensioner concession

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£ 30

This course is fully booked. Please do look at our other upcoming course, Cinnabar and Malachite.

Make your own watercolour pigment from malachite, a mineral valued by cultures around the world for its intense green hue. Then test your pigment with Indian miniature painter, Sam Fenton, and try brush techniques that show off the unique qualities of handmade pigment.

Smash and grind stone, before selecting the most desirable pieces. Prepare natural binder, before mixing it all into a half-shell. Test your pigment on a surface using fine brush and blocking techniques.

This workshop takes up to 12 people, students of all levels are welcome.

In addition to the workshop, The Prince's Charities in Shoreditch will open their building on Sunday 7th May for anyone wishing to drop in and find out more about the The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts and The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community. Both charities will have a manned information desk with information on the various courses both charities run. Visitors are welcome between 10.30 am -2.30 pm.

In collaboration with The Prince's Foundation for Building Community

This programme is part of London Craft Week.

Tutor biography

Sam Fenton

Sam Fenton is an artist based in London who specialises in Indian Miniature Painting. He is a graduate of the MA programme at The Princes School of Traditional Art, and has spent time working in India in the studio of Dr Desmond Lazaro, a contemporary painter who specialises in Indian Miniature painting and the Pichvai Tradition of Rajasthan. Sam also studied with Manish Soni, a master Miniature painter based in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. There he learnt the process of creating traditional paintings including preparing colours from local natural materials, as well as brush techniques and line work. This year, Sam has spent time travelling to and researching the Mogao caves of Dunhuang, China

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