December 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm$65
Join us for a workshop with Debbie Thompson Wilson! “Playing the Pipes” celebrates the whimsical animals and creatures pictured playing bagpipes in the margins of medieval manuscripts. Paint a small image adapted from medieval illuminations, using real gold leaf, watercolour, and ink. There will be a choice of subjects to paint; among them will be a cat, a fox and a gryphon.
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Some watercolour experience is required.
Materials to bring to class:
- palette or plate for mixing colours
- small watercolour brushes (Size 1 or smaller)
- paper towel
- water container (small yogurt cup ideal)
- 4B or 5B pencil
- kneaded eraser
- X-acto knife with #11 blade
- Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen (black size XS) or Prismacolour Premier ink pen (sepia..size 005) (available at Wyndham Art Supply, Michaels)
- sharp, clean Scissors
Supplies provided for $15 supply fee (payable in class to Debbie, cash only):
- watercolour paper
- 1 watercolour brush
- gold leaf and gilding medium
- misc. supplies
Please note: There will be a lunch break during the workshop. Participants may bring a bagged lunch or leave the museum to go get lunch in the area.
Debbie Thompson Wilson has a BA in Fine Art and has been teaching the methods of medieval manuscript illumination for over 20 years. She exhibits her miniatures (based on on original 10-16th century manuscripts) on the annual Guelph Studio Tour and has taught many workshops throughout BC, Alberta and Ontario. There is great joy in small things!