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Rust, Layer, Embellish 2 Day Workshop

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Event description

Rusting is a unique method of surface decoration that can be used on paper, cloth and canvas to convey a sense of weathered, rustic and decayed processes. It can be applied to any type of artwork, including painting, dyeing, journaling, book making, stitching, garment making, wall-hangings, and so on.

While rust usually creates lovely browns, other colours – such as reds, oranges, blues, greys and purplish hues - can be achieved, depending on the types of substrates and mordants used and by the layering of rust marks. 

In this workshop, mixed media/textile artist Grace Cross will share her knowledge and experience of multiple rusting techniques. You will experiment and build up a collection of samples using a variety of rust print and dye techniques on paper, silk and canvas including rust printing and dyeing, rust and eco bundling, painting, tearing, layering, collaging, embellishing, and stitching. On the second half of day 2, you will start an artwork relevant to your own unique art journey and preferred artform: an artist book, perhaps, or a collage, stitched wall piece, or canvas painting.

Supplied: All mordants, some speciality papers, fabric strips  & morning tea (Because speciality papers and fabrics need to be ordered in I have a 14 day refund policy)

To Bring: Email tutor for list of what to bring

Numbers: Maximum of 7 and a minimum of 4 participants for workshop to go ahead

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Refund policy

Refunds are available up to 14 days prior to the event