Fantastic Flowers in Ink with Alison Orchard, 28 / 29 March 2019

9.15 am – 4.0 pm

Using inks, gouache wax resist, collage and many other techniques.

This is an action packed 2 day course teaching you to work with gouache, ink, wax resist, bleach and other mixed media, in an experimental way to create bold and colourful flower paintings on paper.  Alison will generously share her repertoire of techniques including her dynamic approach to using inks.  The course will broaden your range of skills and encourage a fresh and experimental approach.  Suitable for all levels.

Alison is best known for her atmospheric paintings of seascapes and landscapes.  She has regular painting trips to Cornwall, inspired by its dramatic coastlines, which provide a great source of inspiration. She has exhibited widely at The Royal College of Art, London and at various art fairs, with exhibitions in South East England, London, Guernsey & Portugal.

Price: £225. To include high quality paper, some materials and a delicious lunch.

To book a place email: or telephone 07867 978 414


We will provide a selection of inks, wax and moulding pastes but do bring along any materials you may have.  We will provide high quality cartridge paper for your finished works but bring sketch books and rough paper.

The below is a guide, please don’t feel that you need to buy everything. 

Reference: Photos of flowers or better still a few real flowers.

Art materials: Any inks, bring what you have (black/sepia and colours), Alison will demo different types of inks, but water-soluble (Quink ink) is ideal, in black. A permanent ink or pen is useful. Recommendations: Dr. PH Martins watercolour inks or Golden High Flow.Wax kids crayons, wax candle, inktense pencils/sticks, pencil, pva glue, bleach, sketchbook, salt. A selection of gouache paints especially white.

Please dress for mess – you may wish to wear disposable gloves to prevent inky fingers! Alison will demonstrate the use of bleach with ink – bleach application is at your own risk, please use caution and avoid touching your eyes with your fingers.

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