Mixed Media Tropical Botanicals with Katie Tyson

Event Date:

September 5, 2024

Event Time:

10:15 am

Event Location:

St mary

Katie Tyson has been a print designer for over 19 years and has created artwork for many well known brands as well as developing her own range of printed products. She loves the endless choices and possibilities when designing your own patterns and hopes to share her techniques and creativity in this course.

By the end of the course we will:
• Try out a range of painting and mark making techniques Katie uses
• Be encouraged to try different mediums.
• Learn how create our own pattern using our favourite technique
from the lessons.

Katie says “Drawing and painting has been a lifelong passion of mine, something which I use everyday in my profession and something I would love to share with you. As a print designer I develop patterns from all kind of natural forms- one of my favourite being tropical flowers and plants. In this 7-8 week course, we will develop techniques in pattern, which we can apply to the study of tropical flowers and plants.”

Week 1 – 5th September – Mixed Media
Loose, gestural painting. Experimenting with different mediums, from inks to oil pastels to create mixed media studies of tropical plants. With a mixture of quick studies and longer still life arrangements.

Week 2 – 12th September – Whimsical Watercolours
Choosing a particular flower or leaf shape we can learn techniques of watercolour painting, layering soft transparent colour and dark details, building depth and intensity.

Week 3 – 19th September – Linear
Linear style, using for example fine liner, marker and biro to make a range of lines, building elegant stylised or intricate designs

Week 4 – 26th September – Patterns within Patterns
Creating patterns within shapes. Choosing a particular leaf or flower as a starting point we will add patterns within the leaf/flower shapes to create texture and interest.

Week 5 – 3rd October – Folk Style
Using folk art as inspiration we will use the tropical plants to design stylised, simplified shapes.

Week 6 – 10th October – Bold and Colourful
Using Acrylic, or gouache we will be Creating bold tropical studies

Week 7-8 17th & 24th October – Building our own Pattern
A look back to our favourite style of drawing /painting techniques from the past few weeks. Choosing one technique we will develop our very own original repeatable pattern block by hand.

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Event Location:

Total Seats: 14 (11 Left:)
  • St mary
  • Handbridge,
  • cheshire
  • CH4 7HL
  • UK

Event Schedule Details

  • September 5, 2024 10:15 am   -   12:45 pm
  • September 12, 2024 10:15 am   -   12:45 pm
  • September 19, 2024 10:15 am   -   12:45 pm
  • September 26, 2024 10:15 am   -   12:45 pm
  • October 3, 2024 10:15 am   -   12:45 pm
  • October 10, 2024 10:15 am   -   12:45 pm
  • October 17, 2024 10:15 am   -   12:45 pm
  • October 24, 2024 10:15 am   -   12:45 pm

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