This Mix It Up workshop will inspire you to develop and expand your drawing skills, as well as explore collage and mixed media processes.
You will start the workshop by discussing some collage examples from different artists before creating collages with scrap paper, PVA, ink, acrylics and pastels.
You will then work with a life model and bring together collage and drawing/painting and you will be encouraged to find a style that suits your experience and preference.
Basic materials will be provided but you can bring painting supports like canvases or boards and any particular image/scrap papers/old photos/mediums that you would like to incorporate.
Some drawing/painting experience would be advised.
About the tutor
Daniela Balmaverde is a visual freelance artist who lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Born in Italy, she studied at the College of Art in Turin in 1998. She went on to study in Holland (Groningen) and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Turin where she graduated with a BA (First Class) in Stage Design in 2003.
She has been commissioned to create pieces of art including public art, community arts, portraits and paintings, sculptures, trompe l’oeil, and different types of decoration and ornamentation on both the inside and outside of buildings in Italy and Northern Ireland.
She has been teaching in Northern Ireland, France and Italy since 2005.
Her work is included in many private collections in Canada, France, Germany, Holland, Italy and Northern Ireland.
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