First, I will give you a brief introduction to the tools-alcohol inks, alcohol, straws, cotton balls, eye dropper, boiler oiler, airbrush (not needed but fun) and other added tools for fun-watercolor paints and paint pens. Then I will demonstrate a few different techniques-straw blowing, airbrushing and canned air. Once we have prepared the tile for the ink, you will choose 2-4 ink colors. Then you will start creating your tile. Once you are finished, we will spray the tile with a finish to keep it clean and the colors bright. You will be surprised at how easy and fun this is. I only take groups of four, so I can have time to help each individual with honing their technique. All materials are included.
I teach ink art workshops not only in my home but also locally at The Black Mtn Center for the Arts. My tiles are displayed and sell at the Old Depot Gallery in Black Mtn and at the Artisans On Main in Weaverville. The tiles are easy to work on and can stand alone as decorative pieces or used for more complex projects-back splashes or tabletops. I love this craft as it can be enjoyed by young and old alike and it is so rewarding to see what your piece will be! I love making flowers, but making abstract designs is a lot of fun! This is a fun family experience that can be enjoyed at home as you perfect your technique. You will have a beautiful art piece when finished and it is an inexpensive hobby that is very rewarding and easy to do at home. All materials are included. Alternative times can be arranged-contact me for this.
The class will be conducted in my home in my kitchen craft area. All supplies will be provided and folks like to look at the flowers off my back porch and use them as models for their tiles.
This is a very creative experience for the whole family! It is fun, and very satisfying and the tiles make great gifts! All materials are included. If the current times don't work well with your schedule, contact me to set up a private time.
Creating with Alcohol Ink Workshop