Sun, Oct 23|
Silverpoint - The art of Drawing in Precious Metals
Silverpoint or metalpoint drawing is the ancient art of drawing with metal wire on a prepared surface. It was commonly used before the invention of graphite pencils in the 1530s and is currently undergoing a huge surge in popularity.
Time & Location
Oct 23, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Finchingfield, The Green, Finchingfield, Braintree CM7 4JS, UK
About the event
Silverpoint or metalpoint drawing is the ancient art of drawing with metal wire on a prepared surface. It was commonly used before the invention of graphite pencils in the 1530s and is currently undergoing a huge surge in popularity. This is because of the subtle, atmospheric quality it gives drawings. It is an inspiring method of drawing which is totally absorbing and addictive. Participants will start off with a copper stylus, which oxidises to a gorgeous green.
Participants will be given a very brief overview of metalpoint and its fascinating history before seeing some examples of its scope. They can then try out the techniques for themselves on specially coated paper before starting their own work of art.
All necessary materials can be lent by the artists. However if participants would like materials to keep, a traditional nib holder, high quality nib and small bottle of sepia ink (Winsor and Newton) plus suitable paper can be provided for an additional £12 each. (You will see on the check out page there is two ticket prices one with the material included and one without)
This workshop is suitable for:
Adults - will suit all ability levels
Tea, coffee and soft drink are included as part of your workshop alongside some homemade cakes.
Please let us know in the registration form if you have any dietary requirements so we can cater appropriately.
Lunch is also inclued and we will email you the lunch menu prior to the workshop so that you can preorder your lunch. Lunch will be made by one of the coffee shops here in Finchingfield.
Places are limited to 6 people
- Ticket type
Workshop without material
This ticket as per the description, and includes lunch but no materials.Price£57.00
- Ticket type
Workshop with material
This ticket includes as per the description, lunch and silverpoint materials to the value of £12Price£69.00