Another first for my workshops! I approached the obscenely talented Matanna Katz
of Ethereal Bound Journal
to lead a styling hour at my Ink + Foil workshop. Styling is something I have been working on especially in the last year and it was truly exceptional to see the difference between the photographs the attendees took during the workshop compared to the photographs during the styling hour. Drawings, or anything else for that matter, are elevated with a thoughtful approach to props and natural lighting.
Finally had some time to go through all of the photographs and share it with you all. This workshop was my very first one where I was in charge of everything. It was a daunting task, but I wanted to really focus on what I would personally want to attend and work from there. The idea was to create a space for people to not only learn about drawing, but to connect with someone new and celebrate our wonderfully talented female creatives in South Africa.
My Ink + Foil workshop was held this past weekend and it was the first time that I was in charge of everything myself. I missed my talented friend Lynn who usually would deal with all of the admin, gift bags and tools immensely. 🙂
One sunny Saturday morning in September fellow creatives gathered at the picturesque Prestwich Collection for our second Makers Ink & Gather workshop where we doodled the day away creating Tiny Original drawings. We sold out so fast we had to add a couple of seats when a few hearts were broken that they missed out on a ticket. There is something truly exceptional about these doodle days where people from all around Cape Town with various degrees of drawing experience gather to reconnect with their creative sides. Absolute beginners are unequivocally welcome and I adore seeing the pride they feel when they see what they are able to create with a little bit of coaching.
Our very first Ink & Gather workshop took place on Saturday 6 August 2016 thanks to the immeasurably talented husband and wife team, Grant and Lynn, who created Makers
and invited me to be a part of it. We all gathered at the Prestwich Collection
headquarters at Mason’s Press and spent four and a half hours creating beautiful drawings together. The only teaching experience I have had was in fourth year of art school helping the third years create fashion animations for the fashion students so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. Being able to share my knowledge of ink drawing, the process that I have developed and talking fellow creatives through drawing with the right side of their brains was immensely rewarding. We had the most incredible group of people ranging from absolute beginners to some seriously talented folks.