Summer is here! We at Oakwood Artists’ League continue to stay busy in spite of the heat!
Recently several workshops were offered by some of our members. The workshops help inspire us to learn new materials, techniques and a new way of looking at creativity.
Joyce Weary taught us how to use “scratchboard.” Most of us had not used it in a long time and found it very enjoyable. As the black ink is scratched away to reveal the white board underneath, the artist can make a desired image, but it causes one to think differently about positive and negative space and light and shadow.
A workshop taught by Diane Hitt produced work on paper to resemble batik (pictured). It is interesting how each is so different, even with the same instruction and methods. They are very beautiful.
Diane Hitt showed how to make “marbled papers.” The results were stunning with lots of vibrant color! They can be used in a variety of ways. A few of them might include the paper as art, use the paper for scrapbooking, use it for trims and use it for a collage.