Ink-tober - the joy of ink illustration
Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day for the entire month. Started by artist Jake Parker, this project embraces the joy of illustrating with ink, with the added excitement of seeing what different people create in response to the same prompts.
This series of 4 evening classes is inspired by Inktober and will explore various ways of using ink, whilst creating work inspired by the 2019 Inktober prompts. You will learn technical skills, design techniques, as well as materials and paper types. In a relaxed and fun environment, with small group sizes, this workshop requires no prior experience, catering to any skill level - from those who have never picked up a paint brush or pen, to those who are looking to fine tune their skills.
- Introduction to various indian ink techniques including wash types, negative painting, layering, shading and masking
- Information about indian ink materials including brush types and paper
- Tuition under and excellent and experienced teacher and practicing artist
- Materials included in the course tuition - take home your beautiful creations at the end!
- A relaxed environment with small class sizes to ensure individual attention
- Just an open mind - leave all self-doubt at the door!
Casual clothing - it could get messy!
This class is designed for adult. Any skill level is welcome.
Vendor since 2016
Alisa Tanaka-King is a Melbourne based artist, with a practice which focuses on sustainability and the handmade. Her work is often non-traditional in form, combining installation and the drawn line with live performance.
Alisa is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne) having completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (printmaking) and Graduate Diploma of Performance Creation (animateuring). Since 2009, Alisa has been represented by Hawthorn Studio & Gallery, while exhibiting across Melbourne at various galleries and events.
In 2012, Alisa returned to study to explore marrying her two loves - live performance and visual art.
Since then, she has continued to investigate and experiment with this unique practice. While her work is non-traditional, she draws on traditional techniques to inform how she creates her work and the materials she uses.
In 2014, Alisa spent time in Japan at the Awagami Traditional Papermaking Factory as part of their visitng artists program. Here she was taught the traditional techniques used in Japanese paper making. Alisa's Japanese heritage underpins her work, and is a constant reference when she is making.
In October 2014, Alisa was invited to be an artist in residence at Arteles Creative Centre in Finland where she spent one month in the forests of the Lake Regions with ten other international artists.
During this time, the importance of environment, consumerism in arts practices and sustainability became crucial considerations to how she made work. Interested in creating immersive experiences for audiences, Alisa's work has since taken the form of large-scale installations, growing and forming around an audience.
IIn 2016, Alisa has been privileged to travel to Japan and Europe, connecting with artists, festivals and events supported by the Australia Council Artstart grant.
Aside from her solo practice, Alisa coordinates the Community Arts Program at Ballarat Community Health in Victoria. Here Alisa runs art and drama workshops, education programs, creative support groups, and the Lucas Community Gallery & Arts Space.