What you will do
16.5 hour workshop
An author as well as an illustrator and artist, Celia Lewis has produced six books published by Bloomsbury, among them The Illustrated Guide to Pigs (2011) and An Illustrated Coastal Year (2013).
Wanting to create more interesting illustrations for her books, Celia developed printmaking skills, beginning with drypoint engraving then linocutting. Her work draws on the countryside around her; besides the odd eureka moment her creative process is gradual, with ideas often taking a month or so to form and overcoming many pitfalls along the way. Although she also paints in pure watercolour, She has developed a technique of combining other mediums with linocuts to produce unique artworks. By constantly evolving and changing her approach, she hopes to keep her work fresh.
Celia Lewis won the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour RI Medal in 2005 and the Royal Watercolour Society Winsor & Newton Prize in 2010. More recently, she received her Diploma from the Chelsea School of Botanical Art.
We’ll begin by creating a sampler to familiarise ourselves with the tools then carve, ink and print a two colour fruit bowl. Help will be given with technique, design, colour mixing inks and hand burnishing the finished artwork. All equipment provided and no previous experience required. Just your courage and enthusiasm.
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This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
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About your host, Minerva Workshop
The Minerva Workshop is located in Kentish Town in North London, in an old Victorian Warehouse full of creative businesses, and run by painter Lottie Cole.
The Minerva Workshop hosts masterclasses taught by artists and artisans as well as regular weekly classes. All the classes are taught by professional full-time artists and artisans, who love to share their knowledge and skill.
The classes are open to all levels, unless stated, and kept to a limited number of no more than 12. This keeps the classes intimate and allows for everyone to have sufficient help and encouragement in a friendly atmosphere.
As well as learning and expanding skills our goal is to send participants away refreshed and invigorated by sharing a creative experience.
You don't need to bring anything with you - just your enthusiasm.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.