What can I learn?
Here are some of Isadora’s Workshops:
Bookmaking or bookbinding is an ancient craft – the art of keeping the pages of a book together. In modern times, artists have sought to challenge the usual paper-based, brick-shaped solution to keeping pages together. Artists’ books often blend content and form. For details of upcoming classes and galleries, click here.
Drawing involves making marks on a surface by applying pressure from a tool, or moving a tool across a surface. At Isadora’s Workshop, drawing also means learning to observe, look, see before you put your tool to paper. A powerful technique for all to learn. Media used can range from pencil, pen and ink, coloured pencils, graphite, charcoal, crayons, inked brushes to chalk. Explore sketching, proportion, perspective, composition and colour theory. You may be interested to check my blog entry about teaching before you go and check the Current Schedule.
Clay Critters, or Isadora’s Guide to Infinite Fun. Learn to have fun with very little. Use recycled material to make all the props to your story, and then animate them during story-telling, at the end of the session.
Paper Decorating is a term used for applying colour on paper. It involves many different techniques and media. marbled paper was used in bookbinding. Paste-decorated paper can be used in collage. For details of upcoming classes click here.
Polymer clay. A colourful clay that can be used for making beads in the tradition of the Vienese millefiori glass beads. These beads harden upon baking. For details of upcoming classes, click here.
Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. The process is capable of producing multiples of the same piece, which is called a print. Each piece is not a copy but an original since it is not a reproduction of another work of art and is technically known as an impression. The major techniques are linocut, woodcut, drypoint, etching, lithography and silk-screen. All these techniques can be explored at the studio, except for lithography. For details of upcoming classes, click here
Silk-screen Printing. A form of printing, used for commercial T-shirts, it is also used by artists (most famously Andy Warhol). For details of upcoming classes, click here.
Watercolours. For details click here