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This is a workshop in brush and ink painting based on my Chinese Painting studies. I begin by introducing the Four Treasures of Chinese painting; brush, rice-paper, ink stone and ink stick and show how this technique has influenced my illustration work today. Then I do a simple landscape painting demonstrating several different brushstrokes as well as explaining a little about the philosophy of Chinese Painting. Next it is up to the students to try! Once they have mastered a landscape painting I will show them how to paint bamboo, which they soon find out is deceptively simple. This is a great workshop to tie in with Asian Studies or simply as an opportunity to try something completely new.
Chinese philosophy and language Art History Cultural studies
As an author and illustrator I am uniquely qualified to explain the process of making a picture book from conception to completion. This is a workshop that can be done over one day or a short-term residency. These are the areas I cover: Studying picture books and graphic novels for readers of all ages (I […]
Join popular children’s author, Sally Rippin, for a fun-filled writing workshop that will have your mind overflowing with story ideas. Learn how to combine your life experience with imagination to write any type of story at all – from spooky mysteries to historical fiction and how to create convincing characters your readers will love. Topics: […]
This is a general talk on the process of writing and illustrating picture books, showing examples of how some of my characters were created by drawing on the whiteboard. I also show the various stages from initial roughs and dummies to finish artwork. In the second part of the talk I take the students through […]