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Watercolours and ink – Make and Take Adults

Watercolours and ink – Make and Take Adults

The combination of watercolours and ink in this activity will allow to create a similar effect to stained glass windows. Stained glass gained recognition as a Christian art form sometime in the fourth century as Christians began to build churches. One of the oldest known examples of multiple pieces of coloured glass used in a window were found at St. Paul’s Monastery in Jarrow, England, founded in 686 AD. The purpose of stained glass windows in a church was both to enhance the beauty of their setting and to inform the viewer through narrative or symbolism.

Why not trying to combine watercolour and ink to create a similar effect?

MATERIAL NEEDED:
– Pencil
– Eraser
– A4 white card or paper
– Black water proof style felt tip (alternatives might be black biro or soft lead black pencil)
– Some water colour style paints (alternatives could be coloured inks)
– A basic medium sized painting brush
– A selection of images of nature or landscape or your own imagination.
– Carbon paper or tracing paper or freehand drawing.

Ready to try it? Download the full tutorial in PDF and start painting!

MAKE&TAKE ADULTS are creative workshop for adults, free and open to everybody. Every week there is a new activity and craft to explore. They are a great opportunity for people to practise creativity for the promotion of well-being: participants are invited to ‘play’ with materials without feeling the pressure of achieving something perfect. The sessions also offer the chance to socialise in a very friendly, supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Due to social distancing, the group is currently unable to meet, so we are offering simple tutorials for the weekly workshop, readjusting the original activity with materials and resources that people can easily find at home.