Silverpoint Drawing - Heritage Lincolnshire Online Talk & Activity

Sun 13 Jun 2021, 10–12am

£25, 18yrs+


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Step into the shoes of the “Renaissance Masters” and try out the delicate 15th century technique of drawing with a metal stylus, a technique of Leonardo Da Vinci and Raphael.

What you will learn

  • History of silverpoint and metalpoint drawing.
  • Contemporary artists using silverpoint today.
  • An overview of the tools and materials required.
  • Preparing a suitable ground for drawing on (it doesn’t work just on paper!).
  • Techniques for mark making.
  • Creating light and shade.
  • The effects of oxidisation.
  • Work together to draw a small still life.
  • Developing your practice and where best to obtain supplies.

Craft kit contents

  • X4 A6 sheets of thick hot pressed watercolour paper prepared with white silverpoint drawing ground.
  • A6 tracing paper sheet for keeping fingerprints off your work.
  • A paper clip/short length of wire to draw with.

What you could bring along

A selection of different metals to draw with. Suggestions include: a silver earring or pendant, a silver spoon, a wedding ring, a nail, a piece of old wire, a piece of copper pipe.

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