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Master Class 2024 - Flights of Fancy

With Heather Held

Starting date : 20 July 2024

Fees : HK$ 5,850 or US$ 750

Workshop Description

Let your skills soar! This advanced study program is designed for those who want to enrich their

skills in offhand flourishing, gilding, painting, and designing decorative elements. If you can set

the time aside to practice and do the assignments you will be amazed at how your skills will

soar. Each of our projects will be infused with a fanciful spirit as we explore techniques together.

Instruction will be given for each lesson, but the student is encouraged to do their own

research and create unique projects to expand their design skills. Homework is required for this

workshop. My hope is that each student will see a dramatic level of growth in their skills and gain

confidence for more involved projects. The notes, instruction and critique lessons will continue

to teach you for years to come. I am so excited to accompany you on this unique journey. There

is so much to discover and explore.

Lesson 1 - Refined flourishing

Our first lesson will concentrate on taking your flourishing skills to a new level. We will refine our strokes as we work on an illustrative or constrained space flourish.

Lesson 2 - Watercolour

Watercolour techniques with coloured pencil, watercolour pencils and gouache. This is a skill building lesson where we will explore the advantages of combining watercolor with other mediums.

 

Lesson 3 - Gilding and Ornament

This lesson will cover the principals of ornamental design using florals and acanthus for borders or illuminated vines. 

Lesson 4 - Inhabited Initials 

This lesson will cover an inhabited letter design. An inhabited initials includes either a floral or animal element. Gilding and dry brush watercolour techniques will be explored in this workshop.

Lesson 5 - Text with imagery

This lesson begins to put all our study techniques together. We will work with a few lines of text and add the ornamental design to grace the words.

Lesson 6 - The Illuminated page

Expanding our previous lesson, the student will create a full illuminated page that illustrates their chosen text.

Workshop Schedule

Lesson 1

Saturday, 20 July, 2024

07:30 am - 09:30 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Critique 1

Saturday, 3 August, 2024

07:30 am - 09:30 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 2

Saturday, 10 August, 2024

07:30 am - 09:30 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Critique 2

Saturday, 24 August, 2024

07:30 am - 09:30 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 3

Saturday, 31 August, 2024

07:30 am - 09:30 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Critique 3

Saturday, 14 September, 2024

07:30 am - 09:30 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 4

Saturday, 21 September, 2024

07:30 am - 09:30 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Critique 4

Saturday, 12 October, 2024

07:30 am - 09:30 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 5

Saturday, 19 October, 2024

07:30 am - 09:30 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Critique 5

Saturday, 9 November, 2024

08:30 am - 10:30 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 6

Saturday, 16 November, 2024

08:30 am - 10:30 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Critique 6

Saturday, 7 December, 2024

08:30 am - 10:30 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Note to Students

  • This is a live online workshop via Zoom (please make sure you have a Zoom account to access the workshop)

  • All live lessons will be recorded and available for 90 days following the final lesson.

  • All recordings expires on Saturday, 8 March, 2025 at 12:00 pm Hong Kong Standard Time.

  • Student requires to submit homework to the discussion board for Heather to critique.

  • Workshop handouts (if any), zoom links and recordings are available on the workshop page one week (or as soon as practicable) before the first lesson.

  • All workshop dates and times are according to the Hong Kong Standard Time.

Recommended Workshop Supplies

  • Click here for the supplies list recommended for this workshop.

Workshop Boarding Page (Only for Enrolled Students)

  • If you have not logged in, click here to access the instructions on how to access your workshop.

  • If you have already logged in, click here to access your workshop boarding page directly.

Refund Policy

  • All sales are final and fees paid for the online workshop are non-refundable.

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