with artist and tutor Jane Weatherly

Saturday 15th August from 11am



Inspiration for this short course came from the Japanese art of mending broken ceramics called “Kintsugi”. This process involves repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.


This course will encourage students to recycle objects that have been discarded. The sheets of used packaging, wrapping paper and forgotten sketchbooks will have a new life breathed into them.


Through the processes of breaking and mending or rather tearing and sticking, the edges of the torn pieces can be joined and overlapped creating linear patterns of cracks and repairs. The outer edges are not restricted to a regular format and frame the inner lines which can be read as a “drawn” line the eye can follow across and around the surface.

The workshop will begin with a Zoom meeting discussing the aims of the workshop, students will then continue their work on their own, and in the afternoon student will re-group via Zoom for critique and analysis.

Materials List

  • 1 sheet of brown wrapping paper

  • A double page taken from an old sketchbook or an old drawing about A3 size

  • Odd loose pieces of white cartridge paper

  • Black Parker "Quink" ink

  • 1 rigger brush or similar soft pointed brush

  • 1 old household paint brush (up to 1inch)

  • White acrylic gesso

  • A couple of pritt sticks

  • Craft knife of scissors

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