‘Bird Theatre’ Diorama workshop at Sandy Hill Arts

13 July 2024 @ 12:00 - 16:00 -

This hands-on session is tailored for those eager to delve into the world of collaged 3-D diorama artworks using hand-printing techniques and found textures.

‘Bird Theatre’ Diorama workshop at Sandy Hill Arts


13 July 2024    
12:00 - 16:00


Price: £45


Sandy Hill Arts
Sandy Hill Lane, Corfe Castle, Dorset, BH20 5JF

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‘Bird Theatre’ Diorama workshop with Lisa Berkshire

This hands-on session is tailored for those eager to delve into the world of collaged 3-D diorama artworks using hand-printing techniques and found textures. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, join me for an enjoyable journey of creativity and self-expression.

Price : £45 including all materials (paper, paints, diorama box, print making equipment, glue and tape and other materials needed for the session) plus refreshments.

The first part of the workshop will be quite free and creative, where we will use hand-printing techniques in acrylics and other water soluble paints, to build up a range of textures and patterns to use later.
We will use these elements and combine them with found ephemera (that I provide) such as old maps, vintage cards, art papers etc, to create the ‘Bird Theatre’ diorama, which will be made up of a proscenium theatre arch to frame the diorama, and inside of a song bird of your choice (I will have plenty of reference and stencils on the day) on a leafy branch as the main subject on the inside.
We will attach the elements we have made, to stand away from the background, making the finished artworks into a lovely 3-D diorama to celebrate our wonderful British song birds.
If you look through my website you will find plenty of examples of the kind of dioramas I create using these techniques. These are the kind of effects and end results we will be creating.

No prior experience is needed—just bring your enthusiasm and a desire to explore the world of creative collaged relief art!

About Lisa
Lisa graduated with a B.A. Hons Degree in Graphic Design and Illustration from Norwich School of Art in 1989 and since then has created illustrations for a wide range of clients including Fortnum and Masons, The Londonist Magazine, Badger Brewery, Dorset County Council, Barefoot Books Ltd, Nelson Thornes Publishing, Oxford University Press, Sainsbury’s PLC, BBC publishing and many more.
She creates illustrations for magazine articles, stories, horoscopes, cartoons, children’s fairytale anthologies and educational books, as well as designs for packaging, maps and all sorts of visuals for use in design.
She also creates artworks for her own growing collection of greetings cards, prints and homewares which she shows and sells at markets and fairs, pop-up shops and art galleries.Her work combines drawing and printmaking with digital effects, often including her own words and hand-drawn lettering. She loves myths and folktales, the sea, the landscape, architecture, children’s literature, birds and nature amongst many other things.

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