INTRODUCTION TO ALCOHOL INK and YUPO WORKSHOP

Whether you are new to this artform or a well- seasoned creative who just wants some well- deserved ‘me’ time come along and let me provide a safe landing space for you to unwind, have some fun, and go with the ‘flow’ in creating your own alcohol ink masterpieces.
In this wonderfully, therapeutic workshop you will be introduced to the concept of ‘flow’ art and abstraction using bright and colourful alcohol inks, Yupo paper and alcohol ink accessories. Here, in a relaxed environment, you will be guided by an experienced art facilitator through a range of exciting, fun and easy ‘flow’ techniques, choose and experiment with colour and neutral palettes that intuitively ‘speak’ to you, learn how to embellish your work using symbols and marks that express your unique identity and create originals with a “WOW” factor that you will be proud to frame or use in other art or craft applications.
All materials will be provided and, at the end of the workshop, you will take home 2 small framed  original pieces, ( 8”x 8” and 6”x 8”), 1 large unframed original, and a folio of multiple art pieces in various sizes and weights ( 100gsm-200gsm) ready for you to apply, at your own leisure, to your ongoing creative practice at home.
Class sizes will be limited to 10 participants ( min. 5 students) and are suitable for older teenagers and adults. No previous experience is necessary.
As chemicals are used in the form of inks and Isopropyl/ methylated spirits/ fixatives, it is advisable that children under the age of 18, expectant mothers and anyone who has been, or may be affected by fumes to consider the risk. Participants may bring their own respirators or choose to use the disposable filtered Unisafe P2 Blue masks available in class.
What You’ll Get
2 framed original artworks
Multiple art pieces in various sizes and paper weights (gsm)
A portfolio to protect unframed works
Information sheet ( class overview/ stockists/ materials used)
The use, in class, of a range of coloured alcohol inks/ pens and alcohol ink accessories to produce  artworks
What To Bring
An inquisitive and ‘go with the flow’ mindset
A supermarket type bag to carry home your amazing pieces!

ABOUT MARTY NUKU

Marty Nuku has been a qualified art educator for the past 20 years in both the public and private sectors of education in NSW and QLD. Marty is currently based in Brisbane and has found that using alcohol inks as a ‘flow’ medium invites a more intuitive approach to artmaking thantraditional styles of artmaking. Marty says, ‘Line, colour, balance and harmony are achieved through the serendipitous ( the art of happy accidents) qualities of this exciting medium allowing me, as a creative, the freedom to explore the high points and subtleties of the mediums, to value the spills and drips, and take the opportunity to rework my pieces, if I choose. Through the process of ‘play’ students will discover a sense of achievement and satisfaction in creating something unique..nothing is wasted!’.

Through collaboration with other creatives and ‘flow’ artists and with the ongoing passion for sharing her knowledge,Marty brings to the workshop scene an experience that will ignite your own potential to create with ease, inspire, and open your world to new and exciting possibilities.