Insightful Markings

Untitled by Mariana del Castillo
Untitled by Mariana del Castillo.

Insightful Markings

With Mariana del Castillo

Part of Sunday Series: Drawing

1-4pm Sunday 21 March 2021

$95 per person

Includes most materials. Participants to bring apron, water and covered toe shoes.
This workshop is part of a focused series on drawing, taught by an array of professional artists. You can enrol in one, two or as many workshops from the series as you like.

Participants will use a natural earthy palette of walnut, cochineal, turmeric and tea alongside Sumi ink to mindfully slow down and start to shape and construct tools and brushes to create marks and images on paper which can be cut to overlay alternate surfaces.

Making your own brushes and tools can add a sense of personal self-sufficiency and connect you to the natural world. Participants will explore mark-making with their own brushes from the supplied materials including reed, bamboo, seaweed, dried foliage etc. Each one of the brushes created will be unique and will make unusual and unexpected marks.

Mariana del Castillo has been a professional practicing artist for the last thirty years. Her work centres around salvage and reuse with natural and urban detritus.


About Mariana del Castillo

Mariana del Castillo graduated with a Bachelor of Arts at the ANU School of Art & Design in 1989. In 2020, she was invited to be a Research Assistant for the Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra. She has mentored and tutored BIGHART –Project O, Cooma; the Australian Defence Force Arts for Recovery program at UC; she was Concept Costume Designer for ‘Red Dress’ production, Denmark; and she facilitated two workshops in Mental Health Week 2019 for Gungahlin Arts, and on two separate occasions facilitated workshops for IGNITE. Her works are in private and corporate collections across Australia, UK, Ecuador, USA, Germany and Denmark.

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More info

Please contact Belconnen Arts Centre via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.