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Patinas and Ink Making Taster with Alejandro Lopez

Date Saturday 16 September 2023
Time 1.30pm – 4.30pm 
Price £55 (£49.50) 

Patination is the process of developing or forming colour on sculpture. This taster course will introduce these techniques using natural materials. These patinas can then be applied to plaster reliefs, bronze or lead sculptures to create unique surface finishes.  

Suitable for beginners and more experienced artists interested in learning more about patination



Alongside patination the course will also look at the different binders and recipes needed to make types of paint and ink. You will learn how to prepare pigments to make oil paints for painting on canvas and the medieval process for making natural black and brown ink using soot and tea for drawing on paper.  

Please note that this course will take place outside in the Outdoor Learning Studio.

Alejandro Lopez graduated from the School of Fine Art, Neuquen, Argentina and has a degree in Art History from Edinburgh University. He has worked with Jorge Michelotti. Alejandro has exhibited widely in Argentina, Portugal, Greece and Scotland and made several public art commissions. He is a long-term tutor for ESW’s Learning Programme.

Courses are subject to minimum enrolment, so please book as soon as possible, to reduce the likelihood of course cancellation.  

Please read our Bookings and Cancellation Policy here.