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Purchase this digital product and receive a link to the YouTube video of the CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop featuring leading designer, tutor & craft expert Gary Mills and his fabulous Boats in the Harbour.


Once you have purchased this product, the PDF document you will receive contains a link to the private-access video on YouTube


If you love, colour, doodling and playing with scraps of paper, cloth, and ephemera then you are really going to enjoy your time on Gary Mills’ 90-minute Art & Design classes!...


Introduction by Gary:-
Have you always wanted to learn more about being creative? Have you wanted to explore design, but

never had the opportunity? Well, this is just one of the lessons specifically designed for you by me, Gary Mills, where I’ve created a series of individual lessons that specifically are designed to be accessed by everyone and at all levels and abilities; This is for all of you who would like to learn and have a go, and those who enjoy being creative but would like to become a little freer and more open to some new ideas. If you love, colour, doodling and playing with scraps of paper, cloth, and ephemera then you are really going to enjoy your time on any of my Art and Design short lessons.

This lesson is based around creating an illustrated graphic picture of bright bold stylised Boats In A Harbour. This scene is totally achievable using a water colour paint palette, paint application techniques, a collage template to follow, and a series of processes to help you achieve a piece of Artwork you will be proud of. This will not be a conventional art drawing lesson, far from it; but rather a fun and informative approach to creating ‘Art’!...


What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-
In this short 1 1⁄2 hour lesson you will cover water colour paint techniques, illustration, collage,

following a template, with cutting and gluing. The outcome to this project is a finished picture measuring 6.5“ x 8.5“ (inches)


Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-
Gary has many years of experience as a professional practitioner and teacher of art and textiles; his

lessons are so enjoyable, fun, and very well organised with his clear and patient guidance. This lesson is suitable for all; if you are a beginner this is a great way to find your creative ability through learning process and skills which explore the rudiments of creative art and design practices. For those with some confidence and experience you could add further diversify to approaches in your own artistic ability and imagination!


Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

All the materials are easily accessible. Such as papers and inks and paints can be sourced from local shops or online and most other materials can be found around your sewing box or in your desk draw. You will need for this workshop:-

  • Something to make permanent black ink marks with, such as a Gel Pen, Ballpoint Pen (ie, a pen

    which will not smudge or run when wet)

  • Glue Stick- such as a Pritt Stick or similar

  • Masking Tape

  • A set of simple Watercolour Paints

  • 1 sheet of good quality Paper A3 (or 2x A4 sheets) either watercolour paper or mixed-media paper

    250g/m2 -135lb (Gary has used a sheet from Winsor & Newton brand but there are many on the market and some art suppliers will sell individual sheets of paper!)...

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sharp Paper Scissors

  • 2 x containers, such as jam-jars, to hold some clean water.

  • A large Plate or a Palette for mixing paint

  • 1 small-size Paint Brush and 1 x medium-size Flat Paint Brush

  • A piece of clean Sponge or Sponge Applicator for wetting the paper

  • Optional: a Water-Spray Bottle

  • Some Paper Kitchen Towel to hand

  • Ruler or Quilting/Crafting Square

  • Pencil and Rubber

  • A Ruler or Grading Ruler for squaring up

  • Important: A hair-dryer to hand when speed-drying is required




Video of Workshop: Gary Mills - Boats in the Harbour

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