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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 Retro Patterns


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


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, I've created a series of specifically designed classes just for you! They can 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 Gary’s 90-minute Art & Design classes.



What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-
In this short 1 1⁄2 hour lesson you will cover making stencils and masking off areas to create your initial

shapes to decorate. You will be using both acrylic paint and water colour paints. You will be shown how to mark you’re your stencilled images and assemble your designs with templates supplied to follow. The outcome measures: A3


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:
• Acrylic paints & water colour paints used:-

 Titanium White § Yellow Ochre
 Orange & Brown § Green

  • Something to make permanent black marks with, such as a gel pen, ball point pen (a pen which will not smudge or run when wet)

  • Optional a white Posca pen for white dots (I love this pen and is great fun adding white highlights to your work, I purchased mine on amazon) alternatively you could use liquid paper such as “Tipex” or even white paint and a small brush)

  • Optional some semi-permanent fixative spray to hold down the stencils, although not necessary as you can just hold down while you dry brush in the paint) A Glue stick such as a Pritt Stick or similar

  • 1 sheet of good quality paper A3 either water colour paper or mixed media paper 250g /m2 -135lb (I have used a sheet from Winsor & Newton brand but there are many on the market and some art suppliers will sell individual sheets of paper)

  • Plus, some extra pieces paper or this card to make stencils 5” x 5” (12cm x 12cm)


  • Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

    • Sharp paper scissors & craft knife & cutting mat

    • A ruler or quilting square for measuring and cutting against

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

    • A large plate or a palette for mixing paint

    • 1 small paint brush 1x medium sized flat paint brush

    • Either sponge brushes or pieces of sponge for painting

    • Some paper kitchen towel to hand

    • Ruler or quilting / crafting square

    • Pencil and rubber

    • IMPORTANT: Have a hair-dryer to hand when speed drying is required!


Video of Workshop: Gary Mills - Retro Patterns

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