W9: Gelli Plate – ambiance before drawing



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W9: Gelli Plate – ambiance before drawing



Saturday morning

Ketta Linhares


How can we warm up the sketchbook pages before the drawing starts? We’ll use a different technique for the ambiance without pens, watercolors, or brushes. How? 

The ambience first.

When using Gelli Print, the most surprising thing is the unexpected and unique results no matter how planned the process can be. Sometimes you get spectacular pages that are a work of art by themselves. Other times, the unexpected can occur, but that will open our minds to find exciting solutions.

Then, the drawing.

While on the street we will make decisions to complete the challenge of this workshop: visual poetry! What to draw? Which prepared pages should be used? How to combine the ambiance with the lines? The pen should move on top of the ink shapes fearlessly. 

The unexpected surprise of this process will allow visual poetry to emerge.

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Event Details

Date: July 20, 2024

Start time: 09:00 a.m.

End time: 12:30 p.m.

Directions: Check in at Graphite Arts Center at 9 a.m.

Sketcher Fest Artist

Ketta Linhares is a Portugal-based artist and bookbinder, originally from Timor-Leste. When she was studying at secondary school, she wanted to be a sculptor or a painter but she wasn’t allowed to pursue any artistic area. She graduated in African Studies – History and Development, after listening to testimonies about the African continent with an inexplicable sparkle in their eyes. A trip to Kenya consolidated her new passion.

IG: @ketta.linhares