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Illuminating the Holidays with Debbie Thompson Wilson – SOLD OUT

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm



Join us for a workshop with Debbie Thompson Wilson! “Make a Joyful Noise” celebrates the festive sounds- by musical instruments and nature – of the holiday season. Paint an small image adapted from medieval manuscript illuminations, using real gold leaf and watercolour and ink. There will be a choice of subjects to paint, from simple to more complex.

Some watercolour experience is required.

Materials to bring to class:

• Watercolours

• Palette or plate for mixing colours

• Small watercolour brushes (Size 1 or smaller )

• Paper towel

• Water container (small yogurt cup ideal)

• 4B or 5B pencil

• kneaded eraser

• X-acto knife with #11 blade

• Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen (black size XS) or Prismacolour Premier ink pen (sepia..size 005) (available at Wyndham Art Supply, Michaels)

• Ruler

• sharp, clean Scissors

Supplies provided for $15 supply fee (payable in class to Debbie, CASH ONLY):

• watercolour paper

• 1 watercolour brush

• gold leaf and gilding medium

• misc. supplies

• handouts

Please note: There will be a lunch break during the workshop. Participants may bring a bagged lunch or leave the museum to go get lunch in the area.

Medieval illumination painted by Debbie Thompson Wilson. A musician is playing a flute to a rabbit and crow.


Civic Museum
52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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