Karen Thompson, ceramicist

  • Bradford School of Art, Bradford College

Artist Karen Thompson began her Masterclass with the Bradford College Art&Design Club by talking about her own background and work and showed everyone some of her portraits and ceramic pieces.

She then demonstrated the inks, brushes and other implements (including pastry brushes, nail brushes and melted toothbrushes) that she uses in her work. The Club members set up paper on their easels, and then they started to work on their own portraits inspired by Karen’s work, helped with tips and advice from her.

They were able to experiment with drawing in ink, using nibs and then adding water to explore its effect on the image. It was an enjoyable and engaging day, and the young people produced some incredibly interesting work.

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