News and Articles

Painting on metal at Mid Wales Arts

A 2 day workshop 'Painting on Metal' - Approaches to Mural Making with Edward Heath at the Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th April 2016. Home to the permanent collection of enamellist Stefan Knapp, in the heart of Mid Wales.

 

Edward Heath was Head of Enamelling at Kingston School of Art for many years. He was a principal assistant to Stefan Knapp and worked closely with him on many of the world's largest enamel murals. Edward has exhibited Internationally for many years. He has also worked in the commercial world, running a design company in London. His signature piece the pagoda on the banks of the Thames by the House of Lords, is testament to his skill and place in the world of enamelling.

This two day course, suitable for all abilities will give participants the chance to learn about the process of applying vitreous enamel onto a flat steel plate, ‘scraffito’ – drawing, design and shape-making before the firing process. This process can be repeated continuously to strengthen the initial image or to ‘float’ and create a mirage of shapes and line drawings on top of the existing picture. This is a truly unique form of creativity, where you will have the chance to begin to make a mural completely of your own design.

Cost :£160 to include tea, coffee and lunch, enamels used by the group and test pieces of ground-coated steel. Available from MWA: larger pieces of ground-coated steel (25cm x 25cm) at cost. Participants are advised to bring apron/overall, sketches and designs, small glass/plastic containers to contain wet enamel and any favourite tools you may already have.

To book, please visit the Mid Wales Arts Centre website and download a booking form. http://www.midwalesarts.org.uk/