Intuitive Painting and Collage: Whimsical Spring Faces
Instructor: Susan Miller
Class Code: SM190428
Workshop Fee: $120
Medium: Mixed Media
Sunday, April 28, Noon – 6:00 pm
Journey into the creative process that will deepen your understanding and connection with yourself and your art-making. No matter what your skill level is, you will open up to the freedom of being fully in tune with your inner artist voice.
You will learn how to:
• Use different mediums in your art-making such as acrylic inks/paints, art-sprays and papers.
• Build a background in layers using lots of juicy inks and paint, stencils, handmade stamps, colorful collaging and natural objects.
• Use a wide range of unconventional tools such as sticks, leaves, bubble wrap, drywall tape, scratching tools and corrugated cardboard to create dynamic textures and patterns.
• Paint and collage a face in your beautiful background as a focal point of your painting.
You will go home with a vibrant painting and the skills needed to develop an intuitive creative practice that includes reflection, inspiration, color, and joy!
Supplies to Bring:
D’Vinci Birch Wood Panel 11x14 or 14x18 (can be smooth gesso or plain wood)
Acrylic Inks (1oz bottles) 2 warm colors; 2 cool colors; white and metallic or pearlescent color. Fluorescent colors are good choices for warms. I recommend either Liquitex or Golden High Flow.
Acrylic Soft Body or Fluid paints: a combination of warms and cools (at least 2); white and black; I recommend Golden Fluid Paints (small bottles) OR Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic 2oz tubes or jars
Sponge Brush Set of mixed sizes
2-3 Polar Flo watercolor or acrylic brushes (rounds of different sizes, #1, #2, #4, #6 are good options)
Posca paint pens: white, black, gold or silver .7mm bullet point
Marabu Mixed Media Acrylic Sprays: 1 or 2 colors that you like
1 SOHO Spray Bottle
Small jar of matte medium or Mod Podge
An assortment of art papers or a scrap pack; colors and/or patterns you like
1 Sheet of Craft foam
Pencil and pen for drawing
8x10 Strathmore watercolor pad (90lb is fine) for sketching, practice and palette
I will have photo references of animals, birds, botanicals, faces you may like use in your painting or you can bring some of your own.