Intuitive Painting & Collage: Botanical Whimsy with Winged, Feathered or Furry Friends
Instructor: Susan Miller
Class Code: SM190727
Workshop Fee: $120
Medium: Mixed Media
Saturday, July 27, 10:00am – 5:00pm
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, spray paints 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 animals, birds, or insects with botanical images 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 Wood Panel 11x14 or 14x18 (can be smooth gesso or plain wood)
Acrylic Inks (1oz bottles)
2 warm colors: yellow, orange, and pinks
2 cool colors: blues, and greens
White, dark (black, sepia, deep purple or payne’s gray) and a 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:
Warm and cool colors: (at least 2)
*I recommend Golden Fluid Paints (small bottles) OR Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic 2oz tubes or jars
Sponge Brush Set of mixed sizes
2 Polar Flo watercolor or acrylic brushes (rounds of different sizes, #1, #2, #4, #6 are good options) and 1 tiny round for fine lines
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
Pencil and pen for drawing
8x10 Strathmore watercolor pad (90lb is fine) for sketching, practice
and a palette
I will have photo references of animals, birds, insects, botanicals, faces you may like use in your painting or you can bring some of your own. I will also have a lot of supplies and embellishments on hand to try out and use in your painting process.