We have the luxury of time to explore and develop our most amazing art. Join me on this 5-day adventure for creating history and mystery.
Make history using layers of acrylic mediums, collage and color. Learn how to veil imagery to elicit mystery. Colors evoke mood, texture creates a place where the eye can jump right in and gesture and movement keep you engaged. During this course you will learn how to use acrylic pastes, gels and mediums to create texture, learn how to use color to evoke a mood and incorporate alternative art materials to enhance your finished mixed media art. I love teaching all levels and I welcome the curious to come learn and explore with me to transform your process.
Day 1: Scribble to structure
We begin with finding our mark and moving the line. We mix up the tools and break the rules. Find the structure within the scribbles. This is where we experiment with composition, color and scale. We will randomly create structure and then train our eye to develop composition using color, collage and texture.
Day 2: Experiment with alternative materials-I love making my own collage papers and I will share with you how to create unique textured papers. We will experiment with textiles and transfers. I will even share some unusual ways to fuse it all together.
Day 3: Transformation
Take the elements and expand them to a larger scale. Learn what works and what doesn’t at different scales. Transform your imagery using texture and transparency. I will also share all about crackles: how to create them on anything and anywhere.
Day 4: Accidental Masterpiece
When the critic is silenced a masterpiece can emerge. Learn ways to scoot around the internal critic. We will develop the work using layers, values, light and shadows all the elements of the masters. I will also introduce you to some fun and unusual materials to add a little bling to your work.
Day 5: Get a new perspective
We will explore creating with fresh eyes. Develop a long horizontal abstract or a tall vertical landscape. Use the elements of realism to abstraction. We will do fast pieces to free our creative soul from the internal critic. You will also learn when to stop, perhaps my most frequently asked question.
Every day will involve demonstrations and plenty of time to experiment, along with guided encouragement. I will also work individually to assist you in discovery your authentic voice.