MIXED MEDIA MASH UP:Stunning Abstracts with Acrylics, Collage, Soft Pastels

APRIL 26-28

                                                JEN TOUGH GALLERY

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This workshop offers new possibilities for artists who want to enrich their work by incorporating multiple media.  It focuses on the amazing possibilities available in combining soft pastels, acrylics and collage. It is also about creating work that strikes a deeper meaning for you.  We will be building layers, adding, subtracting, scraping, using both homemade and commercial stencils, using soft pastels as both a drawing and painting medium, alternating with acrylics.

Our collage materials will be culled from painting exercises the first day, structured initially as a base layer or underpainting. Acrylics, soft pastels, water soluble graphite sticks, water soluble oil pastels will all contribute to this mixed media mash up!  I hope you will join me!

Who should take this workshop:

You are fascinated with Abstraction as a way to bring more personal meaning, excitement and  drama into your work.

You want to learn more about the soft pastel medium and how to incorporate it into your paintings.

You are obsessed with color, texture, and design and want to incorporate these elements more fully into your work:

You are fascinated with layering processes and the possibilities of layering and excavating- it is kind of an archeological dig.

You want to learn how to combine acrylics with pastels in a way that enhances rather than muddies.

 You want to experiment with  mark making, doodling and develop a  more personal   calligraphy and visual vocabulary.

JEN TOUGH GALLERY                                       Tuition: $ 425 ( Includes lunch daily)
942 Tyler St., Suite E                                           Register: 1-833-278-5683
Benicia, CA 94510

 

 

 

 

OVERVIEW: My Fine Art Workshops 2019

WONDROUS WAX: ENCAUSTIC INTENSIVE ( Beginners welcome!)
FEBRUARY 8-10, Fri-Sun 10 am-4 pm
Richmond Art Center,2540 Barrett Ave. Richmond, CA
Tuition:$ 275( Additional Materials Fee of $ 75 to instructor)
Pre-register: 510-620-6772 or http://www.therac.org

STUNNING  ABSTRACTS WITH SOFT PASTELS & MIXED MEDIA
MARCH 1& 3, Fri & Sun 10 am-4 pm
Richmond Art Center,2540 Barrett Ave. Richmond, CA
Tuition:$ 200 (Additional materials fee of $50 to instructor)
Pre-register: 510-620-6772 or http://www.therac.org

ABSTRACTING THE FIGURE WITH ACRYLICS, COLLAGE & SOFT PASTELS
MARCH 30-31, Sat- Sun, 10 AM-4 PM
Marin MOCA, 500 Palm Drive,Novato, California 94949
Studio is at 781 Hamilton Parkway ( Behind Best Cafe)
Tuition: Members $ 225  N/M $ 250(
additional models fee of $40, paid to the instructor)
Pre-register: 415 506 0137 /info@marinmoca.org

MIXED MEDIA MASH UP!  Stunning Abstracts with Acrylics, Collage, Soft Pastels
APRIL  26-28 , Fri – Sun 10 am-4 pm
Jen Tough Gallery 942 Tyler St., Suite E,  Benicia CA 94510
Tuition: $ 425 ( Includes lunch daily)
Pre-register: Phone: 1-833-ART-LOVE  |  1-833-278-5683

WONDROUS WAX!: Abstract Intentions with Hot Wax ( Intermediate/ Advanced)
May 25-27, Sat-Mon  10 am-4 pm 
Studio 55, 55 Howe Road, Martinez, CA
Tuition: $ 425 ( plus $ 75 materials fee directly to the instructor)
Pre-register: http://www.studio55martinez.com/ Tel:925 937 6422 mira@mirawhitefineart.com Advance registration recommended

STUNNING ABSTRACTS WITH SOFT PASTELS, ACRYLICS & COLLAGE
JUNE 14-17, Fri-Mon- 9:30am-4:30 pm
Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St. PO Box 765
Mendocino, CA 95460
Tuition: $350 ( Additional materials fee of $40  directly to instructor)
Pre-register: 1 800 653-3328 or http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org

ABSTRACTION WITH OIL, COLD WAX & COLLAGE
AUGUST 16-18, Fri-Sun 10am-4 pm
Studio 55, 55 Howe Road, Martinez, CA
Tuition: $ 350 ( plus $ 30 materials fee directly to the instructor)
Pre-register: http://www.studio55martinez.com/ Tel:925 937 6422 mira@mirawhitefineart.com Advance registration recommended

STUNNING ABSTRACTS WITH SOFT PASTELS & MIXED MEDIA
OCTOBER 3-5, Thurs-Sat. 9am-4 pm
Dakota Pastels Art Center,
17873 State Route 536 Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Tuition: TBA
Pre-register: http://www.dakotapastels.com
info@dakotapastels.com / 
888.345.0067 (ext 5)

To register for my private workshops: 925 947-5773 / mira@mirawhitefineart.com
REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY FOR MY PRIVATE WORKSHOPS: Cancellation will yield a refund only if cancellation occurs no later than 2 weeks before said workshop.

 

ABSTRACTION WITH OIL, COLD WAX, PIGMENT STICKS & COLLAGE

 August 16-18, 2019

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This vibrant workshop combines multiple media techniques with oil, cold wax , pigment sticks and collage on a variety of surfaces, emphasizing unity of design, texture and color. We work with a combination of both dry and wet media, including soft pastels , watercolor, oil paint/ sticks/ pastels., charcoal, graphite and collage. Acrylic media can serve as a base underpainting. . All Imagery applicable. Appropriate for continuing painters. 

 Sat-Mon.10 am-4 pm                         Tuition: $ 350
Studio 55,  55 Howe Road                  Materials fee $ 30 to instructor
Martinez, CA                                         Register:online:www.studio55martinez.com
94553                                                        (through PayPal)
Tel. 925 937-6422                                 mira@mirawhitefineart.com

MATERIALS LIST:

PAINTS: Your collection of oil paints, including white , black, yellow and /or   raw sienna scarlet red, rose red, ultra  and pthalo blue- other colors viable.

PIGMENT STICKS: R & F or Sennelier or Paul de Marrais(online only)

MEDIUM: Gamblin Cold Wax medium or Dorlands( prefer Gamblin)Gamblin  Gamblin Galkyd Gel tube

SOLVENT: Citra Solv ( pint or quart)- container with lid and spray bottle

SURFACES:

2 Arches Oil Paper pad–9×12” or 12×16” or 1 of each
3 sheets Arches oil paper 22×30” available (3 pack @ Amazon)2 or cradled 2 or 3 cradled panels- no smaller than 12”x12”

TOOLS & ADDITIONAL MATERIALS

2-3 palette knives (trowel type blade) , any additional scraping tools bowl Bowl silicon scraper–Messermeister from Amazon. Smooth foam rollers Color Shapers 2” or 3”(from Jerry’s or Amazon) Smooth foam SmoothSmooth Foam rollers  Assorted Brushes, Masking Tape Powdered Graphite Powder and/or powdered pigments Masking Tape, Assorted Assorted Brushes Waxed Paper
Art Graf black carbon square or
Art Graf set of 3 carbon squares black, graphite  white gloves or protective Protective nitrile gloves cream for hands photos or sketches for NewsprintNewsprint  and other collage papers of choice

 

 

 

WONDROUS WAX: ABSTRACT INTENTIONS WITH HOT WAX

May 25-29

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This vibrant workshop combines multiple media techniques with melted beeswax on a variety of surfaces, emphasizing unity of design, texture and color. We work with a combination of both dry and wet media, including soft pastels , watercolor, oil paint/ sticks/ pastels., charcoal, graphite and collage. No acrylic media. All Imagery applicable. Appropriate for continuing painters and collagists. Instructor supplies the wax medium, wax paint, heating tools( griddles, heat guns, torches) practice surfaces and two panels per student. 

 May 25-27, 2019                                  Tuition: $ 425
Fri- Mon. 10 am-4  pm                      Materials fee: $75 ( to Instructor)
Studio 55, 55 Howe Road                Register:online:www.studio55martinez.com
Martinez, 94553                                (through PayPal) Tel. 925 937-6422                                                    

mira@mirawhitefineart.com/http: http://www.miramwhitefineartworkshops.com

MATERIALS LIST

  Due to the nature of this workshop, the Instructor is supplying many of the materials and requires a materials fee of $75 to  help defray the costs. Please pay at the workshop. CASH is preferred payment.  

 INSTRUCTOR  BRINGS :

 2 Cradled, primed Birch Panels 8’x8”  for each student
8 ply museum mat board , small pieces for mounting  8”x8” for practice pieces
Paint Brushes
Encaustic Medium ( wax with damar resin)
Encaustic Paint ( the rainbow spectrum plus white)
Heat Guns, torches, heating surfaces ( electric griddles, fry pans)
Graphite Powder, Charcoal powder
Some scraping tools
Some Collage tools
Some Oil Pastels pigment sticks, soft pastels & Drawing Media,
Watercolor in spray bottles
Tubs for pouring Wax

MATERIALS YOU BRING :  

You will need 300 lb w/c paper or  4 or  8 ply museum board – 1 full sheet cut up in 8 “ squares for exercises
Your collection of watercolor, drawing, oil  and collage materials including:     Watercolor crayons, charcoal, oil pastels, water based graphite pencils, colored pencils, Oil paint  sticks, graphite pencils.Wax loves Oil. No acrylic paint
Additional Surfaces to work on:  Must be Absorbent and Inflexible:
2 Wood *or prepared Encaustic panels—8”x8” up to  14”
300 lb. watercolor paper

        

      

 

ADDITIONAL NEEDS: (

         Wax Paper- full rolls

 3 Bristle utility brushes ,  variety of sizes ½”, 1”, 2” – cheap are fine.

     Nitrile Gloves for protecting hands

     Scissors, Tweezers,

    Collage materials: Papers, Threads, Xerox images, photos

    Masking Tape for stenciling—1/2 “ , 1”

    Rags/ Wear crummy clothes, bring an oven mitt

    The following mediums are entirely optional but extremely useful

                                       Oil Paint Sticks ( Sennelier or R&F are be

        Watercolor crayons ( Caran D’Ache  Neo color II), Woody Stabilo)                              Sumi Ink ( optional)          

 

 

 

 

WONDROUS WAX! Encaustic Intensive

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 3 Day Intensive Encaustic Workshop
FEBRUARY 8-10, 2019

 

This vibrant workshop combines multiple media techniques with melted beeswax
on a variety of surfaces, emphasizing unity of design, texture and color. We work with a combination of both dry and wet media, including soft pastels , watercolor, oil paint/ sticks/ pastels., charcoal, graphite and collage. No acrylic media. All Imagery applicable. Use mediums of choice. Appropriate for continuing painters and collagists.Beginners in Encaustics are welcome!. Instructor supplies the wax medium, wax paint, heating tools( griddles, heat guns, torches) practice surfaces and 1 panel  per student.

Feb 8-10, 2019
Tuition: $ 250 ( plus additional materials fee of $ 75 directly to the instructor
Fri-Sun  10 am-4 pm                                    Pre-register: http://www.therac.org/ 510-620-6772
Tuition: $ 250 ( additional materials fee of $ 85 directly to the instructor)
Richmond Art Center

2540 Barrett Ave.
Richmond, CA

 MATERIALS LIST

Due to the nature of this workshop, the Instructor is supplying many of the materials and requires a materials fee of $75  to  help defray the costs. Please pay at the workshop. CASH is preferred payment.  

 INSTRUCTOR  BRINGS :

 1 Cradled, primed Birch Panels 8’x8”  for each student
 3 8 ply museum mat board , small pieces for mounting  8”x8” for practice pieces
Paint Brushes
Encaustic Medium ( wax with damar resin)
Encaustic Paint ( the rainbow spectrum plus white)
Heat Guns, torches, heating surfaces ( electric griddles, fry pans)
Graphite Powder, Charcoal powder
Some scraping tools
Some Collage tools
Some Oil Pastels , soft pastels & Drawing Media, watercolor in spray bottles
Tubs for pouring Wax

MATERIALS YOU BRING :  

  1. You will need 300 lb w/c paper or 4 or 8 ply museum board – 1 full sheet cut up in 8 “ squares for exercises
  2. Your collection of watercolor, drawing, oil  and collage materials including:
    Watercolor crayons, charcoal, oil pastels, water based graphite pencils, colored pencils, Oil paint sticks, graphite pencils. Wax loves Oil. No acrylic paint
  3. 3  Additonal Surfaces to work on:  Must be Absorbent and Inflexible
    2 Wood *or prepared Encaustic panels—8”x8” up to 14”
    * 1/2″  birch or finished plywood is great

ADDITIONAL:

           3 Bristle utility brushes ,  variety of sizes ½”, 1”, 2” – cheap are fine.
           Scissors, Tweezers,
           Collage materials: Papers, Threads, Xerox images, photos
          Masking Tape for stenciling—1/2 “ , 1”
          Rags/ Wear crummy clothes, bring an oven mitt
          The following mediums are entirely optional but extremely useful

               Oil Paint Sticks ( Sennelier or R&F are best)
               Oil Pastels
               Woody Stabilo pencils
Soft Pastels  – both stick and/or Pan pastels                                        

 

 

 

STUNNING ABSTRACTS WITH SOFT PASTELS & Mixed Media

MARCH 1 & 3

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We are going to have a great time working with soft pastels in a variety of experimental ways: under-paintings with acrylics, watercolors or pastel diluted with rubbing alcohol.( No petroleum-based solvents in this workshop.)  We will be layering both dry and wet processes.  Lots of exuberant mark making on several surfaces!  Open to continuing artists of all levels and media and adventurous beginners who want to explore the versatility of this vibrant medium!

March 1 & 3, Friday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Ave. , Richmond, CA

Tuition: $ 200 ( Additional materials fee  of $ 50  cash to instructor)
 Pre-register: http://www.therac.org   /510 620-6772

 

MATERIALS LIST: 

INSTRUCTOR WILL BRING SPECIAL SCHMINKE  SOFT PASTELS FOR YOUR USE, SOME PAPERS.

  YOU BRING:

Soft Pastels: ( No Oil Pastels)

 1 set Nupastels ( by Prismacolor)
 1 set Rembrandts  ( can be set of ½ sticks)
 OPTIONAL :Schmincke, Sennelier, or Great American ArtWorks  ( if you are able)

  Papers: Surfaces

2 sheets  full size Gesso Primed 140 lb or 300 lb watercolor paper ( both sides)
1 Sheetsof Colorfix by Art Spectrum Pastel paper 20”x28” or Premier or U Art ( Sanded Pastel Papers or Pastel Mat (From Dakota Pastels) ( OPTIONAL)
10 sheets of hardware grade 320 grit wet/dry sand paper ( It is black) ( for warm up exercises)

Paints: Your collection of acrylic paints / colored inks

 Brushes: An assortment of inexpensive hog bristle brushes that can withstand sanded pastel papers,

Additional materials:

 1 pint Liquitex Clear Gesso ( has pumice, for priming – only this brand)
  2 “ or wider Masking tape, Bull dog clips , Blending stumps/Q tips
 1 Pre-Val Paint Sprayer for fixative AT Any paint store or Home Depot
  Pint 70% Rubbing Alcohol

Homemade non-toxic fixative :mix at home and bring with you): Formula: Mix 1/2 cup 70% rubbing alcohol with 1/2 cup fresh non- fat milk ( fat free)( no need to refrigerate)

Surgical/protective gloves/ protective hand creme
Utility knife
Drawing board to fit size of paper
Portable easel (optional,) –
Glassine paper for protecting work. and portfolio ( can be homemade & cardboard) for storing work

Mail Order Suppliers:  Dakota Pastels http://www.dakotapastels.com

ABSTRACTING THE FIGURE WITH ACRYLICS, COLLAGE & SOFT PASTEL

MARCH 30-31

 

      Join me for an exhilarating adventure in contemporary figure painting with soft pastels and mixed  media. During this workshop you will initially work from a model. Focusing first on observation, then using your drawings as starting points, work toward interpretive abstraction using multiple processes. Recommended for continuing artists and very adventurous beginners who have some experience in figure drawing/painting.

     

 Sat- Sun 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Marin MOCA,  500 Palm Drive
(Studio is at :781 Hamilton Parkway, behind Beso Cafe)

  Fee: Members $225;  Non-members $250 (plus model fee of $40, paid to instructor)  Register online at www.marinmoca.org  Visa and MasterCard welcome.
Registration forms are also available in the MarinMOCA lobby, 500 Palm Drive, or in theclassroom building, 781 Hamilton Parkway.

More info:  MarinMOCA office at 415.506.0137, Wednesday – Friday, 11am to 4pm or Saturday – Sunday 11am to 5pm.

Materials list: TBA