Online!ABSTRACTION IN LAYERS: Mixed Media Mash Up

              AUGUST 10, 12, 17, 19, 2020

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

2 Mondays, 2 Wednesdays                         Tuition: $225
 10am-12noon                                                 Pre-register: 1 707-937-5818
  Meet on Zoom                                               http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org
Work in your own  studio

MATERIALS LIST:

PAINTS: Your collection of both oils and acrylic paints.  Please include white,  black, yellow or raw sienna, scarlet red, rose red, ultra and pthalo blue- other colors viable.
OIL PIGMENT STICKS:  I like R &F but others are fine
DRY MEDIA: Soft Pastels- the softer the better
MEDIUM: Gamblin Galkyd Gel or solvent free gel. 
SOLVENT: I use Citra-Solv, water-soluble with my oil media
SURFACES: 1 Arches Oil Paper pads 9″x12d” or 12″x16″ ( for warm ups)
                      2 sheets D-Arches watercolor paper 22″x30″ primed with gesso. (optional)
                      2 or 3 cradled panels at least 12″x12″
OTHER: 2-3 different palette knives and scraping tools
Bowl silicon scraper – Messermeister from Amazon
Smooth foam rollers- a contractor pack with handle
Assorted brushes
Waxed paper or freezer paper
Palette of some sort
Masking Tape
Protective nitrile gloves
Collage papers of choice

 

MIX THOSE MEDIA!

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This vibrant online class explores abstraction with multiple layers and multiple media techniques.  Oil, cold wax, pigment sticks and collage converse on a variety of surfaces, emphasizing unity of design, texture and color.  We  work with a combination of both dry & wet media, including soft pastels, watercolor, oil paint, pigment sticks, charcoal, graphite and collage.  Acrylic media can serve as a base underpainting.  All imagery applicable.  Appropriate for continuing painters, who work toward developing a strong personal vocabulary.

    We will meet weekly on Zoom, Mondays 1-3 pm for discussion and presentation of work.  Increased dialogue occurs through weekly lessons, demos and , hopefully, live videos. This class will be limited to 10 participants.  Materials list will be supplied upon registration.

 

Mix Those Media!

$300.00

 

 

Questions: mira@mirawhitefineart.com

 

WONDROUS WATERCOLOR

2 spaces remaining: contact : mira@mirawhitefineart.com

Wondrous Watercolor Online class

A 6 week class using the watercolor medium

$300.00

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                        A 6 week course outline for Online Learning

 

June 3-July 8

I offer a unique perspective as regards traditional approaches to  watercolor.  I use the watercolor medium to enable  and encourage personal, intuitive journeys, to enable access to internal sources, to work from the heart.  Painting is my prayer and  I want to inspire you to find your own unique vision.

World events have necessitated approaching teaching in experimental and innovative ways.  Our class will meet  for 6 weekly meetings on Zoom.  Lessons will be sent through e mail, presentations through powerpoint and, hopefully , real time videos. Our time on Zoom will consist of discussion, Q&A, presentation of work done during the week, and demos by me.

Who should take this class?
.You are fascinated with abstraction as a way to bring more personal meaning, excitement and drama into your work. You want to find a way to combine representation with abstraction.
You want to learn more about this luminous medium and the layering process.

You are frustrated with traditional representational watercolor approaches but love    the watercolor and want to explore more about color, design & the power of water      itself.

You want to work more physically with this medium, permit innovative processes to influence your current work. Experiment more with non-traditional tools: rags, scrapers, rollers

Experiment and incorporate mark making, and personal form of calligraphy into your visual vocabulary

Weekly meetings on Wed. mornings 10-12 noon on Zoom/ weekly lessons through e mail, powerpoint presentations and live demos

Tuition: $300 , payable through Paypal.  I will be ready to accept registrations ( limit 10) by May 12.

Please contact me for more info: mira @mirawhitefineart.com/ 925 947-5773 ( landline, no text)

Wondrous Watercolor Online class

A 6 week class using the watercolor medium

$300.00

ABSTRACTING THE FIGURE WITH MIXED MEDIA

2 WORKSHOPS 2 LOCATIONS

JULY 11-12, 2020

                                 SEPTEMBER  19-20, 2020

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Join me for an exhilarating adventure in contemporary figure painting with 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.

July 11-12Marin MOCA
781  Hamilton Parkway, Novato, CA 94949
Sat-Sun 10-4
Tuition $ 275 ( plus $25 models fee to instructor)
Register: http://www.marinmoca.org/ 415-506-0137    

Sept. 19-20 Studio 55
55 Howe Road, Martinez, CA 94553

Sat- Sun 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $ 300 ( $30 additional models fee to instructor)
 Register online at www.studio55martinez.co/ 925 937-6422

MATERIALS LIST:

Please bring cash for the models fee.

This workshop involves creating artworks from a variety of materials. Artists acquire a great many supplies in their experiments with form and color. You will already have many of these materials.

Please note that the list below is a general reference list for your perusal.

Many items are optional and will be approached with ample demonstrations and discussion.

DRY MEDIA:

Graphite pencils and water-based graphite pencils or colored pencils
Black Rembrandt soft pastel
Black India ink /
Powdered Graphite  (optional)
Micron or other commercial marker pens
Oil pastels and/ or oil pigment sticks ( optional)

PAPERS/ SURFACES TO WORK ON:

Large 18”x24” drawing pad and 2 or more individual sheets of  22″x30″sturdy drawing or  watercolor paper. for work with our model

PRE-PRIME  1 SHEET  WATERCOLOR AND/OR DRAWING PAPER FOR PAINTING WITH WHITE ACRYLIC GESSO

Canvases, wood panels,( gessoed) or watercolor paper ( gessoed) (you choose)

PAINTS: White Gesso/ Black Gesso

Choice of acrylics and brushes( need not be expensive)

Brands: Golden ( liquid or tube) or Nova (purchase online from Nova Paints)

Suggested colors:
Hansa yellow med,
Scarlet lake,
Permanent Rose or Quinacridone Rose,
Magenta, Violet,
Ultramarine blue, Pthalo blue,

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:

Acrylic gel medium – for  possible collage gluing
Hand pencil sharpener-/ 220 sand paper for sharpening/ Walsco Utility Knife
Throwaway thin plastic gloves and/ or dustmask
Scissors , Erasers- kneaded and hard plastic
Masking tape or artists drafting tape- 1 1/2 inch
Drawing board- large enough for 18”x24” paper ( foam core and clips preferable)
Paint palette ( roll of wax paper & cookie sheet will do nicely)
Cheap hardware store- chinese bristle brushes 1” 2 “ & / 3
Assorted scrapers and other improvised tools you may have
Other papers for possible collage use
Water containers- good size,
70%  Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol
Citra Solv ( for pigment sticks) (optional)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0ver view: Fine Art Workshops 2020

  ABSTRACTING THE FIGURE WITH MIXED MEDIA  (March workshop postponed: please see new dates  
JULY 11-12, 2020, Sat-Sun 10 am-4 pm
Marin MOCA,781 Hamilton Parkway
Novato, CA
Tuition $ 275 ( plus additional materials fee of $ 25 to the instructor)
Pre-register: http:www.www.marinmoca.org

WONDROUS WAX!: Abstract Intentions with Hot Wax & Mixed Media
APRIL 17-19, 2020  Fri-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
Advance registration required ( workshop limited to 7)

 ABSTRACTION IN LAYERS: A MIXED MEDIA MASH-UP: Oil & Water based media
MAY 23,24,25, 2020, Sat- Mon- 9:30am-4:30 pm
Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St. PO Box 765
Mendocino, CA 95460
Tuition:$ 345
( Additional materials fee of $30  directly to instructor)
Pre-register: 707 937-5818 or http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org

 ARCHEOLOGY OF FORM: Mira’s Mixed Media Mash Up
July17-19, 2020, Fri-bSun. 10 am-4 pm
Healdsburg Center for the Arts,
Healdsburg Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Ave. Healdsburg, CA
Tuition: $350 ( additional materials fee of $30 for extra supplies I bring)
Kelly Ebeling <kelly@4everywhere.com>707-344-2248

ABSTRACT INTENTIONS WITH MIXED MEDIA & PIGMENT STICKS
AUGUST 14-16, Fri- Sun 10 am-4 pm
Studio 55, 55 Howe RoadMartinez, CA
Tuition: $ 350 ( $30  additional materials fee )
Pre-register:http://www.studio55martinez.com/Tel:925 937-6422
Advance registration required

ABSTRACTING THE FIGURE WITH MIXED MEDIA
SEPT. 19-20, 2020, Sat-Sun. 10 am-4 pm
Studio 55, 55 Howe Road
Martinez, Ca
Tuition: $300 ( $40 additional models fee to the instructor)
Pre-register:Pre-register:http://www.studio55martinez.com/Tel:925 937-6422
Advance registration required

EXPERIMENTS WITH GRAPHITE (Workshop is on hold due to the virus, but stay tuned for updates)
OCTOBER 19-21 10 am-4 pm
Jen Tough Gallery,806 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa FE, New Mexico,87505
Tuition: $ 700 ( additional materials fee of $30 to instructor)
Pre-register: wwwcontemporaryartworkshops.com/ 833 278-5683
Advance registration required

HOT/COLD: EXPRESSIONS IN WAX!
NOVEMBER 5-7, Fri- Sun 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St. Mendocino, CA  94560
Tuition: $360  Additional Materials fee  directly to the instructor $75
Pre-register: http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org / 707  937-5818

 

 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.

 

 

 

 

WONDROUS WAX! Abstract Intentions with HOT WAX & Mixed Media

                                       APRIL 17-19, 2020

Wacky Wax300

 3 Day Intensive Encaustic Workshop

 

 

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.
Fri-Sun  10 am-4 pm               Tuition $ 425 (additional $75 materials fee to instructor)
Studio 55, 55 Howe Road, Martinez      R
egister:http://www.studio55martinez.com/Tel:925 937-6422
Advance registration required ( workshop limited to 7

 

 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 6 “ squares for exercises You should  have about 15 6″x6″ pieces for samplers
  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                                        

 

 

 

Online!ABSTRACTION IN LAYERS: Mixed Media Mash Up

              AUGUST 10, 12, 17, 19, 2020

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

2 Mondays, 2 Wednesdays         Tuition: $225
 10am-12noon                                  Pre-register: 
  Meet on Zoom                                             http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org
Work in your own  studio

MATERIALS LIST:

PAINTS: Your collection of both oils and acrylic paints.  Please include white,  black, yellow or raw sienna, scarlet red, rose red, ultra and pthalo blue- other colors viable.
OIL PIGMENT STICKS:  I like R &F but others are fine
DRY MEDIA: Soft Pastels- the softer the better
MEDIUM: Gamblin Galkyd Gel or solvent free gel. 
SOLVENT: I use Citra-Solv, water-soluble with my oil media
SURFACES: 1 Arches Oil Paper pads 9″x12d” or 12″x16″ ( for warm ups)
                      2 sheets D-Arches watercolor paper 22″x30″ primed with gesso. (optional)
                      2 or 3 cradled panels at least 12″x12″
OTHER: 2-3 different palette knives and scraping tools
Bowl silicon scraper – Messermeister from Amazon
Smooth foam rollers- a contractor pack with handle
Assorted brushes
Waxed paper or freezer paper
Palette of some sort
Masking Tape
Protective nitrile gloves
Collage papers of choice