OVERVIEW MIRA M.WHITE FINE ART WORKSHOPS

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WONDROUS WAX: Mixed Media Meets Melted Wax! ( 4 Day) ( All levels)
May 25-28, Fri-Mon- 9:30am-4:30 pm
Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St. PO Box 765
Mendocino, CA 95460
Tuition: M/ $ 414 N/M $ 460 ( ( Additional Materials fee$ 85 directly to the instructor)
Pre-register: 1 800 653-3328 or http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org

STUNNING ABSTRACTS WITH MIXED MEDIA & SOFT PASTELS ( 5 DAY)
June 18-22, 2018, Mon-Fri 9am-4 pm
Cloudcroft Art Workshops LLC
PO Box 1202
Cloudcroft, New Mexico, 88317
http://www.cloudcraftart.com
Tuition: $ 525 ( through Paypal)
Contact info: mira@mirawhitefineart.com/ or Cloudcraft Art Workshops website

WONDROUS WAX!#3: Waxing Hot! ( 3 Day)

July 27,28,29, Fri-Sun  10 am-4 pm ( previous encaustic experience helpful)
Studio 55, 55 Howe Road, Martinez, CA
Tuition: $ 425 ( plus $ 75 materials fee directly to the instructor)
Pre-register:www.studio55martinez.com/ Tel:925 937 6422 mira@mirawhitefineart.com Advance registration recommended

THE ABSTRACT BEAUTY OF BLACK!
November 3-5 , Sat- Mon. 9:30am-4:30 pm
Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St. PO Box 765
Mendocino, CA 95460
Pre-register: 1 800 653-3328 or http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org

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.

 

 

 

THE ABSTRACT BEAUTY OF BLACK

300sometimes-its-a-black-white-world

   3 DAY MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP

NOVEMBER 3-5, 2018

This mixed media workshop focuses on the inherent beauty of black as a color. It will incorporate both drawing and painting processes and honors the rich and varied tonal and textural effects one can achieve with a restrained palette of blacks, greys and white. We will work a variety of media which will include black and white gesso, ink, , graphite, water based graphite and graphite powder. Marker pens will be included in the mix as will both pencils and soft pastels. This exciting, innovative workshop is for continuing artists of all mediums.

Sat-Mon 9:30 am-4:30 pm                         Tuition: MAC Members: $310
45200 Little Lake St.                                  Pre-register: 800-653-3328 or
Mendocino, CA 95460                                 http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org

MATERIAlS LIST
DRY MEDIA:

Derwent Graphtone Water based Graphite set 2b, 4b,6b,8b
Lyra Water based Graphite crayon ( Blick online
Art Graf Water Based Graphite Tablets ( Amazon)
Rembrandt black, white, grey soft pastel sticks, 1 each
Powdered Charcoal & Graphite powder( Weber OR Generals  brand)

LIQUID MEDIA:
Gel medium ( pint size), and/or Polymer Medium
White and Black Acrylic Gesso 1 pint each
Black Sumi Ink ( Yasutomo preferred) 1 pint

PAPERS/ SURFACES TO WORK ON: Select your choice.

Rag Drawing paper- 2 large sheets (Lennox 100 , Coventry rag)
1 Cradled wood panel and/or , gessoed cardboard
2 -3 sheets Arches hot press 140lb. or 300 lb watercolor paper—
A support board for your work
(It would be a good idea to bring a surplus of papers, especially if you work rapidly)
Collage is a possibility

 

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES:
3 Cosmetic spray bottles ( .99 @ Bed, Bath & Beyond) or on
Variety of purchased or personally designed stencils ( optional)
Mark making tools:The following are your choice:
Feathers,
Different Brushes
Color Shapers
Sponges
Rags
2 large quart size or larger water buckets
Scissors
Questions: mira@mirawhitefineart.com

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WONDROUS WAX! Mixed Media Meets Melted Wax!

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                Mixed Media Meets Melted Wax!

                                   4 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 two panels per student.

May 25-28, 2018                                                 Tuition: $ 460
Friday-Monday, 9:30am-4:30 pm                 Pre-register: http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org
Mendocino Art Center
45200 Little Lake St.
Mendocino, Ca 95460   

 

MIXED MEDIA MEETS MELTED WAX MATERIALS LIST

 

  Due to the nature of this workshop, the Instructor is supplying many of the materials and requires a materials fee of $85  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 , 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” 

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
Soft Pastels  – both stick and/or Pan pastels                                        

 

 

 

STUNNING ABSTRACTS with Mixed Media & Soft Pastels

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STUNNING ABSTRACTS WITH MIXED MEDIA & SOFT PASTELS

Join Mira for a great time working with soft pastels in a variety of experimental ways: underpaintings with acrylics, watercolors or pastels diluted with rubbing alcohol. (No petroleum-based solvents in this workshop.) Learn to layer in both dry and wet processes. Set yourself free with exuberant mark making on several different types of surfaces as you explore abstract art. This class is open to all levels, including adventurous beginners who want to explore the versatility of this vibrant medium.

This workshop with Mira will be a joyous adventure into abstract art. See what color, composition, line, value, mark making and edges can do when you are freed from the constraints of representational art.

June 18-22, 2018                           Tuition:    All Levels – $525
5 days – 9:00 – 4:00                        Enrollment with Paypal
http://www.cloudcroftart.com

Artist Website – http://miramwhite.com/
Email – mira@mirawhitefineart.com
Cloudcroft Art Workshops, LLC
P.O.Box 1202
Cloudcroft, NM 88317Nite Wanderer300

 

STUNNING ABSTRACTS WITH SOFT PASTELS

Cloudcroft, June 18-22, 2018 Soft Pastels: ( No Oil Pastels)

 1 set Nupastels ( by Prismacolor)
1 set Rembrandts ( can be set of ½ sticks)
 1 set either Schmincke, Sennelier, or Great American ArtWorks ( if you are able)
1 each of Schmincke: 59 B & D deep Violet/ 66 B & D Prussian Blue ( my favorites)

Papers: Surfaces
2 Sheets of Colorfix by Art Spectrum Pastel paper 20”x28” or Premier or U Art ( Sanded Pastel Papers or Pastel Mat (From Dakota Pastels)
10 sheets of hardware grade 320 grit wet/dry sand paper ( It is black) ( for warm up exercises)
2 sheets of D’Arches Watercolor paper hot or cold press ( 300 lb or 140 lb)

Paints: Your collection of liquid acrylic paints / colored inks/ brushes for under-paintings

 Brushes: An assortment of inexpensive hog bristle brushes that can withstand sanded pastel papers,include a 1 1/2” and a 2” brush)

Additional materials:

1 pint Liquitex Clear Gesso ( has pumice, for priming – only this brand)
Plastic tarp/tablecloth for floor and work surface
1 roll Clear Contact Paper (CVS/ Taret) for attracting dust- very important
2 “ or wider Masking tape, Bull dog clips , Blending stumps/Q tips
1 Pre-Val Paint Sprayer for fixative (aerosol can and glass jar-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  ( can be 1/2″ foam core)
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

 

WONDROUS WAX!#3 Waxing Hot!

 

 

Red Heaven3003 DAY  HOT WAX WORKSHOP

JULY 27-29, 2018

This vibrant workshop includes techniques for working with  Hot Wax . We combine multiple media techniques on a variety of surfaces, emphasizing unity of design, texture and color. We can begin with watercolor, ink, any dry media, collage, and build with encaustic. maybe add in oil and pigment sticks. Other Media combinations might include,charcoal or graphite . It is the layering processes that are critical. All Imagery applicable. Appropriate for continuing painters who are excited about working with wax. Instructor supplies the wax medium, wax paint, heating tools( griddles, heat guns, torches) practice surfaces and several panels per student. See materials list  below:

Fri-Sun10 am-4 pm                                     Tuition: $ 425   Materials fee $ 75 to instructor
Studio 55, 55 Howe Road Martinez, CA

Register:online:www.studio55martinez.com
Tel. 925 937- 6422
mira@mirawhitefineart.com

 

 

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                                   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 , soft pastels & Drawing Media, watercolor in spray bottles

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 “, 10″ or 12” squares for exercises  ( 4 pieces)(so that these can be mounted later onto panels)

2.Your collection of watercolor, drawing, oil  and collage materials including: oil paint,oil paint sticks,  oil pastels, water based graphite pencils,   graphite pencils. Wax loves Oil. No acrylic paint

 3. Additonal Surfaces to work on:  Must be Absorbent and Inflexible: Here are some possibilities:

   Wood *or prepared Encaustic panels—Up to 24″
Watercolor paper- 300 lb

ADDITIONAL NEEDS

      Citra Solv Concentrate- 1 pint
      3 Bristle utility brushes ,  variety of sizes ½”, 1”, 2” – cheap are fine.
      Scrapers, silicon  spatulas color shapers,
      Scissors, Tweezers,
      Travel size spray bottles for paint spraying/ stencils
     Collage materials: Papers, Threads, Xerox images, photos ( optional)
      Masking Tape for stenciling—1/2 “ , 1”
      Rags/ Wear crummy clothes,
Nitrile gloves ( optional)
     The following mediums are entirely optional but extremely useful
      Oil Paint Sticks ( Sennelier or R&F are best) I like Paul De Marrais oil paint sticks      (     (buy online)
      Oil Pastels
       Woody Stabilo pencils ( Amazon sells them)