OVERVIEW MIRA M. WHITE FINE ART WORKSHOPS

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COLOR MATTERS! Making Confident Color Choices
March 25-26, Sat- Sun. 10 am-4 pm
Art Studio, Room 16
MEHER SCHOOLS
999 Leland Drive, Lafayette, CA 94549
Tuition: $ 225
Pre-register: 925 947-5773 / miraMwhite@earthlink.net

October 13-15 ( 3 Day), Fri-Sun. 9:30-4:30 pm
MENDOCINO ART CENTER
45200 Little Lake St. Mendocino, CA
Tuition: $ 345
Pre-register:800-653-3328/ http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org

THE ABSTRACT BEAUTY OF BLACK ( 3 Day)
An Experimental Drawing Workshop
June 16-18, 2017, Fri-Mon. 9:30 am-4:30 pm
MENDOCINO ART CENTER
45200 Little Lake St. Mendocino, CA
Tuition: $ 345
Pre-register:800-653-3328/ http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org
STUNNING ABSTRACTS WITH SOFT PASTELS ( 4 Day)
August 14-17, 2017 Mon-Thurs
PACIFIC NORTHWEST ART SCHOOL
15 NW Birch St.
Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA 98239
Tuition: $ 600
Pre-register:www.pacificnorthwestartschool.org
Tel. 360 678-3396

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
More information TBA

To register for my private workshops: 925 947-5773 / miraMwhite@earthlink.net
REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY FOR MY PRIVATE WORKSHOPS: Cancellation will yield a refund only if cancellation occurs no later than 3 weeks before said workshop.

THE ABSTRACT BEAUTY OF BLACK

300sometimes-its-a-black-white-worldSometimes It’s A Black & White World            Mixed Media                                        © Mira M. White

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 & 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, silverpoint, graphite, water based graphite & 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.

Its all about finding beauty in both the dark and the light.

June 16-18, 2017                                               Tuition: $ 345
Friday- Sunday, 9:30 am-4:30 pm             Pre-register: 800 -653-3328
Mendocino Art Center                                    www.mendocinoartcenter.org
45200 Little Lake St.
Mendocino, California

MATERIALS LIST:

THE ABSTRACT BEAUTY OF BLACK—and all the shades of grey….

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 brand)

LIQUID MEDIA:
Gel medium ( pint size), and/or Polymer Medium
White and Black Acrylic Gesso
Silver/ iridescent acrylic ( I like Nova) and/or silver acrylic ink
Black Sumi Ink ( Yasutomo preferred)

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
1 sheets Arches hot press 140lb. or 300 lb watercolor paper—
A support board for your work
Additional supplies:
3 Cosmetic spray bottles ( .99 @ Bed, Bath & Beyond)
A piece of Silver jewelry and/or a silverpoint stylus ( purchase online:www.silverpointweb.com)
Variety of purchased or personally designed stencils ( optional)
Mark making tools:The following are your choice:
Feathers,
Different Brushes
Color Shapers
Sponges
Rags

Materials fee to instructor: $ 10

 Questions: miraMwhite@earthlink.net

COLOR MATTERS!

                  Confident Color Choicesbred-whimsy300

Mira’s Method of Color Mixing For Water Media Painters

A few years back I developed a  unique approach to color mixing that has stimulated a number of my artist students to enrich their color palettes in significant ways.  That fact greatly influenced me to introduce this method in a 2 day workshop.  We will do considerable color exercises with this approach and apply them to paintings.  Easily applicable to the watercolorist, acrylic and oil painter, although in this workshop we will be working primarily with water based media.  No dry media.  Previous painting experience necessary.

MARCH 24-25 Sat . Sun 10 am-4 pm                                   Tuition: $ 225
Art Studio, Room 16, Meher Schools                                    Pre-register 925 947-5773
999 Leland Dr. Lafayette, CA 94549                                      miraMwhite@earthlink.net  

OCTOBER 13-15 Fri-Sun. 9:30 am-4:30 pm                        Tuition: $ 345
MENDOCINO ART CENTER                                                      Pre-register:  800-653-3328
45200 Little Lake St. Mendocino, CA                               http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org

MATERIALS LIST FOR BOTH WATERCOLOR AND ACRYLIC PAINTERS

 The materials listed here are primarily for watercolor paints. I will list liquid acrylics as well, and suggest that you purchase the small Golden liquid acrylic bottles; please do not buy any tube acrylics.

 Watercolor paints: I prefer Daniel Smith,
 Hansa Yellow medium
Raw Sienna
Quinacrid0ne Gold
Quinacridone Sienna
Scarlet Lake or Cadminum Red Light
Permanent Rose or Quinacridone Rose
Carbazole Violet
Ultramarine Blue
Cobalt Blue
Pthalo Blue Red Shade or Green Shade
Cobalt Teal
Pthalo Green Yellow Shade ( PG 36
Burnt Umber
Payne’s Grey
Ivory Black

Golden Liquid Acrylics for acrylic painters ( 1 oz containers)

Hansa Yellow Medium
Raw Sienna
Quinacrizone /Nickel Azo Gold
Burnt Sienna
Napthol Red Light
Quinacridone Magenta
Dioxazine Purple
Ultramarine Blue
Cobalt Blue
Pthalo Blue ( Green shade or Red Shade)
Teal
Pthalo Green Yellow Shade( PG 36)
Payne’s Gray
Black
Van Dyke Brown Historical Hue ( or Burnt Umber Dark)

 BRUSHES:

 Watercolor Rounds:    (short handles, synthetics are fine; look for Richeson, Black Gold by Dynasty, Princeton, Cosmos, Imposter, Quiller or Raphael brands; key to a good brush is   spring, resiliency, and the cap bility to hold a   good point) Numbers of the sizes of brushes vary according to manufacturer. These are based on Richeson sizing:

Sizes:
#6  / 8
# 10 /12     ( 3/8 “ diameter)

Acrylic paimters will need similar brushes: more small than large for initial exercises. Make sure you have ROUNDS in the smaller sizes.        

PAPERS: Strathmore Watercolor Pad 9” x 12” ( for classroom exercises )
D’Arches 140 lb.  or 300 lb rag watercolor paper 22”x30” Cold Press   (3 sheets)
Panels and/or canvases are optional for acrylic painters on the last day( choice of size
SUPPORTS: 4 inflexible, smooth painting surfaces, as follows:
3  12” x 16 ” ( foam core, plywood, masonite, , plexiglass)
1 large board for 22”x30” paper – ½” foamcore

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES:

 Watercolor palette: large, rectangular, covered plastic (paint dishes on 4 sides)
 (For acrylics:: spnge lined covered palette specifically for acrylic paints)
  Spray bottle: high intensity to hold at least 1 cup water
3 small travel misters for spray painting
Water container, rags
1 1/2” or 2” masking tape ( blue painters tape is ok)
3 to 5 small plastic dishes for washes
Small sketch pad,  2h, HB pencils, magic rub eraser Binder with slide sheets for storing  color studies
Portfolio for carrying paintings and paper

STUNNING ABSTRACTS WITH SOFT PASTELS ( 4 DAY WORKSHOP)

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Monday-Thursday, AUGUST 14-17 , 2017              Tuition: $ 600
10 AM-4 PM                                                                    Pre-register: 866- 678-3396
PACIFIC NORTHWEST ART SCHOOL                              www.pacificnorthwestartschool.org
15NW Birch St.
Coupeville, WA 98239 ( on Whidbey Island)

Please join me for 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!

MATERIALS LIST:

Soft Pastels ( no oil pastels)

    1 set Nupastels ( by Prismacolor)
    1 set Rembrandts ( can be  1/2 sticks)
    1 set either Schminke, Sennelier, Great American, Terry Ludvig ( if you are able)
    1 each of Schmincke: 59 B&D Deep Violet  & 66 B &d Prussian Blue

Papers: Surfaces

2 sheets Colorfix by Art Spectrum 20″x28″ or Premier or U Art or Pastel Mat ( Sanded Pastel Papers)
10 sheets hardware grade wet/dry sandpaper 320 grit ( black) ( for warm up exercises)
1 sheet D’Arches Watercolor Paper hot or cold press ( 300 lb preferable) ( Optional)

Brushes:  An assortment of inexpensive hog bristle brushes that can withstand sanded pastel papers, alcohol and acrylics ( include a 1 1/2″ and a 2″ brush

Paints:  Your collection of liquid acrylic paints and/or colored acrylic inks for under paintings

Additional materials:

1 pint Liquitex Clear Gesso ( has pumice-for priming watercolor paper- only this brand( optional)
Plastic tarp / table cloth for work surface
1 roll clear Contact Paper
2″ or wider Masking Tape, Bull dog Clips, Blending Stumps, Q Tips
FOR FIXATIVE RECIPE:
             1 Pre-Val Paint Sprayer for fixative( aerosol can and glass jar- at any paint store   
             1 small container fat free milk
             1 small container 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol
MIX 50% alcohol & 50% fat free milk into glass jar of paint sprayer.
Protective gloves and/ or hand creme
Utility Knife
Drawing board to fit paper
Portable Easel ( optional)
Glassine paper ( or wax paper) for protective work and portfolio for storing work

Mail order supplier: Dakota Pastels:www.dakotapastels.com