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.
June 14-17, 2019
Friday- Monday 9:30-4:30 pm
Mendocino Art Center
45200 Little Lake St. Mendocino, CA 95460
Tuition: $ 350 plus $40 materials fee directly to instructor
Pre-register: 800-653-3328 or http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org
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.
SURFACES: 2 Arches Oil Paper pads 9″x12d” or 12″x16″ or 1 of each ( for warm ups)
3 sheets Arches oil paper 22″x30″ ( 3 pack Amazon) or 3 sheets D-Arches
watercolor paper 22″x30″ primed with gesso.
2 or 3 cradled panels at least 12″x12″
TOOLS & ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
2-3 different palette knives and scraping tools
Bowl silicon scraper – Messermeister from Amazon
Smooth foam rollers- a contractor pack with handle
Waxed paper or freezer paper
Palette of some sort
Protective nitrile gloves
Collage papers of choice
(The materials fee will cover the additional materials I will be bringing up for group use: graphite, some pigments, additional pastels and pigment sticks, powders, cold wax medium)