Archeology of Form:Mira’s Mixed Media Mash Up

Layers upon layers300

This 3 day  workshop focuses on building an abstract visual structure through the application of multiple layers, working primarily with a combination of dry media and acrylic paints. Dry media will include graphite, soft pastels,   transfers, some collage.  We do morning exercises, have informal lecture and continual demonstration. This workshop will be small, affording lots of time for personal exploration and individual attention.  For continuing artists.

July 17-19, 2020                                       Tuition: $ 350 ( Additional materials fee $ 30)
Fri-Sun 10 am-4 pm                                Pre-register :                  

Healdsburg Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Ave. Healdsburg, CA 95448


Liquid Media:Your collection of acrylic paints
White & Black Gesso
Acrylic gloss medium
Matt or Gloss Acrylic Gel

Dry Media:    Soft Chalk  Pastels( should include  Sennelier or Schminke or
Great American Artworks)Pan Pastels can be included
Colored Pencils, Watercolor Pencils, Water-soluble Oil Pastels
Water Soluble Graphite ( Lyra brand from Amazon or Blick)
Dry pigments ( optional)

Surfaces:       2 sheets full size  Gessoed watercolor paper, preferably rag 140 lb or 300 lb         hot  or           hot or cold press
10 pieces smaller sheets of Strathmore watercolor for exercises
1 good size cradled wood panel at least 12″ ( optional)


Additional Tools:

Palette of some form- Cookie sheet or tray is great
Wax Paper or freezer paper
2 Spray bottles 1 for water and 1 for Alcohol
Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol 70%
Dense Foam smooth rollers – contractors pack- roller handles are separate
Your collection of brushes and scraping tools
Drawing board of some kind- 1/2″  foam core is great- and light
Collage papers ( totally optional and your choice)





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