Mira’s Mixed Media Mash Up! Abstraction in Layers

                                                       JUNE 12-14, 2020

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                               3 Day Workshop with Mira M. White

This workshop offers new possibilities for artists who want to enrich their work by incorporating multiple media.  It focuses on the amazing possibilities available in combining acrylics with soft pastels and oil pigment sticks. It is also about creating work that strikes a deeper meaning for you.  We will be building layers, adding, subtracting, scraping, using both homemade and commercial stencils, using soft pastels and oil pigment sticks  as both a drawing and painting mediums. Acrylics, soft pastels, water soluble graphite sticks, water soluble oil pastels, oil pigment sticks  will all contribute to this mixed media mash up!  I hope you will join me!

  • You are fascinated with Abstraction as a way to bring more personal meaning, excitement and  drama into your work.
  • You want to learn more about combining the soft pastel medium with oil pigment sticks and how to incorporate it into your paintings.
  • You are obsessed with color, texture, and design and want to incorporate these elements more fully into your work:
  • You are fascinated with layering processes and the possibilities of layering and excavating- it is kind of an archeological dig.
  • You want to learn how to combine acrylics with pastels and oil pigment sticks in a way that enhances rather than muddies.
  • You want to experiment with  mark making, doodling and develop a  more personal   calligraphy and visual vocabulary.

 Jen Tough Gallery                                                                Tuition: TBA
806 Old Santa Fe Trail                                                           Pre-register: 833-278-5683/           Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505                                               https://jentoughgallery/workshops




  Paints:     Your collection of  acrylic paints , including Titanium White ( or gesso),
Black Gesso( densest black in acrylics
Oil Pigment Sticks : I like R& F but  Sennelier or Winsor Newton are fine

   Dry Media: Water soluble Graphite tools: Lyra, Art Graf
Soft Pastels :Your collection of assorted Soft Pastels, grading from hard to      very soft        (try to include Schminke Deep Violet and Prussian Blue)

   Surfaces: 10 sheets hardware grade wet/dry sandpaper 320 or 400 grit ( black)
( for warm up exercises
Arches Oil Paper pad 9″x12″  or 3 sheets 140 lb watercolor paper  22”x30”      cut                  cut into quarters   ( for warm ups)
2 sheets Watercolor Paper hot or cold press ( 140 lb OR 300 lb)( pre-gesso)
2 Cradled Wood Panels 16”x20” or much larger

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

     Additional materials:

1 pint Liquitex Clear Gesso ( has pumice-for priming watercolor paper- s bronlyand this brand only
2″ or wider Masking Tape, Bull dog Clips, Blending Stumps, Q Tips
Scraping tools : be resourceful!
Acrylic Gel medium for gluing
Wax paper ( for alcohol, pigment transfer paper)
1 qt. 70%  isopropyl rubbing alcohol
Plastic tarp / table cloth for work surface and floor-
Protective gloves and/ or hand creme
Utility Knife
Drawing board to fit paper)
Glassine paper ( or wax paper) for protective work and portfolio for storing work       work

 Fixative recipe:1 Pre-Val Paint Sprayer for fixative( aerosol can and glass jar- at any  paint store  ( You can also use Spectrafix- casein based fixative)
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





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