ABSTRACTION IN LAYERS:Mira’s Mixed Media Mash Up

                MAY 23-25, 2020

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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.

 Sat- Monday 9:30-4:30 pm         Tuition: $345 ( Additional Materials Fee of $30 )
Mendocino Art Center                Pre-register: 800 653-3328
45200 Little Lake St.                    http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org
Mendocino, CA 95460


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: 1 Arches Oil Paper pads 9″x12d” or 12″x16″ ( for warm ups)
                      2 sheets D-Arches watercolor paper 22″x30″ primed with gesso. (optional) 
                     2 or 3 cradled panels at least 12″x12″
2-3 different palette knives and scraping tools
Bowl silicon scraper – Messermeister from Amazon
Smooth foam rollers- a contractor pack with handle
Assorted brushes
Waxed paper or freezer paper
Palette of some sort
Masking Tape
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)


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