The Abstract Beauty of Black

IN PERSON WORKSHOP!!!  AUGUST 14-15, 2021

This mixed media workshop focuses on the inherent beauty of black as a color. While the focus is on abstraction, it will incorporate both drawing and painting processes; it honors the rich and varied tonal and 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, graphite, water-based graphite, graphite powder, soft pastels and oil pigment sticks. This exciting, innovative workshop is for continuing artists of all mediums. Workshop limited to 7 persons, with social distancing and masks required.

Sat-Sun. 10 am-4 pm 
STUDIO 55, 55 HOWE ROAD, MARTINEZ, CA
Tuition: $350
Pre-register:https://www.studio55martinez.com

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MATERIALS LIST: 

DRY MEDIA:

Lyra Water based Graphite crayon (Blick online
Art Graf Water Based Graphite Tablets (Amazon)
Rembrandt black, white, grey soft pastel sticks,
Black, white & grey oil pigment sticks (R&F preferred)

Jar of Graphite or Charcoal powder

LIQUID MEDIA:

Gel medium (pint size), and/or Polymer Medium
White and Black Acrylic Gesso 1 QUART each
Black Sumi Ink (Yasutomo preferred)
Liquitex Clear Gesso- 1 quart

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
2 sheets 140 lb Watercolor paper 22”x30”,  or 30’X40″cut up into 7”x10” pieces for warm ups 

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES:

Large bucket for wild floor work

Variety of brushes and/or foam rollers
3 Cosmetic spray bottles (.99 @ Bed, Bath & Beyond) or on Amazon
Variety of purchased or personally designed stencils (optional)
Mark making tools: The following are your choice: Feathers,
Different Brushes
Color Shapers
Sponges
Rags/ large plastic tarp for floor work/ crummy clothes
Scrapers of all kinds

Roll of practice paper

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