July 7-9, 2023

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, acrylic paint and collage. Dry media includes graphite, soft pastels. We do morning exercises, have informal lecture and continual demonstration. The intention of this workshop is to enrich your current practice with a combination of spontaneous, innovative paint processes and mark making.  Ample time for personal exploration and individual attention. For continuing artists.

Saturday-Monday 9:30 am-4:30 pm                         Tuition: $350
Studio55, 55 Howe Road                                             Pre-register: https://www.studio55martinez.com
Martinez, CA


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)

Collage Papers: Your collection of both bleeding and non-bleeding tissue , hand painted ,           decorative papers- all workable

Surfaces:       2 sheets full size  Gessoed watercolor paper, 140 lb or 300 lb hot or cold press
                      10 pieces smaller sheets of Strathmore watercolor for exercises
                      2 same size size cradled wood panel at least 12″  for o focused diptych

 Mediums: Gel medium- mat or gloss &  Liquitex Clear Gesso

Additional Tools:

6 small spray misters (order from:https://www.harmonfacevalues.com).99 each

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

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