Friday 5:30 to 8:30
Sat and Sun 9:00 to 3:00
Acrylic painters will be challenged and energized as they incorporate innovative techniques in their works on large canvas or paper. The workshop will focus on color and abstract design, using acrylic paint, gels, gesso, charcoal, and various mark-makers. Demos and critiques will be given to each artist to guide them to find new and fresh approaches to extend their boundaries. You should be able to finish 1 or 2 large pieces during this workshop. “Stop thinking and have fun as you paint”. FUN FUN FUN!
MUST HAVE –
Paint I use both acrylic types – either tube or liquid (fluid) will work – Liquitex Basic is OK DON’T NEED BOTH Some suggested colors, plus any other that you like to use – Be sure to have these colors – Thalo Blue, Ultramarie Blue, Cad Red Medium, Aliz Crimson, Yellow Orche, Indian Yellow. (we will be doing a double primary color wheel using these colors). Plus lots of white and black (you can use white gesso for the white paint) Plus, bring along any other colors that you enjoy. No experience is necessary.
Liquitex Super Heavy Gesso (my favorite) AC Moore or molding (modeling) paste (or venetian plaster)
White & Black Gesso (very important – don‘t buy white or black paint – use the gesso -can be found at AC Moores or Michaels
Gloss Medium & Varnish (Liquitex) – AC Moore, Michaels, Hobby Lobby
Charcoal – chunky
Water (in a spray bottle)
Reynolds Freezer paper – grocery store
Squeegees – different sizes from credit card size to larger – the kind you clean shower doors and windows – A MUST – buy at the $ store or hardware stores (I have some for sale) – also Michaels sell a grey wedge that works well made by Princeton.
Brayer – A MUST – I use the “soft” type (can be purchased at Hobby Lobby (I will have for you to purchase)
Big water container – like a large coffee can
Watercolor pencils and/or water soluble crayons – not absolutely necessary, but good to have
Canvas – We will be working on large canvases. You will need at least 2 canvas or wooden panels for this class Bring all canvases the first class. In other words 2 LARGE canvas no smaller than 40 x 30.
Freezer paper – near the Reynolds Wrap at grocery store
Texture tools Stencils/Stamps – I will have a few for use
Any kind of “drawing tools” or mark-making tools. (such as markers, vine charcoal, graphite)
Roll of plastic wrap
Brushes – both big and small plus a rigger (or liner- not the “paint store type”)
Variety of flats and rounds – your choice. You will need one Large plus smaller size (ACMoore sells a pack of brushes for $5) You can also use 1 or 2 of the cheap chip brushes.
All items can be purchased at Michaels or Hobby Lobby / hardware store
Also, bring a notepad and pen! WEAR OLD CLOTHES that you don’t mind getting messy with paint. If you have any questions prior to class, feel free to call me at 717-623-2333. The list is long, but these are the items that I use regularly. QUESTIONS? CALL ME.