Held at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061 (home of the Irving Art Association)
Create beautiful abstract flowers!
Start loosely and playfully with transparent watermedia, then create a whimsical design with negative painting and your favorite mark-making tools.
Watermedia – bring your choice of liquid acrylics, acrylic inks, Golden High Flow acrylics,tube watercolors (sorry, pans are too wimpy) and/or alcohol inks (the last is not permanent).
Bring one tube of white acrylic. (Instructor will bring other colors)
Your choice of mark-making tools – could be acrylic markers, regular markers (not usually permanent), sharpies (not permanent), colored pencils, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, gelatos or gel sticks (not permanent), graphite pencils, pastel sticks or pencils, oil pastels, etc. Bring what you have but I recommend purchasing a white sharpie.
Bring one 11×14 or 12×12 canvas or canvas board. Instructor will also supply one small sheet of yupo. You can also bring a small watercolor or acrylic painting you want to transform.
Other tools: Brushes in different sizes, water container, paper towels, and apron. Droppers or pipettes, and dipping pen or calligraphy pen if you have one.
For inspiration, bring pictures of flowers, vases and simple patterns. The instructor will also bring ideas for patterns and extra supplies.
Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 972-570-7565 or by PayPal payment. Cost: $45 ($40 for IAA members). Pay by check or PayPal below to the instructor Sharon Giles:
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Here’s an example of an old painting transformed by some of the same techniques: