Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dreaming in color workshop!



Dreaming in Color Workshop

This piece is one of my favorite pieces. In this piece it reveals my own story. Playful and fun. What's your fun story?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/110259435/dreaming-in-color-workshop-in-this-piece
The cost for the class is $45

We will be creating with acrylic paints, color pencils and pastels.

 The class will begin October 17, 2012.

 It’s a four week class with four videos ending November 7. 2012. 

Come join us in this fun workshop called Dreaming in Color! 

 By the end of the class Students will receive a piece from me only if they participate

doing assignments and sharing their work as a class and joining in the fun.

The class is about creating beautiful colorful conversations between you and your piece. Through color, we will be unfolding images representing your visual interaction between you and what you love. You will begin with an open mind to create your fun or personal story. 

We will be creating Two pieces. 

In video 1 - We will focus on composition. I will give some guidelines you can follow while tapping into your creativity to let your story unfold. You may use Canvas or 20x30 cold press papers. I will do a demonstration starting with black gesso and adding images with white pencil. 

Video 2 - I will demonstrate using collage and color to give the piece an elaboration of rich detail. 

In video 3 - We will use color pencils and pastel to give contrast and depth. 

In video 4 - We will explore how with creative painting, images can unveil hidden insights based on life experiences, dreams or memories. Open yourself to the joy and clarity that you can begin to experience using the creative process. We will be adding to your story with black charcoal or graphite.

You will have a choice to either use words to help express your story, or allow the painting to speak for itself. 

You have a choice between Paper cold press 140lb 20 x 30 or canvas. Medium size is preferred for canvas. You can cut paper in half with ruler or Exacto Knife.

Pick your panel you feel comfortable working with but make sure your panel is a good enough size. No small panels please! A size you are able to feel free adding your colors.

*Materials you will need*

Paints: Acrylic- Golden paints/ Folk Paints 

Masonite board or card board cheaper!
Masking tape

Old Rag

Old pencils

Collage paper or any old scraps

Mod podge or Elmer’s glue works just the same, just dilute with water Cheaper!

Black Gesso or white gesso at Wal-Mart Cheaper!

Palette Cheaper! 

Spray varnish or fixative