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M214 - Spontaneous Painting

Caitlin Dundon
9:00 - 4:30
Monday - May 1

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$ 150  

Spontaneous Painting is a great lesson in habit, bravery and learning to listen to your inner voice. Whether you are completely new to acrylic painting or need to break through your artist’s block and really start creating - this workshop will help you fill page after page with color, brushstroke and mark making. Learn methods to let go of preconceived notions about what to paint and how to paint and allow spontaneous magic to happen as colors interact. Learn acrylic painting techniques like dry brushing, washes, buffing, blending, sponging, scumbling, sgraffito, sanding back and glazing. We’ll work with Catalyst tools for texture and moving paint from one piece to another and use our tools at hand for stamping and making marks as well. Students will work with gesso and acrylic paints, but are welcome to add in other favorite media or work with stencils. We will come away with several spectacular spontaneous finished acrylic paintings on paper.

Students should bring:
Water container, paper towels
Brushes (1/2 inch and 1 inch flat)
1 8 oz. jar of white acrylic gesso
3-4 colors of acrylic paints (instructor recommends Golden heavy body)
Qty 6, 9 x 12 sheets of Arches Aquarelle or Fabriano or other watercolor paper, 140 lb. hot press 
palette paper or paper plate

optional: Catalyst wedges, old credit cards or plastic paint spreaders, stencils

 kit $10 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Additional colors acrylic paints
Acrylic glazing liquid
Acrylic matte medium
Black gesso
Toothpicks, candy apple sticks
Also: Sandpaper, Catalyst wedges, and Paint spreaders to borrow


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