Minneapolis 2017

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M208 - Birds of a Feather

Kitty Miller
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - April 29

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$ 150  

In the Birds Of A Feather class we will cover a 5 x 7 to 8 x 8 wood panel in book pages, tissue papers, interesting papers paint, stencil and stamp then adhere a bird and paint in feather, eye, beak and other details. You will carry the painting skills you learn into everything you paint.

In this one day class you will learn to look at birds differently and to find details to paint to make them pop. Before long you will be able to draw and paint them free hand if you keep practicing.

We will completely finish one bird in class and possibly have time to start another one. I generally work on a couple at a time as I am waiting for various stages of drying.

I use Fluid and High Flow Acrylics, Fluid Matte Medium(syrupy sounding when shook), fine lining and small brushes, stencils, rubber stamps, and more and will have a bunch for you try included in your class supply fee.

$20 supply fee  for use of  High Flows 

Class supply list
2 Wood Panels 5 x 7 to 8 x 8 ( try a couple different sizes)
The following 1 oz Golden Fluid Acrylics
(Green Gold)
(Phthalo Turquoise)
(Van Dyke Brown Hue)
(Nickel Azo Gold)
And a couple of your favorite colors
(Don't worry I will have a bunch)
Paper Ephemera
(Favorite quotes, sayings, book pages, dictionary pages, encyclopedia pages, favorite printed papers.
I will have a bunch to choose from
White Signo pen
Black micron pen pen xs tip 005
Small scissors,
1 small container of fluid matte medium (syrupy sounding when shaken)
A variety of brushes you like to use. Bring a small detail brush, round brush, flat brush and liner as well as one for matte medium like 3/4 inch or 1 inch

Many of the required supplies may be pre-ordered from Blue Twig Studio.  They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat.  For further info and to place your order, contact:

Deb Prewitt
Blue Twig Studio
Cottonwood Center for the Arts
427 E. Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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