Portland, OR 2018 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - Feb 18

P214 - Peeling Paint, Rust, and Ancient Textures

$ 150  


Do you swoon over rusty metal and peeling paint? Is Wabi Sabi your favorite look? Come spend a fun day learning to recreate what takes nature years to make. The focus will be on creating texture and patina. Working on canvas and paper we will be recreating the look of peeling bill boards, crackled paint and rusty walls. This class encourages you to let go of that perfection complex. We will be sanding, tearing, slopping, spraying, and exploring unusual materials. You will leave class with an abstract work of art and tons of new techniques. Come let me encourage your wild grungy spirit!

Student to Bring:
• 2 canvases no smaller than 8x10
• An inexpensive pad of watercolor paper
• An assortment of collage papers focusing on lighter colors and texture (rice paper, old pattern paper, handmade paper, paper doilies, old letters, etc)
A few usual collage materials (Paper garbage off the ground, the paper you use to protect your surfaces, dirty wet wipes dried, coffee filters, thin cardboard, old rags, and …)
• Matte gel medium
• Cheap acrylic paints from Michaels ( black, white, cream, dark brown, and then an assortment of muted colors of your choice)
• Paint brushes not your best ones.
• A palette for paints and a water container
• A roll of painters tape
• Pencil
• Wet wipes or a rag

• If you own a heat gun or embossing gun please bring, but do not purchase just for class. There will be several to share.

Supply fee $10 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Rust paint
Patina Solution
Crackle paint
Walnut ink,
Gilding paste
Strange concoctions
Extra collage materials

P.S. No stressing allowed, it is about the creative process, not the specific supplies. Please email if you have any questions. clarissacallesen@gmail.com