In this class, we will build on simple layers in our art journals to create easy yet amazing portraits. We will be using items that travel well, also, which is something important to me as an artist-on-the-go! First, we will create our own unique, layered collage paper using deli paper, acrylic paint, spray ink, stencils, oil pastels and texture plates. Then we will build layers in our art journals, working on multiple surfaces, to keep the creative momentum going. We will use spray inks and oil pastels to create quick and beautiful backgrounds, and add a bit of collage using the unique collage papers we created in the beginning of class. This will make a great start for our portrait. The faces we draw will be simple yet expressive. We will then fill in our faces with color and texture using the oil paintsticks, using subtle shading to create dimension. We will use stamps and collage to reveal and hide layers in the face to create truly beautiful, soulful portraits. No drawing experience necessary--we will be using very simple shapes to draw our faces. Lastly, we will add more collage bits (vintage paper, tissue paper, washi tape) and oil pastel marks to our final layers as the finishing touch.
Materials Fee $ _10_ payable to instructor at beginning of class includes the following:
Sample collage paper pack kit, plus use of shared materials including: stencils, spray ink, acrylic paint, stamps, deli paper, washi tape
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
*Large art journal (at least a 9x12” or larger), preferably one with heavy weight,mixed media paper (such as Strathmore Mixed Media or Canson XL)
*Stabilo Marks-all pencil in black
*Shiva Paintsticks (Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson, Other colors optional)
*Oil pastels (any brand, cheap Crayola set is great and my favorite!)
*White-out pen or Sharpie water-based fine tip paint pen
*stencils, unmounted or foam texture stamps, spray ink, acrylic paint, vintage and/or collage paper, patterned tissue paper, washi tape (these items will be provided to share but you may wish to bring your own if you have special colors or items that you really like to work with)
Many of the required supplies may be pre-ordered from Artistic Artifacts. 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, please visit: http://www.artisticartifacts.com.