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VA279 - Creating Your Way to Joy

Susan Shaffer
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday October 2

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$ 150  

Join Susan for a day of fun, all about letting go, giving up control, laughing, collaborating, comradery and learning to follow your intuition. We will be painting in Golden acrylics and use multiple layers and surprising techniques. We will be sloshing around in the paint with brushes, our fingers, plastic gift cards, water spray, lace, onion bags and who knows what else we might use!

Please note, every students painting will be uniquely theirs, no two will look alike. This fun painting style will force you to go with your first gut instinct, no planning! You will be guided on painting techniques to create your non-objective painting. We will have a blast, there are no rules! You will also learn how to "find" things in your intuitive painting. We will also learn how to add inspiring words or quotes to your work.
Materials Fee $30 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
16 x 20 quality wrapped canvas
Golden Acrylic Paints
Golden Mediums
Use of various tools,
Pattern packet with full color photos and step by step instructions.
and other miscellaneous supplies as needed.

Supplies Needed to bring for Class: 1 and 2 inch sponge brushes, acrylic brushes, palette, styrofoam plates are fine, water basin, Viva paper towels, hair dryer, an apron and a tub of baby wipes for easy clean up of your hands and tools.

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:

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