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VA206 - Flower Girls & Ghouls

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday October 6

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$ 150  

I LOVE Day of the Dead, Halloween and all things spooky and I LOVE to draw and paint mixed media faces in my art journal so naturally, I like to combine the two from time to time! I’ll show you how to build up layers in your art journal with my favorite materials and techniques. I’ll also show you how to draw quick and easy faces that require no previous drawing experience. If you’ve taken a portraits class with me before, we will be building upon your previous knowledge and taking your portraits to the next level. If you’ve never drawn a face before or are afraid to, this is also the perfect class for you! All levels are welcome and will learn some new tricks on how to improve your mixed media portrait skills! Once we have the basics of the face down, we’ll explore two separate techniques (one using oil paintstiks and the other using acrylic paint) to build up some very basic shadows and highlights to give the face character and depth. We’ll also add collage bits and pieces to play with the background and foreground and enhance our portraits.

Materials Fee & List of what is supplied: $20
*Unique collage paper pack filled with my favorite vintage, recycled and patterned papers, patterned tissue paper, and collage images, stabilo marks-all pencil
*Use of shared materials: paint, spray inks, brushes, sponges, mark-making tools, tissue & collage paper, gelli plate, rollers, stamps, stencils, collage images

Supplies Needed for Class: 
*9x12” Art Journal (or larger with mixed media weight paper such as Canson XL or Strathmore mixed media)
*3-4 paint pens (variety of colors and sizes: fine tip/2mm and extra bold/15mm. My favorite brands are Sharpie water based and Liquitex.)
*fine point paint pen (white)
*Shiva oil paintstiks (Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Aliziron Crimson)

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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