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C289 - Metals & Mixed Media

Carol Nelson
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - May 29

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$ 150  

TThis class is about incorporating the look of metals into abstract compositions. You will learn to prepare, and use, in an abstract painting, materials such as embossed aluminum foil, hammered wire, metallic glue gun shapes, rust paper, mirror paper, metallic paints, and metal embellishments. You will learn about texture techniques, proper supports, and methods of attachment for metal elements. Expect to create one or more paintings.

Materials Fee: $20 payable to Instructor at class time includes:
Modeling compound
Gel Medium, soft or regular
Aluminum and copper wire
Iron paint and activator
Metal leaf
Parchment paper
Selection of metal embellishments
Yes paste and/or E6000
Red rosin paper

 Supply list students should bring:
 Acrylic paints in your favorite colors – Carol uses (and strongly
recommends) Golden Fluid Acrylics. Carol’s must have colors are Quinacridone
Nickel Azo Gold, Turquoise Phthalo, Quinacridone Magenta, Carbon Black, and
Titanium White

Supports – 2-3 cradled wood or MDF panels in sizes 8x8, 10x10 or 8x10
No larger sizes, PLEASE. Stretched canvas OK, but a solid wood
surface works best.
***Please gesso wood supports before class****
Heavy duty Reynolds aluminum foil
Glue gun and glue sticks (if you have one, or we can share)
Selection of brushes, small palette knife, spray water bottle, paper
towels, scissors, palette, etc.


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Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. 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:

Maria Raleigh



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