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Face Your Fears

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Oct 9

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$ 165  

Drawing faces--you either love it or you hate it! I'm here to show you how to LOVE it! I can show you how to create easy, simple, lovely faces in just a few steps. I have LOTS of tricks to help you create faces that you'll be proud of and want to create again and again. We'll start in our art journals, practicing face proportions and we'll also create gorgeous collage paper to add to our portraits. Then with newfound confidence & skills, we'll move to the canvas to create our beautiful portraits and give them life with layers, texture and finishing touches. We'll also explore using a variety of media: oil pastels, oil paint sticks, acrylic paint, acrylic ink, spray ink, & collage.

*Kit $20 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes: 

Collage pack of my favorite vintage, scrapbook, and patterned paper, Stabilo marks-all pencil
*Shared use of materials: acrylic paint, spray ink, oil pastels, texture tools, stamps, stencils, collage & tissue paper, carbon transfer paper,

Supplies Needed for Class:

10x10" canvas
*Art Journal (any size--you can bring what you already use, but I prefer a Canson XL mixed media or Strathmore mixed media journal in 5”x7” and/or 9”x12”)
*Shiva Oil Paintsticks (Titanium White and Yellow Ochre)

Optional items:

You can also bring your own acrylic paint, spray inks, paint pens, stencils, stamps, etc, but I will have all of these items and more to share!

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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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