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Ocean City, MD 2020 - October 26-29, 2020

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Go For The Gesso

Jacqueline Sullivan
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve Oct 27

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$ 95  

 Acrylic Gesso - originally designed as a primer for canvas - is a wonderful medium! In this process class, you will use Gesso to do transfers, make textures, stencil with it, use it to "age" your collages and more. This class will explore many aspects of this versatile medium. Techniques learned in this class are great for altered books, book covers and collage papers. As time allows, students can build small collages with the papers that they have made. Everyone will leave with a small portfolio of papers - ready for the next project!  

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

All paints and mediums
Stencils and stamps
Black and White Gesso. Gold Gesso
Pastels and other media that will be added
 Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

A sketch book (11 x 14) to use for paper
Water container
1" golden nylon brush
Hair dryer to help dry texture


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