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Portland, OR 2023 FALL - Oct 8-15, 2023

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Garden-inspired Gel Plate Printing and Mixed Media Workshop

Heather Neilson
9:00 - 4:30
Sat/Sun May 18-19

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$ 365  

Are you inspired by the garden and botanical forms? Do you like paper ephemera and collage? Spring is a perfect time to honor our love of nature by using fresh leaves and other nature inspired techniques to our art making practice.
Day 1
Create stunning prints with leaves, paint, a gel plate and more.  You will learn how to use high quality GOLDEN OPEN and regular acrylics to create a variety of effects. Learn color combinations that work well with this process and how varying ways of applying the paint and other techniques can create visually stunning results.  You will be amazed by the amount of prints you can make in one day.  If you are new to gel plate printing or just want to re-energize you gel plate practice, this is a satisfying and quick paced workshop with a variety of options to personalize your work.
Day 2
Using the prints made the first day we will create abstract mixed media collages using the gel prints, paint, mark making tools and more.  You will learn how to apply the principles of Value, Color, Shape and Composition to your abstract mixed media collages 

Materials Fee $ paid at beginning of class includes:

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Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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Proud Sponsors for Art & Soul

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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Runaway Art and Craft Studio is our onsite store and sponsor for Portland, OR Retreats.
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