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P324 - Abstract Tree Collage

Carol Nelson
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - March 15

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$ 150  

Trees are an essential part of the ecology of planet Earth. Artists have depicted trees in their work for centuries. In this workshop, our trees will be abstracted in their shape and colors. Emphasis will be placed on the tonal relationships of dark on light, and light on dark. Carol will demo several techniques she uses for her fantastic tree paintings.  You will make fantastic foliage with course pumice gel and crackle paste, and you will use a variety of papers to add texture, and create vibrant, colorful landscapes. Expect to create two paintings.

Materials fee: $15 payable to instructor at class time includes:

Modeling compound

Fiber paste

Crackle paste

YES paste

Watercolor paper

Rice paper and specialty papers

Burlap

Corrugated paper

Course pumice gel

Gold foil and/or gold metallic paint

Supply list for students to bring:

1 wood panel - 8x8, 8x10, 10x10, or 9x12 ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 wood panel – 6x6 or 6x8 ONLY!!!!!!!

NOTE: These supports may be cradled wood panels, gessobords, or MDF panels cut at Home Depot.

All raw wood panels should be primed with gesso ahead of time. If your panel is white, it’s already

primed.

Golden Fluid Acrylic paints – Carol’s favorite colors are on her website, carolnelsonfineart.com

Gel medium gloss, soft or regular

Unsuccessful watercolor paintings to cut up (optional)

Scissors

Flat 3/4 inch brush (for watercolor and acrylic)

Selection of smaller brushes

Palette, water container, spray water bottle, paper towels

 




 


   

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
Maria@collagepdx.com

http://collagepdx.blogspot.com/

 


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