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P422 - Woodburned Mixed Media Nature Portraits

Carla Bartow
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - March 10 & Monday - March 11

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$ 295  

Utilize the natural medium of wood rounds to create nature portraits! Students will learn the classic and therapeutic process of woodburning, and then add color and vibrancy with fluid acrylic paints and metallic accents (utilizing gold leaf or metallic paint markers).

Day 1: transfer image to wood, wood burn image, apply clear gesso to seal

Day 2: paint with acrylics, embellish with gold and silver leafing and metallic paint markers.

Materials fee $50 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

one woodburner, clear gesso, one large wood panel (18" or so round), pencils, pens, transfer paper and tracing paper, varnish

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
image of animal they want to transfer, fluid acrylics (golden or liquitex): 1-2 brown tones (dependent on animal), sky tone, warm red, orange, titanium white, gloss medium, a variety of sizes of paintbrushes


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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