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P429W - Plaster Ponies

Sandra Duran Wilson
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - March 16

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$ 150  

 Whether you are new to painting or have been at it for years, learn how to successfully use Venetian plaster and tools to create your abstract ponies. I will also show you tips for creating plaster layers, how to seal the work and more tips of working with plaster and acrylic.

Venetian plaster has a luscious texture that you can mix acrylic paints into and then layer on with a palette knife. We will create some beautiful background textures on Ampersand panels for our ponies to frolic on, and then we will use free hand methods to layer texture with Venetian plaster to develop the pony. You may also create your own stencil to assist in painting your pony, and I will have templates that you can copy. We will also create a plaster piece on thin paper and then cut out the plaster pony and adhere it to the panel. Whichever style you choose, you will create some colorful equines and learn techniques for successfully working with Venetian plaster.


Materials fee $35 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

2-Ampersand panels
Modern Master Venetian plaster
Use of acrylic paints
Acrylic modeling paste
Acrylic medium for sealing
Crackle paste
Deli sheets
Metallic lustre cremes
Collage papers

Supplies provided by Instructor for students to use: texture plates, texture tools, stencils, stamps, paint pens, specialty sprays, plastic wrap, fine liners and heat guns- bring one if you have it

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor

trowel shape palette knife
 1" soft synthetic brush
small round synthetic nylon brush
paper towels
container for water
spray bottle for water
spray bottle for alcohol

I will be providing paints, but if you like to have your own next to you please bring acrylic paints. A few of my favorites are: Quinacridone gold, Payne’s grey, cobalt teal, white, permanent violet dark, orange, yellow-green, titanium white, black and phthalo turquoise.

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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