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P432 - Scribble to Structure

Sandra Duran Wilson
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - March 17

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$ 150  

This class will allow experienced artists to see with new eyes and newbies will jump right in without intimidation. Does it sound easy? Well, sometimes the simple things are the most challenging. Doodling and scribbling release your mind from anxiety and control. You have no attachment, you are free to explore and play. Your composition will be like a roadmap that you will follow, filling in with color, adding and subtracting, making marks, editing, covering up and responding to the process. You will gain valuable lessons in composition, structure, shapes, color values and which colors make winning combinations. Follow the abstract line to find the subject inside the puzzle. You will also learn valuable color lessons such as how placing a saturated color next to a muted color increases the impact, and much more.

Materials fee $25 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

2 sheets Canson mixed media paper that have been gessoed, use of acrylic paints, light modeling paste, acrylic medium, sponges, deli sheets, specialty papers, collage papers, plastic spreaders, skewers, materials to make stamps and alcohol.

Supplies provided by Instructor for students to use: Stencils, stamps, texture tools, texture plates, paint pens, plastic wrap, fine liners, metallic cremes, colored pencils, cutting mat and mat knife and heat guns


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

2-3 little foam rollers, stamps, ruler, pencil, a few colored pencils, palettes, spray bottle for water, spray bottle for alcohol, paper towels, plastic trowel palette knife, soft nylon brush-flat, 1" is an appropriate size, a small brush for detail, container for water, scissors, and a lot of curiosity. Optional-bring your own heat gun and wax paper for wrapping your finished paintings.

 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‚Äôs 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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