Portland, OR April 2024 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Sun April 21

6 x 6

$ 185  


I'll help you take the guesswork out of the blank canvas with these 6 easy-yet-dynamic works of art. These 6 paintings can be created on any surface--canvas, wood, art journal, etc. and with the materials that you already have in your art stash. You will go from feeling uninspired and stuck, to feeling full of creativity and inspiration by the end of class. We will cover various techniques that can be mixed and matched on each canvas. We'll explore: my favorite art materials and how to use them, mark-making, print-making, collage techniques, sketching/drawing basics, adding texture, composition, and basic color theory. We'll work on all 6 canvases at a time, jumping around and using them as a way to keep our flow, keep inspired, and use them each as jumping-off points to the next canvas. We'll work fast and loose at first, as we free up our creative minds, and then make "smaller," more precise moves as we finish up each canvas. I like to use the rainbow as my palette, but you can also create in your own preferred color palette!

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Collage paper pack
Use of shared materials: Acrylic paint, acrylic ink, spray ink, stencils, stamps, stamp ink, oil pastels, texture plates, brushes, mark-making tools, printmaking tools, watercolor paper, collage images

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

*Six 6x6" wood panels (can be any thickness--I like using the cradled wood panels) Please gesso them beforehand.
*basic kit: scissors, glue stick, ruler, pencil, matte medium (or Mod Podge)
Optional items: If you have special stamps or stencils, collage paper, or collage images, bring them along, but I will have plenty to share!