Portland, OR April 2024 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Becky Springer
9:00 - 4:30
Thur April 18

Fearless Faces

$ 185  


In the name of freedom and play, let's paint abstract faces!
I invite you to spend the day with me letting loose, slinging paint, and having fun. You'll be gently guided and supported every step of the way.
When I first started painting, faces and figures were the subject matter that scared me the most. However, with a lot of practice and some key lessons learned, they now come easily. In fact, it's what I paint most often in my art journal for comfort.
If painting faces seems scary to you, I want to demonstrate how to simplify the process. I will provide lessons to get you started and help subside those fears. I'll encourage you to paint perfectly imperfect abstract faces.
Faces tell stories like no other subject and I'll invite you to infuse your faces with your own stories. We'll start with intention setting and art journal prompts followed by several guided painting excercises using a vareity of tools, mediums, and palettes. Included are tips for setting up your painting station, mark making, color and composition, techniques for building layers, and so much more.
Open to all levels. Seasoned painters and first-time painters are wholeheartedly encouraged to join. If you're a beginner who has never painted or an experienced painter feeling creatively stuck and in need of a boost of inspiration, this course is for you.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Class handouts
Acrylic paint
Gel medium
Stabilo all pencils
Blue towels
Spray bottles
A variety of mark making tools 


Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Watercolor or mixed media paper (my favorite is Cason XL) in 9x12 or larger
Variety of acrylic paint brushes in various sizes
Palette Pad or something to use as a palette surface
Water container 


Your favorite acrylic paint
Favorite Mark making tools (oil pastels, pigment sticks, water soluble crayons,
stabilo woodies, intense blocks, etc.)