Painting over a magazine image is a great way to practice painting portraits, flower’s or whatever subject matter you choose. I like to select a photo with a lot of contrast, my preference is a close-up of a women’s face.
Students will learn multiple mixed-media techniques for creating a beautiful background creating layers and depth using collage paper, acrylic paint and stencils. Together we will create our backgrounds from the techniques we just learned. I will be there to walk you through the process step-by-step and I always recommend approaching this process with a playful, non-judgmental and exploratory spirit!
Once we have our background, it’s time to bring in our focal point.
Students of every experience level are welcome!
Materials Fee $20 cash paid at beginning of class includes:
- Acrylic paint
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
One small brush, one medium brush, and one large brush
For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.