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Intuitive Painting

Becky Springer
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 17

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$ 185  

This workshop is designed to give you a hands-on and in-depth look into intuitive painting and abstract expressionism in the form of abstract landscapes. It's for anyone wanting access to more freedom, authenticity, and courage in their painting practice.
In the name of freedom and play, we'll be working on watercolor paper and canvas board with a variety of mixed media materials such as acrylic paint, paint pens, colored pencils, oil pastels, micron pens, etc. 
I will share abstract painting techniques and lay out steps to create richly layered landscape paintings. I’ll share abstract basics, including setting up a creative work space, palette options, substrate suggestions, etc. I’ll walk you through my process for building texture and depth. Using a variety of tools, mediums, and palettes, we will create intuitive and planned compositions through several guided exercises. 
This isn’t a paint by numbers class. Those serve their purpose, but I don’t want you to paint like me or everyone else. Here you’ll tell your own story and explore your unique style.
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 fresh inspiration, this course is for you!

.Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Class handouts
Acrylic paint
Canvas Board
Stabilo all pencils
Blue shop towels
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
Optional to Bring:
Your favorite acrylic paint
Favorite Mark making tools (oil pastels, pigment sticks, water soluble crayons,
stabilo woodies, intense blocks, etc.)

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