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All That Glows

Sandra Duran Wilson
9:00 - 4:30
Thur March 20

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$ 185  

Painting on top of metal leaf gives your acrylic paintings an amazing glow. You will learn the ins and outs of applying metal leaf over both smooth and textured surfaces. You will also learn a quick way to get a similar effect on almost any surface. When you use transparent paints and glazes on top of the metal, your colors pop. Experiment with both transparent and opaque paints to create wonderful contrasts. You will work on 2 pieces, one on panel and the other paper. Painting with acrylic on top of the gold leaf will teach you about opacity and what I call optical color mixing. I will bring some unusual materials to create metallic texture, along with metal tape. Learn how to apply leaf over textured paper and then use it as collage. All that glows will also teach you how to work with those mysterious and tricky interference and iridescent paints. This new understanding of mixing metallic paints with colors will greatly expand your palette. You'll also learn how to create texture and then use metallic paints to create beautiful blue and green patina effects. This is a class for the adventurous and I will be there guiding you but allowing you to create in tune with your own vision.

Materials Fee $35 paid at beginning of class includes:

Interference paints, acrylic paints, Ampersand painting panels, Mixed Media paper, metal leaf, adhesive, disposable brush for adhesive, metal tape, Tyvek-like materials, special metal paints, marbleizing spray and metallic Lustre cremes.

Instructor provides:
use of texture plates, stamps, stencils, specialty sprays, metal leaf pens, texture tools and heat gun.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Golden soft gel
Golden Polymer medium
Please bring soft synthetic brushes, a set from the craft store for a few dollars will give you a nice selection.
a trowel shaped palette knife
A container for water large enough to hold your brushes.
Palette paper or plastic plates
Paper towels
Spray bottle for alcohol and one spray bottle for water.
Gloves if you like.
Isopropyl alcohol
Something to take notes with

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