Portland, OR 2025 Registration is not yet open

Scribble to Structure

Sandra Duran Wilson
9:00 - 4:30
Fri March 21

[back to quicklinks]
$ 185  

This class will allow experienced artists to see with new eyes and newbies will jump right in without intimidation. Does it sound easy? Well, sometimes the simple things are the most challenging. Doodling and scribbling release your mind from anxiety and control. You have no attachment; you are free to explore and play. Your composition will be like a roadmap that you will follow, filling in with color, adding and subtracting, making marks, editing, covering up and responding to the process. You will gain valuable lessons in composition, structure, shapes, color values and which colors make winning combinations. Follow the abstract line to find the subject inside the puzzle. You will also learn valuable color lessons such as how placing a saturated color next to a muted color increases the impact. Then you will take these pieces a step further and incorporate them into a new format. Long narrow pieces, cut them up and make a new piece or even enhancing an older piece. The possibilities are unlimited. Come explore, play and learn.

Supplies Provided by Teacher for students to use: Stencils, stamps, texture tools, texture plates, paint pens, plastic wrap, fine liners, metallic cremes, colored pencils, cutting mat and mat knife and heat gun

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

2 large sheets of heavy mixed media paper. Two Ampersand panels. Use of acrylic paints, acrylic medium, sponges, deli sheets, specialty papers, collage papers, plastic spreaders, skewers, materials to make stamps. I will have markers and paint pens to share.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Golden or Liquitex Light Molding paste. Make sure it is the light molding paste, not regular.
A couple of acrylic inks.
Golden gel for gluing. I like soft gel gloss, but matt will also work.
Cosmetic wedges or sponges.
2-3 little foam rollers, stamps, ruler, pencil, a few colored pencils, palettes or plates for color mixing, spray bottle for water, spray bottle for alcohol, paper towels, plastic trowel palette knife, soft nylon brush-flat, 1" is an appropriate size, a small brush for detail, container for water, scissors, and a lot of curiosity. Optional-bring your own heat gun, and wax paper for wrapping your finished paintings.

 I will be providing paints, but if you like to have your own next to you please bring acrylic paints. A few of my favorites are: Azo gold, Payne‚Äôs grey, cobalt teal, white, permanent violet dark, orange, yellow-green, titanium white, black and phthalo turquoise.


Click here for a printable page

Proud Sponsors for Art & Soul

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.

Runaway Art and Craft Studio

Runaway Art and Craft Studio is our onsite store and sponsor for Portland, OR Retreats.
Visit Runaway Art and Craft Studio...