Upcoming Retreats

Portland, OR 2021 - February 15-22,2021

Colorado Springs 2021 - May 29 - June 7, 2021

Portland, OR 2021 Registration is NOW OPEN

Who Are You?

Sandra Duran Wilson
9:00 - 4:30
Monday Feb 15

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$ 170  

Student Level: all levels. The beginner as well as advanced learners will discover new techniques.
Prerequisites: None

This class, which is taken from my new book, Awakening Your Creative Soul, will jump start the way you view your creative process and how you, the creative one, fit into the story. A beginner may create a piece based on intuitive and abstract ideas and a more advanced student may discover a way to tap into underlying feelings that enhance the drawing and painting process. We will use the inquiry process to look deep within and guide you to a deeper understanding of your personal sense of who you are. You are more than your outer labels. It is like peeling away the layers and getting to your core, or essence of yourself. You will incorporate the words that you wrote into your self-portrait. This doesn’t need to be a physical representation, but it can be. You may choose to create a more abstract expressionist piece or even something more narrative. You will learn several collage techniques using dry adhesive and washi tape. Crackles and clay can add to the story and I will provide acrylic gels and pastes to adhere objects. Bring along a talisman if you like or something that represents who you are that may be added to the piece. You will use several spontaneous acrylic techniques to jump-start your background and how to add some transparent layers too. You will discover new ways to approach your art and how you define your role in the process. Warning-this class may shake up your creative process and open new doors.

Instructor will provide- stencils, texture plates, stamps, mark-making tools, heat gun, collage papers, tape, lustre cremes, paint pens and some assorted ephemera and found objects.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

paint, washi tape, mixed media paper, Ampersand painting panel, acrylic pastes, alcohol, crackle pastes, clay, gampi tissue, fabrics and yarns. I provide paints but if you like to have your own next to you please use acrylics.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Gloss medium
Soft Gel
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, container for water, palette paper or plastic plates, paper towels, spray bottle for alcohol, spray bottle for water, scissors, a pen and pencil and a notebook or paper for writing on.


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