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Portland, OR 2021 - February 15-22,2021

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Contrasts & Compliments

Sandra Duran Wilson
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday Feb 17

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$ 170  

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

This class will shake up your color range and enliven your paintings. You will explore dynamic compositions and color mixing tools. You will learn how to paint large even when your canvas is small. The physical movement of painting translates into your composition and color dynamics can make your art stand out. This is not a boring color theory class, but a way to see color dynamics in action. What happens when you put a lively saturated color next to another bright color? What happens when you introduce a desaturated neutral? How can you create a mood using a combination of color choices? Come find out in this action and information packed class. You will leave with several finished paintings that will become your road map to creating paintings with both complementary colors and contrasts. I wish someone had taught me these techniques when I was in art school. Save yourself a lot of muddy paintings and learn to fear no color.

Supplies Provided - - stencils, texture plates, stamps, mark-making tools, heat gun, collage papers, tape, lustre cremes, foam rollers and dabbers, paint pens and some assorted ephemera to finish your paintings.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

Mixed Media paper and Ampersand painting panels, acrylic paints, collage materials, Acrylic gel and pastes, deli sheets, alcohol, inks, tapes, fabrics, markers, pens and specialty papers

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

- Gloss medium and 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, gloves, a pen or pencil. Optional-wax paper for wrapping your acrylics and a heat gun if you have one.



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