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Portland, OR 2022 Registration is NOW OPEN

Layered Faces

Leighanna Light
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday March 17

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$ 175  

In this workshop we will create an abstract of the face using a variety of techniques to build thick, deep layers on canvas using very few and inexpensive supplies. You will learn how to obtain a beautiful encaustic look without using messy hot wax & crock-pots as well as how to create depth, dimension, texture and contrast. We will use paint, medium, scrap paper, deli paper and ephemera to create amazing depth & dimension.
Please join us for a fun, relaxing day of inspiration & art making!
If you have any questions, please email me at leighannalight@gmail.com
 

Supplies Needed to Bring to Class:

DELI PAPER
4 or more sheets. approximately 10 x 12” : 
https://www.amazon.com/Durable-Packaging-Pop-Up-Sandwich-Sheets/dp/B01JH4IRSQ/ref=sr_1_12? dchild=1&keywords=deli+paper&qid=1608477242&sr=8-12


SUBSTRATE
ONE of the following…
2 pcs.140 pound watercolor paper, 11 x 14
Stretched canvas or
A wooden board, no larger than 11” x 14”

Preferably rectangular in shape.
Any of these will work well for this process, I prefer the heavy weight of the flat board. Please paint with gesso or white paint if it’s not already white.

SCRAP PAPER-
Phone book pages, old magazine pages work well.

WAXED PAPER

EPHEMERA
Old newspaper clippings, postcards, dictionary pages, letters, journal pages, a nice variety, enough to cover your substrate.
Copies are fine but try to use the original whenever possible.

RAGS
At least 10 small rags.

PVA GLUE
https://www.dickblick.com/products/books-by-hand-polyvinyl-acetate-pva/

WHITE GESSO
Small amount, maybe 2 oz.

ACRYLIC GEL MEDIUM
At least 8 oz. Please be aware that this is not the same as liquid matte medium.

ACRYLIC PAINT
At least 4 colors, 2 warm (red, yellow, orane, pink, red)
2 cool (blue, green, purple)
PLUS
Burnt umber.

FW INK
Black.

BRUSHES
At least one that is 2” wide, a one inch and a detail brush.

PALLETTE KNIFE
A credit card will do in a pinch.

CUP FOR WATER

WOODEN SKEWER STICK, SOMETHING that comes to a thin point.

HEAT GUN
 

 

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