Upcoming Retreats

Portland, OR 2022 - March 13-21, 2022

Portland, OR 2022 FALL - October 18-27, 2022

Colorado Springs 2021 - October 18 - 23, 2021

Portland, OR 2023 - April 11 - April 19, 2023

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Portland, OR 2022 Registration is NOW OPEN

Forever Flowers

Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Friday March 18

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$ 170  

I paint flowers so they will not die-said Frida Kahlo. Flowers bring us joy, signify promise, blessings, and gratitude-and we never want them to die. This class will be about combining all of these thoughts. Students will combine traditional acrylic water media painting with experimental mixed media techniques. Using the set techniques, students will create prepared surfaces–surfaces with rich texture, creative thoughts, spiritual blessings, and personal content intertwining them with a traditional floral painted in transparent acrylic.

Kit fee $20 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Trish will provide everything else needed to take this class–Ampersand Aqua bords, GOLDEN Fluid Acrylic Paints, Gesso, & Matte Medium, Brushes, Stencil Girl Stencils, Reference Photos, Words to Collage, Handouts, & more


Supplies Needed to bring to class:

Basics–Paper Towels, Water Container, NOTE: Students may want to use a blow dryer to help speed up drying if electrical outlets permit

Optional Supplies To Bring:
  Any favorite mark-making tools – ie, pens, pencils, etc…, a favorite quote or words to transcribe into the background


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.

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