Upcoming Retreats

Gubbio, Italy 2023 - Sept 11-18, 2023

Portland, OR 2023 FALL - Oct 8-15, 2023

Portland, OR 2024 - April 14 - April 21, 2024

Portland, OR 2024 FALL - October 17-24, 2024

Portland, OR 2023 FALL Registration is NOW OPEN

Gels, Pastes, & Aggregates

Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Mon Oct 9

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$ 185  

The focus of this workshop is to sample a variety of acrylic mediums that can enhance your mixed media pieces. I’ll talk about several Gels, Pastes and Grounds; discuss different ways they can used and basically answer the question: WHAT ARE ALL THESE JARS OF STUFF FOR?? For example:
• Using Grounds so you can draw or write on your paintings
• Glass Bead Gel to make reflective areas
• Crackle Paste as a mosaic base
• Creating patterns and texture with Molding Paste
• And so much more…

You’ll try each one and create 9 (suitcase friendly) reference pieces that show how many interesting textures you can create. Together, these samples will help you make tons of mixed media decisions going forward. Feel free to email if you have questions susan.rossiter@yahoo.com

We’ll be experimenting with:

• Crackle Paste
• Pastel Ground
• Pumice Gel
• Molding Paste
• Gold & Pearl Mica Flake
• Heavy Gel Matte
• Glass Bead Gel
• Clear Granular Gel
• Gesso
• Fiber Paste
• Absorbent Ground
• Super Matte Medium

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

9 wood panel substrates, use of many GOLDEN Paints, Gels, Pastes and Aggregates, Pan Pastels, handout, misc. class materials

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

 palette knife, your brush set, paper towels or rags, water container. Many items are available at Runaway Art, our pop-up supply store email christy@runawayart.com to reserve any supplies you need

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