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How to Master the Mediums

Sandra Duran Wilson
9:00 - 4:30

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$ 150  


Acrylic painting is a medium that has kept me experimenting for over 30 years. I utilize my background in both experimental science and painting to bring you a wealth of information on acrylic gels, pastes and mediums. This class can transform your painting while saving you money. I will share how all the different acrylic products can make your paint behave like oil, wax or watercolor, while saving on paint costs. You will learn how to create rich textures, amp up your color quotient and work with many of the gels, pastes and hard to pronounce colors, plus we'll have a lot of fun. This class is great for both beginners and advanced painters. You will learn what all of those products can do for your art like how to get your colors to pop using this paste as a mixing white, ways to level the surface for that super smooth glossy finish, create translucent textures and so many tips and tricks for making your paintings soar. I have written five books on acrylic techniques and this is a most requested class. Come explore textures, layers and color glazing to create depth and interest in your art.

Kit fee: $25 Includes all painting surfaces-panels from Ampersand
All gels and pastes from Golden and Liquitex
Specialty papers
Specialty Sprays
Some special paints

Supplies Provided by Teacher
Collage papers
Texture plates and papers

Supply List:
Fluid acrylic paints in an assortment of colors
Stepped handle plastic palette knife
Spray bottle of water
Small spray bottle with rubbing alcohol
Synthetic soft brushes-flat and round
Container for water
Paper towels
Palette paper or styrofoam plates
Wax paper for wrapping up finished work
a heat gun if you have one

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