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Colorado Springs, 2019 - May 28 - June 2, 2019

Ocean City, MD 2019 - October 6 - 10, 2019

Portland, OR 2020 - March 17, 2020 - March 24, 2020

Colorado Springs 2020 - May 25, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Ocean City, MD 2020 - September 25 - October 3, 2020

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Geologic Abstracts

Carol Nelson
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday & Sunday

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$ 320  

Rock formations near my home in Colorado have always inspired me. The colors and textures have found their way into my Geologic Abstract series. Since we can’t stroll through the rocky canyons of Colorado, we will use photos of sidewalk cracks for our inspiration. Your assignment: Look down! You can find amazing patterns that could be used as a geologic abstract painting in cracked sidewalks and driveways. Take cell phone photos and print your favorites.
Let me show you how to develop these photos into beautiful abstract paintings. Because of time constraints, we will paint on watercolor paper, and mount our paintings on cradled wood panels. I will bring reference photos.
Materials Fee paid directly to instructor at beginning of class $10 which includes:
Air dry clay
Rocks, sand, shells
Gloss medium, Molding paste, and texture compounds to share

Supply list for students to bring:
Golden Fluid Acrylics (my favorite colors are on my website).
1 or 2 cradled wood panels – 10x10 or 9x12 ONLY! We will mount our paintings on wood panels for a beautiful finished look.
Several 11x14 sheets of 140 lb cold press watercolor paper - Artists Loft w/c pads from Michaels are OK.
Golden Regular Gel medium, gloss or matte
Short Handled Nylon Brushes (3/4 inch flat, #6, and #2) suitable for w/c and acrylic
Pencil and eraser
Spray water bottle, paper towels, palette, small palette knife, scissors, ruler, exacto knife (optional)







Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. To order supplies, contact Maria Ralaigh


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