Tuesday, Wednesday; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 27th - June 28th, 2017
Tuition: SAM members $155; non-members $170 - 1 week
This two-day workshop will introduce watermedia artists of all levels to working with inks or acrylics along with collage to complete beautiful and colorful works of art. Participants will dye and stain art tissue or rice papers and then incorporate them into their current work. They may choose to develop their work into mixed media paintings or collage their papers onto three dimensional objects, or combine collage with writing. The focus is on experimentation, color and design. This workshop lends itself to those already working in watercolor or acrylic and will expose students to new ways of thinking and expand artistic possibilities.Students can also work completely in collage, without painting, so this class is open to non-painters too. Most materials will be provided and are included in the class fee.
Please bring reference photos with simple compositions.
Students who want to incorporate painting with collage should bring their brushes and acrylic paints (preferably fluid acrylics). Brushes should include a 3/4” or 1” wide soft flat and a 1/2” flat, and a couple of mid-size rounds. Watercolor type brushes are best, but don’t use expensive red sable WC brushes for acrylics. Instructor likes Golden Fleece brushes from Cheap Joes.
Optional materials include:
• Rice papers (white or off-white), other papers including drawings, letters, papers with text, etc.
• Panels or matboard will be provided for mounting, but artists may bring canvas or other surfaces if desired.
Some fluid acrylics will be provided, but if you have favorite colors, etc., please bring them. I suggest either Golden fluid acrylics, or Liquitex Soft Body acrylics.
SAM is funded in part by the Chapman Cultural Center, INC and its donors, the County and City of Spartanburg, and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from The National Endowment for the Arts.