Friday, Jun 21, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM

Abstract Floral Painting


WORKSHOP DATES: Friday, June 21, 10:30AM- 4:30PM & Saturday, June 22 10:30AM- 4:30PM In this TWO-DAY workshop we’ll explore imaginative and colorful mixed media painting that combines abstract painting with a floral theme. Using acrylic paints, gels, pastes, collage and image transfer in a layered process, will open avenues for creative expression. Image transfers will be done from laser prints provided or you may bring a few of your own. A personal response and an enjoyment of the painting process is the focus. This workshop is for you if you are just beginning your painting journey, or if you’re a more experienced artist and want to explore new ideas. We’ll prepare two 11x14” cradled wood panels with gesso, pastes and gels. A base layer of bold color and loose, painterly marks will start the process. Then we’ll add several layers using, stencils, rubbing plates, collage, image transfer and various painting and simple drawing techniques. Experimentation with sanding down layers to reveal what’s underneath will also be part of the mix. There will be plenty of guidance and examples of how to compose your artwork, how to work with color, and demonstration of painting, drawing and collage techniques. Depending on your experience level and your work habits, you may finish your pieces during the workshop. Or, you may have several good starts that will be works in progress to take home to complete. Participants can email me for up to 2 weeks after the workshop with questions about their in process work. Day One: Introductions to materials, overview of the painting process, preparation of the surfaces with mediums, pastes and gels, create image transfers and collage materials, beginning painted layers Day Two: Painting warm ups, adding layers, demonstration of collage process, demonstration of painting techniques, finishing techniques Taking an art workshop is a great investment in your creative development no matter your level. This workshop is chock full of information and inspiration! As a certified GOLDEN Artist Educator, I’ll offer many tips and techniques to help you make the most of your acrylic paints. Demonstrations, time to work, one-on-one help, and art examples for inspiration are all geared to help enhance and refine your art making skills and process. #metairiela #louisianaartist #neworleansartist #abstractart #abstractflorals #acrylicpainting #artclass #artworkshop SUPPLY LIST Materials included in the workshop fee include some GOLDEN acrylic paints, pastes and gels, GAC 100, black gesso, paper, materials for collage. Brushes, stencils, water containers, and other incidentals are also included for your use. ** If you have a stencil or two that you’d like to work with please bring it. PLEASE READ THE SUPPLY LIST BELOW CAREFULLY. You’ll waste valuable time and money if you buy the wrong supplies. Email me,, if you have questions. Please purchase ahead of time. I primarily work with GOLDEN brand paints. They are a high quality Professional Grade paint with a high pigment load and great color. Sets of acrylic paints are often recommended for their value, range of colors and ease of purchase. Other paint brands will work as long as they are Artist Quality paints. No craft paints please. Other quality brands that I have familiarity with include Holbein and Liquitex (not Basics). Please don’t substitute other brands when marked with an **. 8 oz. OR 16 oz. size, Acrylic Gesso-White, I use Liquitex brand for its consistency and the container is easy to use, but, other artist quality brands are fine …. please note that we’ll use this to prepare our painting supports, as a white for mixing colors and more Quantity 2, 11x14x1.5 or 11x14x.7/8” Unprimed Cradled Birch or Wood Panels, brands include Art Alternatives, Ampersand, Da Vinci and others. NO CANVAS. We are going to work with Crackle Paste which requires a rigid surface for stability. ** 8 oz. jar GOLDEN Soft Gel Matte ** 8 oz. jar GOLDEN Crackle Paste GOLDEN Professional Fluid Acrylic Set of 10 OR 1 oz. bottles of GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics in the following colors: Napthol Red Light or Pyrrole Red Phthalo Blue (Red or Green Shade) Turquois (Phthalo) Benzimidazolone Yellow, Light or Medium Quinacridone Magenta OPTIONAL: Teal, Ultramarine Blue, Vat Orange Quantity 2-3, Plastic Palette knives, offset spatula style or trowel style, for mixing paints. Brands include, Loews Cornell, Creative Mark and others, very inexpensive and sometimes sold in sets of 5 or so which are handy to have. OPTIONAL SUPPLY, some colors will be provided ) ** GOLDEN High Flow Acrylic Set of 10 (not Drawing or Transparent), OR if you already have High Flow Acrylics: Benzimadazolone Yellow OR Hansa Yellow Quinacridone Magenta Phthalo Blue * Please bring lunch, snacks and beverage. A ½ hour lunch break is scheduled. There is a refrigerator to store your food. You’ll also need an apron or old shirt to protect your clothing and something for notetaking if you desire. You'll receive an email one week prior to the workshop with logistics (parking, etc.), workshop reminders and any other additional information. Please make sure to read the email. :) FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? 18+ yrs How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Email You'll receive a response within a day. What's the refund policy? Full Refund for cancellation 30 days before workshop only. After that no refund given but an alternate may be sent in your place. If the instructor needs to cancel for any reason, a full refund will be issued.