Friday, Oct 18, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM

Abstract Painting Adventure with Color


WORKSHOP DATES: 10/18/19 10:30am- 4:30pm and10/19/19 10:30am- 4:30pm In this TWO-DAY workshop, we’ll explore different ways to create vibrant and expressive abstract paintings using acrylic paints, gels and pastes. Color essentials and harmonies will be covered with hands-on experiences to enhance your knowledge and confidence when painting. Additionally, we’ll learn how to exploit the characteristics of High Flow, Fluid, and Heavy Body acrylics for maximum effect. Abstract painting explorations will begin with creating a series of small works (approximately 5x7”) on heavy paper using a spontaneous approach with creative prompts, mark making, and working with limited palettes. These will serve as stand-alone small art works or as warm-ups. They will be a springboard to working on two larger cradled wood panels or canvas (16x20”). This is a great workshop for beginning and intermediate levels. The focus will be on exploration and enjoyment of the painting process. Fresh ideas will open up possibilities that will expand your personal artistic vocabulary. 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 process to take home to complete. Participants can email me for up to 2 weeks after the workshop with questions about their artwork. Taking an art workshop is a great investment in your artistic and personal development. 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 MATERIALS LIST 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. GOLDEN brand paints, gels and pastes are what I use most often. They are a high quality Professional Grade product. Sets of acrylic paints are often recommended in my supply list for their value, range of colors and ease of purchase. Other paint brands will also 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). There are others as well. I’ve listed small sizes because they are portable but if you already have these materials in a different size please bring them. Please don’t substitute other brands when marked with an **. Additional paint, paper, brushes, drawing supplies, other tools, and incidental supplies will be provided as part of the workshop fee. 8 oz. OR 16 oz. size, Acrylic Gesso-White, I use Liquitex 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 and as a white for mixing colors and more ** 8 oz. GOLDEN Light Molding Paste ** 8 oz. GOLDEN Regular Gel Gloss GOLDEN PROFESSIONAL FLUID ACRYLIC SET of 10 OR 1 oz. bottles or larger of GOLDEN Fluid Acrylics in the following colors: Benzimadozolone Yellow Light or Medium OR Hansa Light or Medium Quinacridone Magenta Napthol Red Light or Pyrrole Red Phthalo Blue (Red or Green Shade) Turquois (Phthalo) Optional Colors: Anthraquinone Blue, Teal, Vat Orange, Green Gold, Iridescent colors 5. Quantity 2, 16x20x1.5” OR 16x20x.7/8” Unprimed Cradled Birch, Basswood or other Wood Panels, brands include Art Alternatives, Ampersand, Da Vinci and others. OR primed canvas of the same size. 6. Quantity 2-3, Plastic Palette knives OR a Set that includes offset spatula style or trowel style, for mixing paints and more. Brands include Loews Cornell, Creative Mark and others, very inexpensive and sometimes sold in sets which are handy to have. 7. OPTIONAL SUPPLY, some colors will be provided ** GOLDEN HIGH FLOW ACRYLICS Set of 10, (NOT the Drawing or Transparent) OR if you already have High Flow Acrylics any/all of the following: Benzimadazolone Yellow OR Hansa Yellow Quinacridone Magenta Phthalo Blue Anthraquinone Blue, Teal, Vat Orange, Green Gold, Iridescents colors * 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 other additional information. Please make sure to read the email. :) FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Minimum Age: 18 How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please email . What's the refund policy? If you need to cancel, please note the following: 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.