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VIRTUAL - Exploring Abstracts in Acrylics and Mixed Media

  • October 28, 2021
  • November 18, 2021
  • 4 sessions
  • October 28, 2021, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (CDT)
  • November 04, 2021, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (CDT)
  • November 11, 2021, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (CST)
  • November 18, 2021, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (CST)
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VIRTUAL - Exploring Abstracts in Acrylics and Mixed Media: In Route to Self-Discovery

Susan Giannantonio

Four Thursday afternoons

October 28, November 4, 11, 18

1:00-3:00pm Central Time

$120 members/$160 non-members

Non-objective and abstract, intuitive painting.  We will begin with a demo of how to prepare surfaces (i.e. gesso application), set up an acrylic palette and look at types of substrates (paper, canvas, board, even old paintings!)  Through progressive assignments, experience many ways of putting marks and paint onto surfaces with exercises to help the artist loosen up and play. The object is: 1) discover styles, marks, colors that YOU love and 2) make note of those discoveries as you evolve your own style. 

Level: Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Supply List:

  • Sketchbook, approx. 9 x 12”. I use Arteza Watercolor Sketchbooks from Amazon
  • Gesso
  • Old paintings or large sheets of 90 lb or heavier paper to gesso
  • Large gesso brush (may be cheap hardware brush) 2” or larger
  • Drafting tape 1” or 2”  (I prefer tan or white)
  • Stay wet palette OR a tray, parchment or deli paper, a towel or shop towels
  • You may use acrylics that are fluid, heavy body, or ink or a combination
  • At least 2 yellows, 2 reds and 2 blues
  • White acrylic or you can substitute gesso
  • Black acrylic or gesso
  • A variety of markers, oil pastels, pencils, charcoal, paint crayons, Crayola crayons, whatever you have on hand
  • Putty knife, stick, old credit card, palette knife
  • Collage material/ephemera
  • Matte, gloss or gel medium

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