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*The Art Guild presents A-to-Z Textures and Surfaces Workshop w/Patti Mollica, Sept. 29, 2018
September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm| 125$ – 160$
The A-to-Z Textures and Surfaces Workshop with Patti Mollica
One-Day: Saturday, September 29, 10 am – 4 pm
Please Register by September 1, 2018
Calling all watercolorists, mixed media artists, pastelists, acrylic and oil painters…
Have you ever walked into the art supply store and seen all sorts of new acrylic materials and wondered how to use them or what techniques are possible with them? The answer is…more than you ever imagined!
Join us for hands-on creative experimentation with acrylic textures and grounds that can take your paintings and drawings in many exciting new directions!
In this all inclusive full-day workshop you will experiment with a variety of materials that offer dramatic textural possibilities that can be used with watercolor, pastel, acrylic and even oils. If you are only familiar with working on canvas, paper or hardboard, this workshop will open your eyes to an entirely new world of unique surfaces and textures, pastes, gels and grounds that can push your work in eye-catching new directions.
Don’t miss this opportunity to try an extensive range of unique products. This workshop will introduce you to a world of fresh new ideas and creativity. Artists of all levels and mediums will come away from it with new insights to inspire their creative expressions.
• Learn how to add pizzaz and unique effects to your artistic style, whether it’s contemporary or traditional.
• Learn how to incorporate any dry media into your paintings.
• Experiment with interference and iridescent paints and how to create shimmery glowing passages…
• and more!
Below is a partial list of Golden gels, pastes and grounds that you will experiment with in the workhop:
• Light Molding Paste – very porous, holds textural marks,
• Molding Paste – non-porous, great for sculptural effects with glazes
• Absorbent Ground – also known as “liquid watercolor paper”, and “Watercolorist’s White Out”
• Acrylic Ground for Pastels – toothy surface, great for painting or drawing
• Micaceous Iron Oxide – dark gray and slightly glittery, very gritty, great for pastel
• Glass Bead Gel – tiny beads of glass that give your painting an exotic, shimmery sheen,
• Fine Pumice Gel – toothy surface, perfect for OPEN paints,
• Fiber Paste – looks like handmade paper when dry, very absorbent, great for watercolor effects,
• Crackle Paste – beautiful and unusual cracked surface when dried.
• Coarse Pumice Gel – very absorbent, perfect for adding depth and gritty texture
All levels are welcome, no experience needed! All participants will receive free product samples and a literature packet, including hand-painted color charts.
Students should bring:
– Disposable palette: a disposable wax paper palette 12×16 or white wax freezer paper (grocery store)
– Brushes – a few bristle, a few soft, various sizes
– Any dry media: colored pencils, watercolor sticks, pastel, oil pastels, or graphite. Whatever you have is great- these will be used to experiment with on textured grounds
– Plastic/metal palette knife or equivalent
– Any objects that have an interesting design or shapes if you press them into a paste… i.e. plastic fork, round bottle tops, stencils, etc. We will press these into the pastes and gels to create interesting patterns and textures.
– Paper towels
– Empty box to carry wet acrylic boards
LEARN! • EXPERIMENT! • HAVE FUN! ALL GOLDEN MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED
Presented by Author/Artist Patti Mollica, Certified Golden Paints Educator
Patti Mollica believes that truly great painting is not about the “subject matter,” but rather the way an artist communicates beauty, sensitivity and integrity in whatever is painted. Flowers, gardens and sunsets are no more worthy as painting subjects than a subway station full of weary commuters, or a closeup of an old rundown building with cascading fire escapes. She believes that a painter’s job is to show the viewer the inherant beauty of all subjects and scenes, most especially the ones that are not commonly thought of in an artistic light.
Although she is equally comfortable working in both oils and acrylics, she feels that the new developments in recent years to acrylics make them a perfect vehicle for infinite versatility and personal expression. This is explored and illustrated in depth in her book, Modern Acrylics. She has also recently authored Color Theory and Getting Started in Acrylics, available in art stores worldwide and online at Amazon.com.
For more about Patti, please visit her website: mollicastudio.com
$125 members/$160 non-members