DATE/TIME: Sat-Sun / July 23-24 / 11am-5pm
One of the true joys of painting with acrylics is the ability to add layer upon layer to create a feeling of depth. Tracy will teach you all the latest methods to achieve the effect you are hoping for. During the first day of this two-day workshop, you will complete a midsize painting using a variety of techniques taught step-by-step by Tracy. You’ll use paint, gels and mediums, along with collage to create layers and textures. A big part of this workshop is gaining experience with acrylic gels and mediums, and learning when to use them for the effect you desire. Tracy demos every step along the way! Specific techniques you will practice are: pushing gels and pastes through stencils to create dynamic textures, and blending colors right on the painting's surface. Tracy will also discuss composition and the importance of building contrast into your work.
On the second day, your painting will be dry enough to literally excavate the layers to reveal what is underneath! The final touch will be to add a layer of glaze onto the surface to enhance the color and luminosity of the paintings.
Tracy's classes are extremely supportive of the creative process. The goal is to give yourself permission to always try new ideas and nurture your desire to keep on painting.
You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill requirements for your class. Artspot's Web Site
You can bring in acrylic paints you already have, but Tracy highly recommend professional artists paints. Avoid “cheap” student grade paints! If you are just getting started, consider Golden Color Theory Set of 8 colors. This is a perfect set to start with and it is the required set for Color Theory if you are thinking you would like to take that class with Tracy in November. (ARTspot also has sets in fluid and mini tubes. Ask staff to help you choose a few basic colors to start with.)
Supports: One or Two rigid surface supports (not canvas):
A variety of Gel Mediums and Molding Pastes.
You can simply use a disposable paper palette or a rectangular (Tupperware type) container to keep your paints from drying out. Tracy uses the Atelier Airtight Peel-Off Palette - it is a sealing palette for acrylics for those who want to keep their paints ready to use for future painting sessions.
Check this out! ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio the day of class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. (To ensure your order is filled, please order as early as possible.) We also have a variety of art supplies relevant to your class here at Cole Art Studio.