DATE/TIME: Saturday / April 15 / 11-5pm
REGISTRATION: Call in, come in, or register online. Scroll to the bottom for online registration. 425.697.2787
LOCATION: Cole Art Studio, located on the lower level of Cole Gallery. 107 5th Ave S, Edmonds WA 98020
This is a dynamic class and will give you some fresh new ways to approach working in acrylics! Students have a blast learning and having fun in Tracy’s Contemporary Acrylics classes!
One of the true joys of painting with acrylics is the ability to add layer upon layer to create a feeling of depth. Acrylics are the perfect medium to add in interesting collage papers, which, depending on when you place them into the painting, will either peek through here and there, or add an interesting focal point at the end as a final touch. But we won’t stop there. Add in a variety of 3-D objects like jewelry findings, small ceramic bits, fabric, or even small stones and finish your painting with resin, creating the look of poured glass!
For this class, we will complete a contemporary style midsize painting in one day starting with sketching out either a face or a vase (Tracy will walk you through it step by step!) then adding collage and paint. You can also choose to do a non-representational abstract if you wish, like the vibrant leafy shapes in the example shown.
You will gain an understanding of opaque paints vs transparent paints, and how and when to choose one over the other. Tracy will also give tips on choosing a harmonious color combination.
This class is a good choice for beginners, as Tracy demonstrates every step so you can see how to handle the paints and the tools. It is also a great class for more experienced painters who are needing some new techniques. It is a fun painting day for all!
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
From Tracy: "I ENCOURAGE experimentation, so a variety of supplies is welcome. I advise you to use artist quality paints - I use Golden paints as the pigments are pure and bright. You cannot get a good result with student grade paints. How can you tell the difference? Student grade paints will all be priced the same as there is less pigment and “fillers” to even out the prices. It is the fillers that make the colors anemic and easily muddy. Artist grade paints are priced by “Series Number” and the prices reflect the value of the pigment. The only thing in artist grade paints are pure pigments and the binder that holds it together. It’s all about pigment!!"
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 before your class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. Note: To ensure your order can be filled, please order as early as possible.