DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 13, 11am-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 98020
One of the true joys of painting with acrylics is the ability to add layer upon layer to create a feeling of depth: both visually and of meaning. 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.
For this class, we will complete a contemporary style midsize painting in one day starting with mark making (you will learn what that is and why it is such a great way to begin a painting!) then adding collage and paint. You will gain an understanding of opaque paints vs transparent paints, and how and when to choose one over the other. We will also touch on composition and the importance of contrast.
A good choice for beginners, Tracy will demonstrate 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, particularly if you find your paintings often get “too busy.” The techniques in this class are helpful to reigning a painting back in.
This is a dynamic workshop and will give you some fresh new ways to approach working in acrylics!
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. Questions or info about these supplies? Feel free to email Tracy at ARTspotEdmonds@gmail.com. Any one of our ARTspot staff members would be happy to answer questions and/or set aside what you need so you are all ready for class. 425-640-6408.
From Tracy: I ENCOURAGE experimentation, so a variety of supplies is welcome. I strongly encourage 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!
A selection of Acrylic artist quality paints. Avoid “cheap” student grade paints! [See above note from Tracy.] If you are just getting started, my best recommendation is: Golden Color Theory Set of 8 colors. A perfect set to start with. Required for Color Theory if you are interested in taking that class with Tracy later on in November. (We also have sets in fluid and mini tubes.)
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.