Paint Splash: Contemporary Acrylics
w/ Tracy Felix

Date/Time: Saturday / August 12 / 11-5 pm

Cost: $150

Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787

Location: Cole Art Studio located on the lower level of Cole Gallery. 107 5th Ave. S., Edmonds 98020

Description:
Paint Splash is the once a year summer workshop designed around water-media techniques to create loose, free and full-of-life paintings.

This class is great for experimenting... discover new effects and ways to handle paints. The wet flowing nature of acrylics can mimic watercolor paints, but so much more! We can drizzle, create resists, squirt, pour, splatter and manipulate wet paints in so many interesting ways.

We will set one painting out in the sun to dry and keep on painting, rotating our canvases to take advantage of the sun. This is a great class to practice painting in series, so plan on bringing at least two canvases so you can paint on one while the other is drying.

A great play date for anyone interested in adding some new ideas to their process of making art. You will love the way pigment travels and blossoms with wet-on-wet techniques.

Supply List:

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.

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. Call 425-640-6408 or email at ARTspotEdmonds@gmail.com.

Tracy encourages experimentation, so a variety of supplies is welcome in all her workshops.

Palette:

  • You can use a rectangular Tupperware type container with lid or can purchase a sealing palette. Tracy uses the Artelier Airtight Peel-Off Palette as it keeps the paint from drying out between painting sessions.

Painting Supports: Required to have at least two of the following:

  • 11x14, 16x20s or similar size stretched canvas
  • 300 lb watercolor paper stretched onto Gatorboard or similar backing can also be used.  (Most students opt for the stretched canvas.)

Paints: Tracy strongly encourages you to use artist quality paints - she uses Golden paints as the pigments are pure and bright. The following are required:

  • Assortment of Golden Acrylic Heavy body tube, Fluid Acrylic Paints, or High Flow Acrylics

Additional Pigments:

  • 2-3 Inktense Color Pencils
  • Any other water-soluble graphite pencils, color pencils, crayons or water-soluble pastels you have or would like to try. Ask ARTspot staff to show you the variety of these products.

Mediums:

  • Required:  Soft or Pourable Acrylic Gel Medium - your choice of glossy or matte.  Use this to collage, or stretch out the coverage of your paints.
  • Optional: Acrylic Heavy Gel Medium – your choice of glossy or matte
  • Optional: add molding paste if you want to add stenciling texture effects

Brushes:

  • Variety of ACRYLIC Bristol and/or synthetic Brushes - be sure to bring large size brushes!
  • One flat sided metal palette knife

Optional to bring:

  • One Jacquard Mica Powder color of your choiceif you would like to add metallic sheen to the colors you are splashing!
  • The Crafters Workshop "TCW" (or similar plastic) Stencils
  • sharpie marker
  • spray water bottle
  • paper towels
  • apron or old shirt

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.