Getting studio ready for next workshop

studioviewfromoutside2016 The past few days I've been cleaning, tidying & organizing the studio for the upcoming advanced workshop - painting in thick layers. There are a few spots open, please or text me at 604-736-5111. Workshop is 3 days: November 25-27, 9-4 each day, located in Central Coquitlam, BC, cost is $ 475 and covers the following:

This is a 3-day hands-on advanced abstract painting workshop with acrylics & mixed media with a focus on experimentation with various liquid and gel acrylic mediums as well as the opportunity to work on your own large abstract painting from start to finish.

– Review the basics of abstract painting: The 3 C’s and The 3 WOW’s. – Dive into the creative process  of building thick and multi-layered works by watching demonstrations and then working a single large piece and on multiple paintings of your own. – Thinking in three dimensions as we build up our surfaces and textures using gel medium, modeling paste, heavy gesso, sand gel, gold mica flakes, and more. – Create intriguing effects by removing paint using hand/electric sanding, scraping, & etching techniques. – Integrating mixed media into your dry acrylic painting such as; collage elements, pencils, Conte, pastels, spray paint, found objects, gold leaf, mirror leaf, and more. – Building tinted translucent glassy-look multi-layer of liquid acrylics with water-based polymer mediums. – Creating clear glossy and glass-like finishes using acrylic water based polymer mediums. – Finishing  & overall integration techniques. – Receive support in final critique and completion of your  painting.

This workshop will allow for lots of painting time, with a focus on the creative process and participants receiving the support the start, process, and complete your own large abstract painting.

Includes workbook & handouts.