Experiments in Mixed Media
4 day workshop
This workshop will feature a series of projects, one per day, in which we will explore different mixed media techniques Carol uses in her paintings. We’ll be doing some wild and crazy stuff that is SURE to ruffle your muse and stretch you as an artist. Students can expect to complete one or more paintings per day.
Carol’s approach to mixed media works for both realism and abstraction. You will learn about a variety of materials and techniques such as use and preparation of tyvek, metals and metal foils, rusted iron paint, repurposing old paintings, making your own unique collage papers, and some inexpensive substitutes for high priced art materials.
Carol will also discuss abstract composition and color theory, various kinds of supports, how to attach various collage elements, and presentation options for a finished piece.
This is a tentative list of topics/techniques to be explored:
Day 1 - effortless abstracts using foam plate paintings mounted on textured MDF or gessobord.
Day 2 - geologic abstracts with metals and mixed media including tyvek and foils.
Day 3 - mixed media abstracted tree paintings.
Day 4 - making your own altered papers and torn paper collage.
The first two days you will create nonrepresentational abstract work.
The last two days are more representational, but with a mixed media approach.
May 6-9, 2013, Lacombe, LA
(north of New Orleans) $350
• Polymer medium – Carol uses Liquitex gloss medium and varnish
• Spray water bottle, brushes, hair dryer, scissors, water container, palette for mixing, small jar of gesso, small palette knife, plastic kitchen trash bag, paper towels black Sharpie or India Ink pen
COST: $350 per person (plus a $10 fee for additional materials provided by Carol Nelson, payable on the first day of the workshop).
DEPOSIT: A deposit of $100 is required to reserve your workshop space. Your balance in full must be paid by April 1, 2013.
REFUNDS: Deposits and tuition are non-refundable unless another student can be found to take your space.
Please make checks or money orders payable to NSUUS.
The Workshop location is 28662 Krentel Road, Lacombe, LA, the home of North Shore UU.It is located less than a mile northwest of the intersection of Interstate 12 and Highway 434 (exit 74), in Lacombe, midway between Covington and Slidell.
Click here for a supply list and more information on my website.