Upcoming workshop - Hot Springs Village, Arkansas Oct. 19-22, 2015

Yikes. Do to a posting mix up, none of the info for my workshop in Arkansas was on either my website or the hosting organization's website. As a result, there are still openings. Cost for this 4 day intensive workshop is $450.

 "Abstract Mixed Media and Collage" In this abstract mixed media workshop, Colorado mixed media artist Carol Nelson will demonstrate a variety of techniques she uses in creating her geologic abstracts, abstracted tree paintings, and mixed media collage paintings. You will learn how to prepare and use tyvek, rusted iron paint, embossed foils, acrylic skins, stencils, marbleized paper, and torched origami foils.

Carol will demonstrate epoxy resin application. She will discuss the importance of composition in abstract work. You will learn about various adhesives, methods of presentation for finished work that will not need frames, and money saving substitutes for some expensive art materials. Carol will bring a large variety of materials for class use. There will be a $10/person materials fee for tyvek, red rosin paper, iron paint and activator, foils, YES paste, and a large selection of specialty papers.

 Carol is a certified Golden Art Educator, and uses Golden Fluid Acrylic paints. She strongly recommends that students bring Golden Fluids, although any acrylic paints can be used. Golden Fluids are so concentrated, the 1 oz size bottle will last a long time. Carol's three must have favorite colors are Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Turquoise (Phthalo), and Quinacridone Magenta (plus Titanium White and Carbon Black.) She will also bring some other Golden paints and mediums for the class to try.

 Supply list:

 Golden Fluid Acrylic Paints Polymer medium, gloss and/or matte

 Gel medium, soft or regular, gloss or matte

 DAP Custom Patch or DAP Patch ‘n Paint - available at Home Depot in  the paint dept, OR molding paste

Plastic sheet protectors (Office Max, Walmart)

Shaving cream aerosol can (not gel)


Wood panels preferred, but stretched canvas is OK.

Home Depot has 1/4 inch MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard available in 2x4 foot sheets that they will cut for you at no charge.

Please keep sizes in the range of 6x6, 8x8, 10x10, 8x10, 6x12, etc. Lots of materials are used in each painting, and if everyone shows up with larger panels, we will run out of materials.

Unprimed wood panels should be gessoed before class. Please observe size limitations.

Any collage ephemera you may have.

The usual stuff - brushes suitable for acrylic and w/c, water container, hair dryer, palette knives, paper towels, scissors, pencil, palette, spray water bottle (old hair spray bottles are the best), spray alcohol bottle (optional).

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