Using the medium and subject of your choice, the instruction in this class will focus on painting techniques and fundamentals that work regardless of medium. Students may work in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel or pen & ink. Jeff will offer occasional demos & lots of personal instruction. Previous experience in drawing or painting is required.
Students will create a unique 12×16 wall hanging of carded and prefelt wool, using the process of wet felting. Each person can make the design their own, or follow Barb’s example, using either the sheep in a pasture or poppies design. Once your creation is complete, soapy water and friction will felt it all together. After the felting is complete and it is dry you will be shown how to stretch it over a canvas. Beginners are welcome! Materials fee $15 payable to instructor.
Students will learn to create functional art in the form of nuno felting. Nuno felting is a wet process of felting wool into a fabric such as silk. This workshop will have the option of doing a more advanced technique using a resist or more advanced embellishments. Barb will bring some samples of advanced designs and everyone can have fun experimenting. Beginners are welcome! $20 materials fee payable to instructor.
Colored pencil is an excellent medium to use for painting portraits due to its versatility, and the fact that – unlike oils – it is neither subject to drying time nor susceptible to cracking, blistering or peeling over time. The technique of blending with a solvent can be used to lay in the major forms and values of the skin tone and hair, then finishing work and details can be added with the point of the pencil. Students who are new to this class will work from a portrait reference that Amy will provide. Students who have taken this class previously can work on a portrait previously started, a different reference that Amy will provide, or a photo reference of their own brought to class.