Acrylics without a Brush
Date: March 23 and 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
Cost:$130.00 Instructor: Wes Hanson
Apply acrylics using painting tools and application methods that stress innovation and experimentation. During the first day we will become familiar with the tools and applying paint to a realistic subject. On the second day we will use the tools and application methods to paint abstract designs.
Instructor Wes Hanson is a member of the American Watercolor Society. He has painted using watercolors and other mediums for 40 years and has taught at the Artisan Barn numerous times. He also teaches drawing and painting classes for Spokane Art Supply and North Idaho College. He has taught workshops for the Coeur dʼAlene Art Association and Palouse Watercolor Socius and put on many one-person shows. Wes emphasizes learning drawing and painting fundamentals. Having mastered basic skills, an artist can paint traditionally or experimentally.
Materials to be supplied by students:
Subject Reference Materials: Bring photographs of subjects that interest you and old magazines.
Drawing Materials: A No. 2 school pencil, eraser, and 8.5 by 11 sketchbook.
Paper: One-full sheet (30 by 40 inch) medium or heavyweight illustration board.
Supplies and Tools
1) a 1-inch synthetic flat watercolor brush and a No. 8, 10, or 12 round synthetic watercolor brush;
2) illustration board;
3) tubes of bright yellow, red and blue acrylic colors as well as white and other colors (Do not bring Golden’s Open Acrylics, which take too long to dry.);
4) sealable plastic jars for diluting and pouring colors;
5) old mat board, cardboard, newspapers and rags;
6) a rubber brayer and foam roller;
7) a synthetic (cellulose) kitchen sponge;
8) a plastic ruler or credit card;
9) a spray bottle, toothbrush and eye dropper for spattering, spraying, stippling, and dripping;
10) palette knife;
11) a hair dryer if you have one.
Palette: A large white plastic or porcelain dinner plate, or white butcher paper, or a butcher tray. Water Container: A wide-mouth container that holds at least a quart of water. One-Inch Masking Tape. Stout Plastic Gloves. An Apron. Paper Towels. A Plastic Tablecloth.