Embrace Life.jpg Horizontal TabsDescription Join visual artist Jessica Kovan for this one-day workshop and discover how acrylic paint and mixed media can be used to effectively create layers and textures in your painting. Sunday, October 8, 2017 Registration Fee: $85 *K-12 Educators: Earn 6 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop. This course is now closed. Join visual artist Jessica Kovan for this one-day workshop and discover how acrylic paint and mixed media can be used to effectively create layers and textures in your painting. By learning how to build layers gradually, students will discover how to achieve complexity and mystery in their work, whether their subject matter is objective or non-objective. In addition to exploring layering and depth, the class will emphasize a wide variety of techniques including how basic color harmonies and simple design can strengthen your approach. The primary focus of the workshop will be on gaining both new skills and a sense of freedom and spontaneity in your work. All skill levels are welcome. Faculty Jessica Kovan Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Supplies Students please bring: Acrylic brushes of your choice, the larger the better (Instructor prefers to have a flat #12 and a flat #4 on hand. Also a scrubber brush (Creative Mark #4) to blend paints on the canvas. Old/cheap brushes (wide brushes at least 1” and 2") that can be abused with glue Acrylic paint: one warm and one cool of each of the primary colors, plus black and white, in a professional quality paint. Instructor’s preferred brand is Golden. Suggested colors: Blue: Ultramarine and Pthalo Red: Alizarin Crimson Cadmium Red Light Cadmium Yellow Light Cadmium Yellow Dark Black, White If you have other favorite colors, bring them! 1 or 2 cradled wood painting panels or canvases (any size - instructor will be working on 10” x 10”) Reference photographs to work from, if desired. Collage materials - for those wish to incorporate this technique: 2 or 3 sheets of 9” x 12” watercolor paper (any weight is fine--it will be cut up in class) White artist tissue paper Colored tissue papers (if you have made any in previous classes – bring them!), old paintings, newspapers/magazines, old holiday cards, books, diaries, poetry, musical scores, rice paper, lace, paper doilies, old stamps, letters, receipts, maps, craft paper, postcards, etc. Ways to embellish and make marks: Stamps and stencils of your choice, expired credit card or gift card for scraping paint, old toothbrush for spattering paint Extras (if you have them): White gel pen Charcoal pencils Watercolor crayons Cotton swabs (Q-tips) Please also be sure to bring with you any favorite quotes, poems, or sayings for inspiration.