Fearless Mixed Media Workshop incorporates collage, plaster and paint scrapers to create "distressed" surface textures using daSilva's unorthodox painting techniques.
Course Outline | 2-days
1. Why is there so much fear in art? 2. Philosophy: "The process of creating evolves into ideas." 3. Why & How to Tone Your Canvas 4. Fearless Abstract Painting Foundational Techniques: Using nature as a starting point, paint application with a roller, color blending, canvas manipulation & paper towel lifts 5. Texture Building & Making Your Own Mediums: Gel Medium, Modeling Paste & Plaster 6. Using print material, plaster & a paint scraper to create distressed surfaces 7. Translucent Layering 8. Varnishing Like a Pro
In addition, heart-centered discussions will be offered to assist you to let go of fear, silence the inner critic, turn up your intuition & explore your own artistic style in a safe, supportive environment including: What will make painting easier?, Compassionate Critiques, How to tell your painting is finished, and so much more!