Fearless Abstract Painting | STUDIO CLASSES
September 22 - October 27, 2020 (6-weeks)
6 PM- 8 PM
$297 (Most Materials Included)
Paint fearless. Transform your life.
Join professional artist Samantha daSilva as she shares her unique method of painting: Rollers rather than brushes, tables instead of easels, lots of paint and water, canvas manipulation and plaster, salt, sand and wood shavings to create ethereal, textured abstracts.
Let go of fear, silence the inner critic, turn up your intuition & explore your own artistic style in a safe, supportive environment. Have fun!
No previous artistic experience necessary, just an open mind & an open heart.
"The process of creating evolves into ideas."
Deep VS Thin profile canvas
Artist VS Student quality paint
How to Begin
Setting your intention
Toning your canvas
Fearless Abstract Painting Foundational Techniques
Using nature as a starting point
Paint application with a roller
Using water to blend colors
Paper towels to lift & transfer color
Modelling Paste VS Gloss gel
Make your own mediums using salt, sand & sawdust
How to Create Depth in Your Paintings
Glazes VS Washes
Collage & Rubbing Alcohol
How to Varnish Like A Pro
OPTIONAL: November 1
Surfacing: Student Art Show & Sale
- 2 Thin Profile Canvases 18" x 24" each
- 1 Mini Paint Roller
- 2 Mini Paint Roller Foam Inserts
- 5 Acrylic Paint Colors (Black, White, Yellow, Green, Blue & Red)
- 1 Roll of Paper Towel
- Saran Wrap
- 1 Large Spray Bottle
- 1 DAP Spackling Texture Medium 8-oz
- 1 Gel Medium 8-oz
- 1/2 C Salt
- 1/2 C Sawdust
SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED (Please bring the following)
- 1 Table Cover
- 1 Painting Apron (Please wear clothes you don't mind getting paint on - this includes shoes!)
- 1 - 3 Landscape/Nature Photos that inspire you
OPTIONAL (Please bring these items with you if you wish to use them. These items will NOT be provided for you)
- Additional Acrylic Paint Colors, Canvasses & Texture Mediums
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (Please read carefully)
Please arrive on time. We will start promptly at 6 pm. You may show up 10 - 15 mins early to grab your spot & get set up if you like.
The SUPPLIES INCLUDED in your workshop fee are there to use & share for the duration of the workshop. You will NOT take them with you at the end of the day. Your 2 canvases are yours to keep.
This workshop is limited to 6 PARTICIPANTS ONLY & will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Please be aware payment is DUE IN FULL upon registration & we cannot hold spots.
Your canvases may NOT be completely dry by the end of each session. Please ensure that you are prepared to take wet canvases home with you. In order to do this, you may have to use a plastic or painting drop cloth to line the trunk of your car.
Non refundable. If you cannot attend the workshop for any reason, it is your responsibility to recruit a willing participant to buy the workshop from you.