Fearless Abstract Painting | DISTRESSED MIXED MEDIA
October 17 & 18, 2020
10 AM - 4 PM
$297 (Most Supplies Included)
Paint fearless. Transform your life.
Incorporates collage, newspapers & paint scrapers to create simulated marks of age & wear.
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.
WORKSHOP OUTLINE | 2-days
"The process of creating evolves into ideas."
2. Materials Overview
Deep VS Thin profile canvas
Artist VS Student quality paint
3. How to Begin
Setting your intention
Toning your canvas
4. 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
How to make your own mediums using salt, sand & sawdust
Incorporate collage, newspapers & paint scrapers to create simulated marks of age & wear
6. How to Create Depth in Your Paintings
Glazes VS Washes
7. Varnishing Like a Pro
- 2 Thin Profile Canvases 24" x 30" each
- 1 Mini Paint Roller
- 2 Mini Paint Roller Foam Inserts
- 5 Paint Colors (Black, White, Yellow, Green, Blue & Red)
- Paper Towels
- Saran Wrap
- 1 Large Spray Bottle
- 1 DAP Spackling Texture Medium 8-oz
- Salt 1/2 C
- Sawdust 1/2 C
- Paint Scraper
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)
- 1 Bag Lunch
- Any Additional Acrylic Paint Colors
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (Please read carefully)
Please arrive on time. We will start promptly at 10 am. You may show up 10 - 15 mins early to grab your spot & get set up if you like.
We will break from 12 - 12:45 for lunch. You may bring a bag lunch & eat at the studio or buy a lunch off premises.
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 the workshop. 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.