FEARLESS ABSTRACT PAINTING
Saturday, July 24 & Sunday, July 25, 2021
10 AM - 2 PM MST (30 min lunch break included)
Participants are encouraged to join via Zoom @9:50 MST
$197 (Supplies Not Included)
Online via Zoom (requires student to download free Zoom application)
Levels: All Levels
Play, experiment, have fun! Explore spontaneous creation with emphasis on “no rules!”.
Join professional artist Samantha daSilva as she shares her unorthodox 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.
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: 6 Questions to Help You Paint Fearless, Compassionate Critiques, How to tell your painting is finished, and so much more!
Everyone is considered a beginner. No previous artistic experience necessary, just an open mind and an open heart.
"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
Gel VS Plaster
Make your own mediums using salt, sand & sawdust
6. Varnish Like a Pro
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (Please read carefully)
Please arrive on time. We will start promptly at 10 am.
We will break from 12:30 - 1:00 PM for lunch.
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. Thank you for your understanding.