NOTE: This class is full. There is a repeat offering of this class on July 19, 2022. Scroll down the class postings to find the July 19, 2022 class in order to register.
Dates: June 17, 2022
Time: 10:00 to 4:00pm
Location: Chota Classroom A
Prerequisites: None. Class is appropriate for beginner and intermediate levels.
Contact Information: info@GracehillArt.com
Class Size: Min 8 Max 12
Sign-up: This class is full. Please contact Kathy directly to see if you can be added.
Deadline: June 3, 2022
Cancellation Policy: Participants may cancel up to 14 days prior to the start of the class for a full refund. There will be no refunds within 14 days of the class unless spot can be filled from wait list. Contact Kathy directly to cancel.
This class is about creating Landscape Paintings with Alcohol Inks. A second class will be offered Friday, July 29, 2022 and is about creating Floral Paintings and Glass Ornaments w/Alcohol Inks which can be taken together or individually. An outline of the class content will be distributed at the beginning of each class.
In class, we’ll talk about the different substrates that can be used, how to preserve your work, the pros and cons of the different weights of Yupo Paper, and the best ways to purchase the paper depending on your needs. (Not necessarily in a pad!)
Kathy will bring sample paintings to show various techniques, and do a few demos during the day. Set-ups of needed equipment for each individual in the class will be provided. Other equipment used to create different effects like an air compressor will be available for you to try. There will be a small selection of colors at each individual’s desk as well as over a 100 additional colors you may select from my supply of inks to personalize your work. There will be a color chart to facilitate choosing colors that appeal to you. We will be completing 4 to 5 paintings in a range of sizes which, if time allows, will be coated with several coats of spray varnish to protect and preserve your artwork.
Bring a lunch and drinks, dessert will be provided.
Supply List: All essential supplies will be provided. Kathy will have a selection of inexpensive “Clip Art Glass Frames,” to purchase should you like your artwork well enough that you want to hang it on your wall! These will be available at wholesale cost and can be purchased at class completion.
Biography: I’ve been self-employed for most of my working career and have oil painted for about 45 of them. When Covid made its entrance, I closed my Townsend bed and breakfast for a couple of months and decided to try something new. In fifty-eight days I wove twenty-four baskets and finished seven oil paintings. Then I decided to give my shoulder a rest from both weaving and wielding a long brush and started creating alcohol ink paintings. When my B&B opened back up and I quickly sold the artwork I had created, I sold the B&B and started a new full time career! What I love about alcohol inks is the vibrancy of the color and the utter spontaneity. For the most part I rarely use a brush. Along with selling my artwork on my website, I have fourteen shows scheduled this year and am currently building an art gallery, Gracehill Fine Art and Basketry, in Townsend, TN.
I have been honored with the following recognition and awards:
- 2021, Award of Merit, Arrowmont’s Sevier County 20th Biennial Art Exhibition
- 2022, Inclusion into Arts in the Airport, Arts Cultural Alliance
- 2022, Inclusion Dogwood to Kudzu, Handweavers Guild of America Convergence Show Knoxville
- 2022, Award of Merit, TN Craft, 51st Annual Spring Fair, Emerging Makers Tent
Instructor Website: https://gracehillart.com
COVID Protocol: Individuals are invited to wear face masks based on their own comfort level.