Dates: September 16, 2022
Time: 9:00 to 3:00 pm
Location: Chota Classroom A
Prerequisites: This class is appropriate for beginning as well as experienced artists.
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Size: Min 6 Max 16
Sign-up: Class is full. Contact Martha for the waitlist.
Deadline: September 2, 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 Martha directly to cancel.
Use watercolor and/or acrylics to create a fun and colorful painting of fall leaves. Real leaves will be used for stamping along with wet on wet techniques, negative painting, use of white space and unique color schemes to create a dynamic piece of artwork.
The morning will be focused on creating a colorful leaf painting and the afternoon will be used to explore the option of adding collage and mixed media to a second painting.
Demos along with individual help will encourage everyone in their own artistic expression.
Watercolor and/or acrylic paints, brushes, water container, paper towels and pencil. Two 11×15 inch or larger sheets of 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. I strongly recommend Arches watercolor paper for best results with wet on wet and blending techniques. I will have Arches 140 # watercolor paper available for purchase at the class for $3 / 11 x 15 piece.
Bring a small assortment of collage papers along with any oil pastels, Posca pens, metallic paints, ink pens, etc that you already have on hand.
*** Real Leaves – You will want an assortment of leaves in different shapes and sizes, about 6-8 of each type of leaf. Pick them while they are still green because dried leaves won’t stamp well. Put all leaves in a ziplock bag in the freezer until the day of class to keep them fresh and to avoid mildew. More information on all the painting supplies that I like and
recommend at http://marthakisling.blogspot.com/p/painting-tutorials.html
Biography: Martha Kisling has over thirty years experience painting in the exciting and spontaneous medium of watercolor. She also enjoys experimenting with acrylics, mixed media, collage and batik. She has taught painting classes and workshops while living in Colorado, South Carolina and now Tennessee and enjoys sharing her personal creative discoveries while encouraging students to develop their own artistic expression. Her original artwork has been exhibited in art shows and galleries and is currently being shown at the Rugby Art Gallery in Historic Rugby, TN.
Instructor Website: Martha Kisling Art With Heart
COVID Protocol: Individuals are invited to wear face masks based on their own comfort level.