Dates: November 14, 2022
Time: 9:00 to 3:00 pm
Location: Chota Classroom A
Contact Information: email@example.com
Class Size: Min 6 Max 16
Sign-up: Registration is closed. Contact Martha directly to see if you can be added to the class.
Deadline: October 30, 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. To cancel, fill out the class refund request form.
Class Content: Have fun exploring different mixed media techniques to add color, texture and design interest to a photograph while creating an exciting, finished piece of artwork. Starting with a photo for the focal point (bicycle, old window, flowers, barn, lighthouse, etc.) use acrylic paint along with collage, stenciling, stamping, scraping, spattering and other media to integrate the image into a cohesive composition. At least two different pieces will be worked on.
Demonstrations along with individual instruction will encourage everyone to explore their own artistic expression
Supply List: Acrylic paints, brushes, water container, paper towels and pencil.
White gesso, matte medium, white glue, old brush.
2 or 3 – 12×12 inch canvases or you can work on 300 lb watercolor paper.
Photos – You will need a photo image for the focal point of each finished piece so bring several to choose from.
Photos can be of anything that interests you – a bicycle, old window, flower, barn, doorway, lighthouse, tree, sailboat, etc. They should be a size that will fit on your 12×12 inch canvas or paper with some room left around them (like my examples).
Images can be from a magazine or printed on sturdy paper or light cardstock. It is a good idea to spray them with a fixative if you can. Collage papers you already have on hand – hand painted papers, patterned tissue paper, scrapbook paper, old book pages, rice papers, white tissue paper. Any stamps and stencils you already have.
Any mixed media you have – alcohol inks, oil pastels, posca pens, spray inks, stabilo pencil, etc.
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: marthakisling.blogspot.com
COVID Protocol: Individuals are invited to wear face masks based on their own comfort level.