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Playing with Water Media: Creating Dramatic Textures


Saturday, July 22     10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor Jan Fraser.

Beginners welcome! More experienced watercolour or acrylic painters will find further inspiration. Participants will make small, imaginative textural landscape images by experimenting with gels, modeling paste, and other materials that work to give texture to acrylic or watercolour. Uses of mediums, gels, & pastes will be demonstrated, as well as techniques to achieve crackled surfaces. The instructor will give assistance and tips for sketching compositions. Concepts of proportion, foreground & background will be discussed. Participants will create a couple of small exploratory works in the morning and a finished painting in the afternoon.

Participants receive a 20% discount on these supplies.

Supports for acrylic painters:

  • 2 8x10” canvas boards
  • 1 9x12” or 11x14” canvas board, stretched canvas, or gessoed panel

Supports for watercolour painters:

  • 1 sheet 300 lb rough Watercolour paper, Fabriano, Arches, or Indigo; divide the sheet in half and divide one half again so you have 1 ½ sheet and 2   ¼ sheets

Brushes: 1 small flat, 1 medium flat, any other brushes you like to use

Paint: Basic yellow, red, & blue in either acrylic or watercolour

Bring other colours you like to use (optional)

Additional supplies:  small sketchbook     pencil    masking tape     small plastic palette     white glue

If you have a hair dryer you want to use in class, bring it.

About the Instructor Jan Fraser, a very popular instructor, has been an artist and educator for many years. She has taught art at the community level and with Edmonton Public Schools. Her atmospheric work celebrates the prairie landscape. Her work is in many collections, and she has had many exhibitions