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October Theme - FUN with Metallics, Irridescents and Aging

Friday, September 29, 2023

Hello Creatives!

Thank you for all your birthday and decade turning well wishes. 70 is a-ok for me! Quite the milestone.

I have an exciting theme for our painting class this coming month and it all starts this coming week.

Monday 10am - noon via Zoom. California time.

Monday 1:30 - 3:30 pm - in person in Santa Rosa

Wednesday 10am to noon - via Zoom.

Here's what we are doing:

Years ago I attended the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco and was instantly enthralled with a display of antiquated vessels and proceeded to take pictures of the entirety of the collection, some 33 of them. Many appear to be blown glass and who knows what else. But each is either irridescent and/or otherwise brilliant in shape and construction.

Here's a taste....

So, we will be sketching first, drawing these unusual shapes and wonkiness.....so bring your inks, charcoal, fountain pens, whatever tool makes you LOVE to Draw!

Then we will start painting - you choose your medium but I am suggesting for a couple of weeks we use acrylics, and apply glazes to bring out the values and translucency that many of these vessels radiate.

The album I will present to you will offer an inspirational nexus.....for you to use your imagination and interpret as you wish. Some ideas I am playing with are bringing out my 3 metallic oil pastels, perhaps watercolor metallics....stencils to mimic in a more modern way some of the patterning, what about collage for certain effects?

I am also planning on teaching an antiquing technique (with acrylics) and we will try some crackling to enhance that ancient antiquated oh so long ago look!

Now how fun does that sound? No hunting for your own reference photos this month, as the album has loads of inspiration for way more than a month of painting. But, as always, you are welcome to use your own images.

Join us. Do get it touch asap to alert me of your interest, and which class time works best for you. My classes run 4 weeks per month. The tuition is $125 for the 4 classes. 

Here are October dates of classes. And remember, if you have to miss a class, no worries. Each class is recorded and available for two weeks following, or to download. 

See you in Class!!!  

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Be Creative. It's Good for the Soul!
Blessings, Joanie

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