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Northern Colorado's Mixed Media, Altered Arts, Book Arts, Collage Art Workshops

Imaginary Creatures - Carla Sonheim

Friday November 5th, 2010 10 am – 5 pm

Cost $130

*Lunch will be provided -


This class is a mixed-media-junkie-animal-lover’s dream!

Most art making involves a no thinking/no judgment portion and a reign-it-in/give-it-some-thought portion.

These paintings are no different, and I will guide you through both of these stages, introducing a few unexpected mixed media techniques on the way.

You will be surprised that many of your abstract starts will already suggest the animal it is going to be, you simply need to finish what’s already there. Other paintings will require more concentrated effort, and we will use both 2D and 3D references to get you started in those cases.

Students work on four to six small paintings simultaneously, as layers of watercolor and gesso need to dry before subsequent layers are added.

(Working this way has the double benefit of giving you time away from each painting so that you see the pieces with fresh eyes when you come back to them).

As your facilitator I will spend a lot of time working the room, helping each of you make decisions to create the best paintings possible. I will give needed encouragement, suggestions and tips on how to fix mistakes (there is almost no mistake that cannot be worked with).

*If you have dietary restrictions, you are welcome to bring your lunch. There is a refrigerator and microwave on the premises.

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