Fearless Abstract Painting

INSTRUCTOR: Samantha da Silva

DATES: March 20 & 21, 2021

TIMES: 10 am – 3 pm (30 min lunch break included)

COST: $210 (Supplies not Included)

Ages: 16 and up

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A Zoom link will be sent to you upon your registration.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Play, experiment, have fun! Explore spontaneous creation with emphasis on “no rules!”.

Join professional artist Samantha da Silva as she shares her unorthodox method of painting: Rollers rather than brushes, tables instead of easels, lots of paint and water, canvas manipulation and plaster, salt, sand and wood shavings to create ethereal, textured abstracts. 

Heart-centered discussions will be offered to assist you to let go of fear, silence the inner critic, turn up your intuition & explore your own artistic style in a safe, supportive environment including: 6 Questions to Help You Paint Fearless, Compassionate Critiques, How to tell your painting is finished, and so much more! 

Everyone is considered a beginner. No previous artistic experience necessary, just an open mind and an open heart.

WORKSHOP OUTLINE | 2-days

1. Philosophy “The process of creation evolves into ideas.”

2. Materials Overview Deep VS Thin profile canvas Artist VS Student quality paint
3. How to Begin
Fear no canvas: Set your intention Tone your canvas
4. Fearless Abstract Painting Foundational Techniques Use nature as a starting point Paint application with a roller Use water to blend colors Canvas manipulation Paper towels to lift & transfer color
5. Texture
Modelling Paste VS Gloss gel Plaster Make your own mediums using salt, sand & sawdust
6. Create Depth in Your Paintings Glazes VS Washes

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