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Franciscan Life Process Center

11650 Downes Street Northeast

Lowell, MI 49331

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This workshop is designed to help students (beginning, intermediate or advanced) paint in an intuitive manner starting with no preconceived notion or outcome. There will be no preliminary planning or drawing. Emotions and feelings will dictate direction as students use a variety of techniques to implement color, texture, line, shape and value. Instruction will start with arbitrary mark making and color application, working transparent to opaque building layers using a variety of mark making tools, watercolor, acrylic and gesso. The intuitive process relies on feeling and seeing so there will be ongoing evaluation of work in progress and the relationships between shape, texture, line, color and value. It is entirely possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is to produce aesthetically pleasing work, unique and reflective of the artist's mind.

The gist of the workshop is to encourage attendees to be free from schools of thought or ideologies and have fun painting, turning off the internal dialog. No one learns color theory, composition or design in a day. However, as I teach I'm constantly emphasizing the elements of composition and design. Intuitive painting is really painting from life's experience, taking risks and applying what you feel no matter what your level. It is all about how your own unique aesthetic, even if it's how you apply paint to a surface in a way that is pleasing to you. This is the heart of my teaching. This workshop reveals a process I use to incorporate my life's experience onto a flat surface with my own aesthetic. That is what I want to convey to students.



Supplies:
6 sheets of 300lb. cold press or rough watercolor paper, 1/2 sheet size (22 X 15)
Watercolor pigment and palette
Watercolor brushes - your choice of shapes & sizes
Acrylic paint - your choice of colors but at least the primaries
Acrylic Brushes, your choice of shapes & sizes
House painter brushes from the $ store - 2" or 3"
White Gesso
water container (I use a plastic coffee container)
Water spray bottle
Cotton rags (I use cut up t-shirts) small and large pieces
A couple of mixing containers (I use old yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese etc.)
Suggested supplies (try to include some of these):
Black Gesso
Mat with appropriate opening for 22 X 15 sheet
Fine line applicator bottle
Charcoal pencils
colored pencils
Markers
Oil Pastels
Crayons (wax)
Salt
Rubbing alcohol
straight edge
scrapers, scratchers, draggers
Any other tools you might want to use

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