Learn how to create textured and dimensional effects using stencils. We will start with a series of creative exercises that demonstrate both dimensional and non-dimensional techniques that will be put together to make a take-home guide that you can refer to after the class. You will be introduced to a series of products, provided by the instructor, which can be used with stencils to create dimensional effects in your artwork. You will then be taught a series of mixed media paint layering techniques and subsequently add your favorite approaches and supplies to create stunning stenciled art.
I am a mixed media artist, instructor, author and designer from New York City. My artwork has been exhibited in multiple exhibitions and can be found in numerous books and national magazines. I am the voice behind The Pulse, a series of international, collaborative projects that are the basis for my books “The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed” and “The Mixed-Media Artist: Art Tips, Tricks, Secrets and Dreams From Over 40 Amazing Artists”, both released by North Light Books. I am the artist behind two workshop DVDs: Easy Mixed Media Surface Techniques and Easy Mixed Media Techniques for the Art Journal. I am an instructor at Pratt Institute in NYC and my live workshops have been held throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and the UK. I have a mixed media line with Spellbinders Paper Arts, a stencil line with StencilGirl Products and a stamp line with Impression Obsession. I am a member of CHA and a columnist for Cloth Paper Scissors magazine.
his blog: http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/
Acrylics (assorted colors)
Paint brushes (assorted sizes)
Water container and paint palette
Favorite mark making tools (pens, markers, pencils, crayons, etc)
Permanent Ink Pads (StazOn is my favorite)
Palette or putty knife
Craft or make-up sponges
Stencils (I will have a variety of stencils to use, but feel free to bring your favorites)