LOCATION: Multiplicity Studio (please see below for address and contact info)
3-DAY WORKSHOP FEE: $387.50
KIT FEE: $59.54 ($55+$4.54 sales tax)
KIT INCLUDES – COMPREHENSIVE HANDOUT PER STUDENT, AND THESE SHARED-USE SUPPLIES:
- A variety of papers to use for printing techniques
- Many Stencils
- Assorted Paints
- Mark Making Tools
- Drawing Instruments
- Assorted Gel Mediums
- Glazing and Matte Mediums
Also available for purchase: Assorted artwork, note cards, bookmarks, magnets, my book and a few key extra supplies
Students must provide the following supplies (click to download PDF version):
- 1 8×10 (or in that size range) Gelli plate
- 1-2 brayers
- Scraping tools such as a catalyst wedge and palette knives
- Palette-please bring a disposable pad of palette paper
- Assorted brushes (any brushes will do, but have a variety of sizes)
- 2-3 National Geographic Magazines (older copies are best. You can often find these at secondhand stores)
- Surfaces: We will be working on wood panels (not canvas). Students should bring 4 (10×10) cradled panels. You can bring more or work on a large panel for your final project but bring at least 4. Please be mindful of space limitations as you pack your supplies. Dick Blick has competitive prices on their brand of panels.
- Paint: Paint best for printing can be either cheap craft paint or fluid paint from Golden. You will be provided with other types of paint such as a variety of soft body paint for finishing work and some printing work. You’ll want to have your own for the Gelli printing, however. Please include a white, cream, and black in addition to your favorite colors.
- Art Journal: Bring your art journal, or a pad of painting paper, to use for idea collecting and to build backgrounds with excess paint.
- Other: We will have a ton of mark making and stencils to use for printing, feel free however to bring your favorites along as well. While you will be provided with many papers to print with, you can also bring any old scrapbooking papers you no longer like, an old book, and any random papers you might like to use for printing.
I have so many brushes that it’s hard to pick a favorite, but I tend to like brushes that are soft and sturdy like the Princeton Catalyst brushes or Jerry’s ‘store’ brand that mimics the catalyst brushes. I also would suggest one larger brush too. Here is a link to the Mimik Hog brushes from Jerry’s, along with a few others I enjoy using:
Jerry’s has a 17-piece set that is more than they will need, but a great value if you are in the market for new brushes: https://www.jerrysartarama.com/mimik-hog-synthetic-hog-bristle-brush-sets
Princeton brushes-I especially like the 4 & 6 size of either the bright shader (has more roundness to it) and the flat shader: https://www.jerrysartarama.com/princeton-catalyst-polytip-bristle-short-handle
Economical but still very good–I like the super shader or the multi stroke sets: https://www.jerrysartarama.com/brushes-tools/acrylic-and-oil-brushes/creative-mark-oil-and-acrylic-brushes/qualita-golden-taklon-brushes-and-sets/beste-finest-golden-taklon-hair-brush-sets
For a larger brush, the #40 Golden Taklon Flat is a good option.
NOTE–it’s not critical to have this but if someone is serious about abstract painting and or painting large, large brushes are key: https://www.jerrysartarama.com/creative-mark-mural-brushes
My preferred, especially for adding modeling paste: https://amzn.to/2VRMBMJ
Great for ‘Palette Knife’ like painting: https://amzn.to/2SWiIZJ
Here is a nice 5-piece assortment: https://amzn.to/2SWOWEf
Especially one with a cover. I like to use the one shaped like a traditional painter’s palette; there are others with a bit of a wall that can be covered easily in this listing too: https://www.jerrysartarama.com/soho-true-color-peel-off-palettes
*Assorted disposable palette papers: https://www.jerrysartarama.com/soho-grey-toned-disposable-paper-palettes
Soft Body titanium white, fluid Titan buff, black as well as 6 or so additional colors in a palette of your choice. To create a wide array of palettes, consider both light and dark colors, whether or not you want warm or cool colors in your painting. Some colors I always include in my palette along with the above mentioned are: Quinicridone Nickel Azo Gold, Payne’s Gray, Teal, Green Gold, Magenta, Cad Red, Diarylide Yellow, Yellow Ochre. Choose colors you love, and we will work on ways to mix colors that will coordinate in many different combinations.
For questions, please reach out to our Creative Workshop Coordinator: Diane Cook – 281.924.9476
- Bring a sack lunch or be prepared to make an order for delivery. A refrigerator is available for student use. Bottled water is provided.
- Studio Rules: Closed-toe shoes are required. Do not wear loose clothing that could get caught in rotary tools. Wear long hair tied back.
- Lodging information: KATY AREA HOTELS
VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOP CANCELLATION POLICY
If minimum enrollment is not met within 30 days of the start date, the Visiting Artist may cancel the workshop. In this instance, all paid students will be fully refunded. If students cancel their enrollment 30 or more days from the start date of a paid Visiting Artist workshop, they will receive a full refund. Cancellations within 29 or fewer days from the start date of a paid Visiting Artist workshop will not be refunded.