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Image transfer, Gelatoes
& watercolor pencils
July 25, 2014
6pm to 9pm

Cancellation Policy:
Class fee is non refundable.
Class fee is non-transferable

Learn the fun of painting with watercolors in this workshop and discover the vast range and flexibility of this media.  Play with color as you learn how to mix palettes to put emotion and conviction into your painting by exploring, experimenting and developing your creativity as an individual. This workshop puts fun into the process of painting, along with enthusiasm and new techniques in an atmosphere that makes the beginning as well as the practiced painter feel welcome!

I will demonstrate with detailed explanations of all the “hows” and “whys” followed by individual attention to see that each student understands and feels successful. Come one, come all to this workshop, no drawing skills are needed!

(Your choice of subject of the “she girl” or “Eiffel Tower” will be provided, however feel free to bring an image of your own if you would rather. Remember that image will transfer in reverse so flip the image if needed before you print it.)

Mixed Media/Collage Book
July 26, 2014
8am to 1pm

Cancellation Policy:
Class fee is no-nrefundable.
Class fee is non-transferable

Join me in this workshop where you WILL get your hands dirty as you learn start-to-finish how to create layered mixed-media/collage books in a signature donna downey style. Explore techniques for creating embedded backgrounds, building a mixed-media color palette (using acrylic paints, oil pastels & india ink), adding dimensional design and texture, blending fabrics, papers, images and a simple bit of bookbinding to create a unique book from scratch giving your finished piece a uniform look.

This workshop also provides you with your own artbin filled with the basic tool kit to get you started working in mixed-media and collage.

Stencil Art

6 x 20″ stretched canvasSaturday
July 26, 2014
2pm to 7pm

Cancellation Policy:
Class fee is non-refundable.
Class fee is non-transferable

Do you sometimes look at a blank canvas and think, “where do I start?” Have you ever wanted to know how Artists get so many layers of color and texture to emerge through their work? Do you wish someone would just walk you step-by-step through creating a finished piece start to finish? Look no more, no painting or drawing skills needed for this workshop because we are going to use stencils and LOTS OF THEM! Using your acrylic paints, I will show you how to create your own custom spray paints and precision tip paint pens giving you a fun new repertoire of options for applying your color to your canvas. I will also show you how to use color and texture to create visual depth as we build a background for our art. Then, help you isolate pieces of your background designs to use as you build your design in the foreground. You will be amazed what emerges from the chaos and shocked at just how fun and easy it is to “Paint like an Artist”.