0 Personal Image Paintover
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Personal Image Paintover Saturday, August 3, 12:00 PM  
Lisa Bebi $145   
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: Beginner
Type of Workshop: Process & Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Mixed-Media

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"Paintover" means painting on top of a black and white photocopy. In this workshop we will take photocopied image(s) and turn them into paintings! Personal images means to me - photos from ones family photo album.

Personal Image Paintover is a great way to memorialize your family history. You could paint on the photocopies in a traditional paint style OR you could create fiction. I like to use my family images to tell stories.

Ideas: You might want your loved ones flying to the moon in a vintage toy plane. Or, perhaps take part in as a ringmaster in a circus. Maybe grandma wants to be part robot. Or fly without wings over a sleepy town like in a Marc Chagall painting. Your baby or pet can drive cars without a driver's license!! Your dad's head could to be a Christmas tree topper. Perhaps your teen longs to be a spaceman but with a turtle's body...who knows! It's all possible.

Student should bring:

  • Materials to bring:
  • Black and white images that will fit on an 8" x 10" canvas -make sure you have good contrasts
  • Substrate, I usually use an 8" x 10" canvas
  • Gloss medium for gluing
  • A flesh tone permanent marker such as Copic brand; for my skin color, I use Copic's "Barley Beige"
  • GOLDEN's Fine Pumice gel
  • Plastic palette knife
  • Old credit card to use as squeegee
  • Gesso
  • GOLDEN paints: Indian Yellow Hue or Nickel Azo Yellow and Burnt Sienna
  • A small variety of craft paints
  • Paint brushes various sizes, include a 1 1/2" flat brush for varnish
  • GOLDEN's Gloss Varnish with UVLS protection
  • Water bucket
  • Paper towels
  • Scissors
  • Aluminum foil to use as a palette
  • OR
  • if you don't want to bring the above materials, you could pay $20 materials fee at class time and I provide everything except your image(s), your favorite paintbrushes, water can and paper towels.


  • Optional: Collage elements: newspaper articles, lettering, images of animals, party hats, crowns, astronaut suit, etc. to help tell your story. You could even change the scenery to a jungle/beach/moon/circus.


  • Mark making tools
  • Collage paper scraps can be used
  • Heavy Gel Medium is needed if you are adding dimensional elements such as buttons, broken jewelry, ribbons, string etc.

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU19, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: lisabebiart@aol.com
Website: lisabebi.com