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Who Are You? Saturday, August 3, 12:00 PM  
Sandra Duran Wilson $145   
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Collage, Mixed-Media, Painting

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This class, which is taken from my new book Awakening Your Creative Soul, will jump start the way you view the creative process and how you, the creative one, fit into the story. A beginner may create a piece based on intuitive and abstract ideas and a more advanced student may discover a way to tap into underlying feelings that enhance the drawing and painting process. We will use the inquiry process to look deep within and guide you to a deeper understanding of your personal sense of who you are. You are more than your outer labels. It is like peeling away the layers and getting to your core, or essence of yourself. You will use the words that you wrote down to make your self-portrait. This doesn’t need to be a physical representation, but it can be. You may choose to create a more abstract expressionist piece or even something more narrative. You will learn several collage techniques using dry adhesive and washi tape. Crackles and clay can add to the story and I will provide acrylic gels and pastes to adhere objects. Bring along a talisman if you like or something that represents who you are that may be added to the piece or create it using air dry clay. You will learn several fun acrylic techniques to jump-start your background and how to add some transparent layers too. You will discover new ways to approach your art and how you define your role in the process.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $30.00 includes:
  • paint
  • washi tape
  • mixed media paper
  • Ampersand painting panel
  • acrylic gels and pastes
  • alcohol
  • crackle pastes
  • clay
  • gampi tissue
  • fabrics and yarns

Instructor Provided (for use in-class, and to share):

  • stencils
  • texture plates
  • stamps
  • mark-making tools
  • heat gun
  • collage papers
  • tape
  • lustre cremes
  • paint pens
  • assorted ephemera and found objects

Student should bring:

  • soft synthetic brushes, a set from the craft store for a few dollars will give you a nice selection
  • a trowel shaped palette knife
  • container for water
  • palette paper or plastic plates
  • paper towels
  • spray bottle for alcohol
  • spray bottle for water
  • scissors
  • a pen and pencil and a notebook or paper for writing on


  • I provide paints but if you like to have your own next to you please use acrylics.

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: skwduran@msn.com
Website: www.SandraDuranWilson.com