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Finger Painting for Grown-ups (aka Don't Toss Those Dried Up Paint Markers Yet) Friday, August 2, 6:30 PM  
Kelly Kilmer $85   
This workshop is 3 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process and Project **
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Acrylic Painting, Art Journaling, Collage, Mixed-Media

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Workshop type ** Learn a variety of techniques, ideas and approaches as you work on a specially developed project in this workshop. You will learn ideas and techniques that can be applied to ANY art form.

I'm tired of throwing away dried up paint markers. I'm sure you are, too. How do we rejuvenate paint markers that won't write anymore? We paint with them! Yes, PAINT! This isn't just basic finger painting for adults using paint markers. I've been OBSESSED with using my paint markers lately to do more than just write, draw, color and make marks with.

Come to class and I'll share with you all of the ways in which, you too, can make pages as luscious as the above sample photos are (if I do say so myself!) IF YOU HAVE THEM, please bring water based paint markers that won't write but have gobs of paint still left in them as well as water based paint marker refills that you haven't used in ages and I'll share how to use them (instead of leaving them to dry up or tossing them.)

Journey deep into a realm of luscious color, exploratory layers and expressive journal pages. Bring your own journal and a sense of play to this fun new workshop. Explore layers of paper, paint and pen using a plethora of creative techniques and playful exploration. I have been obsessed about the freedom and creative possibilities offered in this workshop. Be prepared to play, expand and experience...also, to laugh. If you have them, please bring any of your favorite water-based paint markers and refills to class (I will have a generous selection.) It's a good way to explore paint markers you might not have played with in a while. (Do NOT go out and buy paint markers for this workshop!)

I will be bringing a wide selection of rubber stamps, ink pads, stencils and collage materials. You're always welcome to bring your own supplies to use but this is a small heads up that I tend to bring everything but the kitchen sink in my classes!

My workshops are always about inspiring creativity, generating ideas and learning how to see. The ideas can be translated into a variety of art forms. Use your art journal "as is" or for a springboard of inspiration for other art forms and living a creative life!

Student should bring:

  • your journal (or several sheets of cardstock to work on)
  • water based paint markers and refills (a handful of your favorite colors ONLY if you have them. I will have plenty to share)
  • IF you have a 01 Mini Catalyst Tool please bring it to class (I will have a few to share. Trust me when I say that after this workshop, you will want one)
  • an apron
  • scissors
  • a small selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images and papers)
  • cork back metal ruler
  • a full roll of paper towels OR old rags
  • permanent black ink pad (only if you have one)
  • a container for your paint water
  • your favorite paint brushes
  • a few of your favorite glue sticks (trust me when I say that large glue sticks will last you longer)
  • roll of waxed paper OR an old catalog or magazine to glue on (if you don't want to use all of your waxed paper for this.)

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: EGorey99@sbcglobal.net
Website: kellykilmerworkshops.blogspot.com