A Fun But Systematic Approach to Abstract! This course has been designed and developed by me  for those who have always wanted to know how to go about approaching abstract, but didn't know where to start.  My course takes you through a step wise approach that gets you to a finished piece that you can be proud of.  I will be running a 4 day workshop at the Sequoyah United Methodist Church located at 1910 Old Wire Road, Fayetteville, AR. Start Date: November 4 and end date November 7. These classes will run from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM daily.    

Contact me at garyj357@yahoo.com to sign up. ANA member price is $100 Non ANA price is $200.

Materials List:

  • 140 Arches watercolor paper (full or half sheet).  Two Sharpies (black and red) permanent markers but not fine point.  No 2H or 3H pencil and an eraser for watercolor paper.  Razor knife  (the small ones from home depot for a buck). Masking Tape.  Both masking tape or the Blue paint tape, At least 1 ½ “ wide. ¼” masking tape.  We’ll use this for gridding the watercolor paper.  Don’t worry if you don’t have this. I have plenty. Tracing paper  If you don’t have this, I have plenty. Drawing paper size 9X12.  If you don’t have this, I have plenty. Mat medium.   If you don’t have this, I have plenty to share. Watercolors and palette( try to bring a “wells around a large space type as you will need the space to mix large washers.  Try to pick out at least 5-7 colors that are complimentary to one another on the color wheel.   Assorted brushes.  Prefer that you have at least a 1 ½ ‘ wide brush for broad washes;  larger if you have one, but don’t go out and buy one.  Too expensive to get one that you’d want to have in your brush array unless you’ve always wanted one.  A variety of flat brushes and a few small rounds.  Tooth brush for spatter. Saran Wrap, wax paper. Scissors. Water bucket.  You know, the large yogurt or cottage cheese variety. Paper towels. Blow dryer. Mouth atomizer.  I will purchase several and you can purchase at cost.  I will bring alcohol for sterilization. Masking material (roll of plastic sheet that is adhesive backed Optional).  Newspaper will work great.   Apron. Sponge with fairly closed cells for paint removal and to paint with by hand.   If you have tweezers, bring them to handle small cut paper for collage.