Students begin to explore adding various m ixed medias into their acrylic paintings.
Emerging completed and nearly complete paintings start accumulating on window ledges, extra table space and the floor underneath the tables where we paint.
Black india ink PITT pens are wonderful tools to add on acrylic paintings. Let them dry and then spray them with fixative before adding paint over top, unless you want the writing to smudge.
Getting out the chalk pastels to add a punch of colour on my acrylic canvas pad paintings.
Kelsie looks great here! Everyone else is seriously watching the demo!
Practice pieces lined up for the next demonstration.
The demonstration table, little paintings ready to be added too!
Deb wonders around the room to offer help or simply oohhh and ahhh at the amazing work that comes out of everyone!
The girls going at it! Music is playing and everyone is busy painting!
In the background of this photo you can see some fun tools we use to remove acrylic paint and create interesting effects. Dollars stores and hardware stores and great for these: sanding blocks, pot scrubbers...
We all gathered around the "kitchen" area of this beautiful Dunbar studio to watch Deb demonstrate the next technique.