Oh my gosh I am so excited to tell you I’ll be teaching Acrylic Ink Adventure, a 3 day retreat, at Idylwild Arts, June 30-July 2 in Southern California and registration is open now!
This has got to be one of my favorite locations to teach. I love the environment, it’s so beautiful and relaxing, it’s totally a feed the creative soul kind of place. Click here if you’d like to download a pdf copy of the catalog.
In this retreat we are going to spend the first day in total experimental mode.
I’ll teach at least 10 different techniques using acrylic inks; creating colorful textured backgrounds, exploring mark making with different kinds of stamps, drawing with quill and ruling pens, painting imagery opaquely and with a transparent watercolor look, working with simple resists and masks while layering washes of color.
The second day will focus on making one larger whole cloth painting incorporating the techniques learned on the first day.
And on the third day we will layer the finished painted cloth on felt and add decorative stitching by sewing machine to enhance the painted imagery.
This class is packed with tips and techniques for working with acrylic inks on fabric.
Check out the photos from my workshop at Idyllwild in 2011.
If you live out of state, Southwest Airlines flies into Ontario, CA, which is the closest airport, about an hour drive from Idyllwild.