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Art & Soul Virginia Beach

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Monday, October 2, 2017

We will build on simple layers in our art journals to create easy yet amazing portraits.  First we will create our own unique, layered collage paper using deli paper, acrylic paint, spray ink, stencils, oil pastels and texture plates.  Then we will build layers in our art journals, working on multiple surfaces to keep the creative momentum going.  We will use spray ink and oil pastels to create quick and beautiful backgrounds and add a bit of collage using the unique papers we created in the beginning of class.  The faces we draw will be simple, yet expressive.  We will then fill in our faces with color and texture using the oil paint sticks, using subtle shading to create dimension.  We will use stamps and collage to reveal and hide layers in the face to create beautiful, soulful portraits.  

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

I will share with you my favorite materials and techniques for creating amazing, messy, mixed media backgrounds.  We'll add images of people we find in catalogs and/or magazines and incorporate them into our backgrounds as a way to "cheat" without having to draw them in. We'll work on ways to blend them into our backgrounds using a variety of mixed media materials and techniques and transform them into our angels.  We will also explore how to save pages in our journals that aren't "working" or we don't quite like by building up messy layers over "not so precious" backgrounds.  It's a great way to let go and enjoy the mess making process!