*PAINTING WITH THE MOON IN YOUR EYE 8/22-10/10 7pm-9pm $250 8 weeks Thursdays
PAINTING WITH THE MOON IN YOUR EYE
Intuitive Art and Mixed Media Water Based Oils
The imagination and the intuitive mind are linked. Imagination is a strong pathway to information that lies below the surface of our everyday awareness. Through imagination and intuition, we may plant seeds of transformation at a soul level and dream new elements and pathways into our lives. This soul-centered painting class focuses on the intuitive and ritual aspects of art making. Starting from a personal question or theme, we will explore the images and insights that come from the unconscious, and give them form. We will work primarily with water-mixable oil paints on Velum, but will also use watercolor. Projects from each class will culminate in a final canvas painting, or series.
Based on the time of year, themes will vary and be organized into 8 week cycles. These are both oil painting processes.
The topic for this 8 week series: Use intuition to examine ancestral themes. How do we claim the gifts of soul while transmuting old patterns and generational traumas that keep us blocked? How can we free ourselves from the repetitive patterns we unconsciously express, and make new pathways towards what we want to create and revive?
Participants Bring:Art Notebook for sketching and journaling; drawing pencil and eraser, and a black thin tip marker; paint brush set: firm, square and round tip mix, plus fan brush optional, long handle preferable-recommend Winsor & Newton Winton Hog Bristle Brushes $28.95 for set Yarka brand water color paint set; Winsor and Newton Artisan brand water mixable oil paint set with at least 6 colors; plastic paint palette; 1 roll of artist tape 3/4 inch; mason jar with plastic bag and rubber band for water and for brushes to be taken home safely for washing; 3 stretched canvases on wood frames or canvas board size 16” by 20”; A portfolio or box to carry artwork-must be at least 16” by 20”; perhaps bring some plastic trash bags to cover art for transport if raining. The following are optional: An apron, linseed oil-Winsor and Newton Artisan brand to mix with oil paint on canvas; Liquitex brand heavy body acrylics set, if you prefer acrylic on canvas; table top easel if preferred over table surface.
All Level Experience Class
Enrollment limited to 18 students in each class
Location: Carolyn Ferris Art Studio, 2000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Downtown Fairfax
Ages Adult Instructor: Melusina Gomez
$35 instructor for shared items collected on first day.
Th 8/22-10/10 7pm-9pm $250 8 weeks