*PAINTING WITH THE MOON IN YOUR EYE 10/24-12/26 7pm-9pm $250 8 weeks No Class 10/31 & 11/28 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: Soul Retrieval. Participants will be encouraged to explore areas of their lives that currently feel numb, out of balance, or absent.
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