THE ART OF PAINTING WITH ALCOHOL INKSAbstractly and Representationally
Beginner/Intermediate levels (may have a follow-up class later for Intermediate/Advanced if there is enough interest)
Instructor: Mary Wojciechowski
Date/Time: November 12th, 10am-3pm
Location: RIWS Classroom (Lower Level Gallery)
Alcohol inks, highly pigmented and quick drying, differ from any other fluid medium as they flow, intermingle and create unique textures. This workshop is designed for students with a beginner/intermediate level of experience and offers opportunities to explore characteristics of these inks as well as learning the accessories and tools needed in the process.
One of the benefits of painting with alcohol inks is the opportunity to begin with an abstract composition and then, as the alcohol evaporates and the ink pools, to see the possibility of adding realistic elements. During this workshop, both abstraction as an objective and working abstractly toward a representational image will be investigated. Class time will be divided between demonstrations and creating many small paintings for personal exploration of this exciting and unpredictable medium. The workshop will end with a critique allowing participants to share their paintings and to discuss what they have discovered.
All supplies will be provided for this workshop and will have a $5 material fee per student paid to instructor on day of class. Just bring an apron or shirt and perhaps a little lunch for yourself, that’s all!!!