Make Your Mark Art Workshops

 

 

I’m excited to announce I’ve received certification as a GOLDEN Artist Educator! The training I received covered the full range of GOLDEN acrylic, watercolor and oil paints and related mediums (gels, pastes and grits) and allows me to use and teach with their products much more fluently. The GOLDEN line of products is extensive and unlocks huge potential in every artist, no matter the media.

I offer art workshops in San Francisco Bay Area (CA) and Franklin/Nashville (TN).  Please be sure to make note of the location before you sign up!

For fee classes, I take PayPal Friends and Family using my email. Your registration will be confirmed when payment in full is received.

I also offer specialized/custom workshops in CA, TN or at your location. These can be themed for your group’s area of interest and location. If you want to arrange one of these workshops, please email me and we’ll put it together.

All workshops are limited to 12 people, unless otherwise noted.

They are listed by date here and can also be found on my GOLDEN Artist Educator page as they are scheduled.

Date: FRIDAY November 23rd, 2018
Time: 12:45 PM – 02:45 PM
Venue: HALF MOON BAY, California, United States
Cost: Free

Mixed media featuring GOLDEN products. First in a series. This class we will do image transfers onto raw canvas and paint them. Join Laura McHugh on Friday November 23 in the art room. We will be exploring one of many mixed media techniques using GOLDEN artist materials. In this class we will transfer images to raw canvas and use paint and gels to enhance the image. Absolutely no drawing or art talent or experience is needed. This technique is the basis for making finished art pieces and also for further embellishing or use as focal points in future mixed media assemblages. Bring any laser jet printed image up to 8.5×11 (copy them at the UPS store, not ink jet from home). All other materials will be provided. Attendees will be coached on how to start a “box” to keep “throwaways” and other items for future assemblage.

Contact: Anne Grauzlis
Email: lauramchugh@me.com
Phone: 6507432791
Event Open to Public

http://www.coastside-artists.com/adult-classes.html


Date: FRIDAY November 30th, 2018
Time: 12:45 PM – 02:45 PM
Venue: HALF MOON BAY, California, United States
Cost: Free

Mixed media featuring GOLDEN products. Second in a series. This class we will do OPEN monoprints using Gelli plates. We will be exploring one of many mixed media techniques using GOLDEN artist materials. In this class we will use Gelli(R) Plates to transfer images to art-quality paper using GOLDEN OPEN paints. Absolutely no drawing or art talent or experience is needed. This technique is the basis for making finished art pieces suitable for framing, and also focal points that can be further embellished or used in future mixed media assemblages. Bring any mylar or heavy paper stencils you have. All other materials will be provided. We will start with a warm up making marks.

Contact: Anne Grauzlis
Email: lauramchugh@me.com
Phone: 6507432791
Event Open to Public

http://www.coastside-artists.com/adult-classes.html

 

2019 WORKSHOP PREVIEW

WATERCOLOR IN THE ROUND
$45

Practice to get the feel of the beautiful Shizen watercolor paper paired with GOLDEN QoR watercolor pigments, then move on to making an 8” circle masterpiece.

Bring your own watercolors if you wish to compare/contrast with QoR pigments. All materials are provided for this 2-hour workshop.

FESTIVE ART APRON
$75

Practice using GOLDEN high-flow paints and mediums with stencils on sample fabrics, then use animal, floral and decorative stencils provided to arrange and place your design on a beautiful charcoal gray apron.

Bring your own plastic stencils if you wish. All materials are provided for this 2-hour workshop.

MAGNIFICENT MONOTYPES
$55

Make a series of original and ghost-print monotypes using GOLDEN QoR watercolors printed on archival quality art paper. No drawing experience is required because we can trace images provided, or bring images you wish to paint from or trace that are 6×6” to fit on the plates.

All materials are provided for this 2-hour workshop.

YOU CAN DRAW!
$45

In this popular workshop, learn the basics of contour drawing with my go-to pen using simple household fruits and veggies. Work your way up to small still-life arrangements with 2-3 objects. Using GOLDEN QoR watercolor, bring your drawn objects into vibrant focus.

All materials are provided for this 3-hour workshop.

PAINT A FLOWER
$45

The 10 simple steps for painting a realistic flower require some patience and discipline, but you won’t be disappointed with your results. We will work together through the steps to create a beautiful hibiscus using GOLDEN QoR watercolors. Then, you can go home and start painting your favorite flowers. No drawing experience is required.

All materials are provided for this 2-hour workshop.

INK MONOTYPES
$55

You can’t draw? Surely you can trace! We’ll work on old-fashioned transparencies with pen and ink to draw your subjects, then magically print them onto high-quality watercolor paper. They dry quickly, so we can add color using GOLDEN fluid acrylics to make them pop.

All materials are provided for this 2-hour workshop.

SWEET LITTLE BOOKS!
$75

Of all the things one can do creatively, books may be my favorite. In this workshop, we will make the covers for our sweet little books using Gelli Plates and GOLDEN Open acrylics to print onto high-quality art paper. We will embellish and complete these images, then learn how to stitch them into a book filled with pages for your notes, recipes, or small drawings.

All materials are provided for this 4-hour workshop.

GELLI PLATE MONOPRINTS
$65

Make a series of original and ghost-print monotypes using GOLDEN Open acrylic paints and stencils that we then print on archival quality art paper. No drawing experience is required because we use a wide variety of stencils. You’ll learn how to choose contrasting colors to make your images pop! If you have a special stencil, bring it. The images we will make are  6×6” on 8×8” paper.

All materials are provided for this 2-hour workshop.

MEMENTO BOXES
$75

If you can wrap presents you can make a memento box. These boxes are right up there with my favorite project, books! We’ll make background papers using GOLDEN fluid acrylics, and focal points using image transfer techniques with GOLDEN matte medium. We will assemble our goodies onto beautiful cigar boxes over a gel or paste medium, then make a closure and finish off with a luscious layer of beeswax over the top, if you wish. You’ll learn how to avoid fussy measuring so that this is a fun and satisfying project.

You may choose to bring laser-jet photocopies of any special images you want to use for your box. All materials are provided for this 6-hour workshop.

SPARKLING VIBRANT IMAGE TRANSFERS
$55

Transfer an image to raw unstretched canvas then paint it with GOLDEN High Flow acrylics that burst with color. Finally, we will apply a beaded texture to make it really sparkle!

All materials are provided for this 2-hour workshop.

 

  • Atmospheric Painting Effects (3 Hrs)
  • Faux Encaustic with Mixed Media Collage (Two 1/2 Days to Allow Drying Time)