Saturday September 27, 2014 10 am – 4 pm
Level: Beginner to Advanced
Cost: $120 for AAI Members $135 for Non-Members without supplies included.
Cost: $150 for AAI Members $165 for Non-Members with these supplies included: 6 shades alcohol ink and 10 sheets of 9×12 yupo sheets
This is an introduction to alcohol ink painting. It is meant to be fun – no expectations except but for pure entertainment and exploration of a new medium! Alcohol Ink is a permanent ink that reacts with rubbing alcohol similar to the way watercolor pigment does with water. It is intended for non-porous surfaces such as slick Yupo watercolor paper, ceramic tile, glass, etc. It dries very quickly due to the alcohol base, and the fluid motion lends most toward abstract images. Enroll online or call (806) 354-8802.
Instructors are Multi-Media Artists Mary Barton, Barbara German, and Sheryl Nichols. Mary www.marytbarton.com has been working with ceramics/pottery and painting for over fifteen years. She completed her BFA in Fine Arts at Texas State University. She and her family live in the beautiful hill country of Texas. Mary works at her home studio, displays her works at local galleries, and is an experienced instructor. www.facebook.com/mary.t.barton Her sister, Barbara, www.barbaragerman.com is an active artist, exhibitor, and instructor in Bryan-College Station. A graduate of West Texas A&M University, she taught school for 15 years, mostly teaching middle school art.
Their cousin, Sheryl, has enjoyed artwork for decades and taught public elementary school art. She has also been intrigued with this new form of painting with Alcohol Inks. Her work was displayed at the June 2014 ArtWalk in “Art in Bloom” gallery.
Introduction to Painting with Alcohol Ink
Artist Supplies necessary for YOU to bring — MUST HAVES:
- 91% or higher Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol with small container/bowl to hold alcohol
- Rubber/latex-free gloves (this is permanent ink –wear these!)
- Eye dropper, cotton balls, straw, Q-tips
- Sea sponge or makeup sponge – small size for texture
- Inexpensive paint brushes (1”, liner, varied sizes)