Faux WATERCOLOR with Acrylics:
A 2-week Workshop
Try your hand at fluid washes and watercolor techniques using only acrylic paints and mediums!
Drips, spatters, staining, and washes...they draw us in and transport us to our favorite beaches, rivers, and lakes. I love these techniques because it allows for the colors to have such depth and luminosity with little effort.
Learn how to create quick and easy abstracts on canvas using special effects that are typically used in watercolors. Students will create three 18x24 paintings on canvas.
No experience with watercolor/fluid techniques necessary but students should have some experience with painting in acrylics.
About the Guest instructor
Kristen Guest is an award-winning abstract expressionism artist and certified art instructor in San Diego, California. She studied Art Education at Middle Tennessee State University because it seemed to be the most natural path: she loved art and she loved helping others. Currently, Kristen works out of her studio at the Bernardo Winery and teaches abstract painting classes at Art on 30th, an art center located in the North Park’s vibrant arts and culture district. She is best known for using various muted desert hues and incorporating a wide variety of drawing materials in her abstract work, giving it a “fresh,” expressive, and gestural feeling.
Her work is currently on display at Ashton Gallery in San Diego, CA. Kristen’s abstracts have been selected and featured on the homepage of online galleries Saatchi, Artfinder, and Zatista as well as selected and featured in newsletters as part of various Editor/Staff Pick highlights, including "Ones to Watch 2020" on Artfinder. She has been juried into local San Diego exhibits, prestigious regional exhibits at the Athenaeum in La Jolla, CA, and national exhibits in Washington DC, San Diego, CA, and Port Angeles, WA.