A 2-week Workshop
Give your artwork a new range of color and play of light, using metallic paints creatively to create stunning optical illusions that traditional pigments can't produce.
Learn to create bronze patinas like in sculpture, mix your own custom metallic colors, work with glass bead "stickers," create faux gold leaf effects, and more!
Luminous and reflective paints fall into three categories: iridescent, micaceous/metallic, and interference. We will look at these paints individually and explore each one's unique qualities.
Students will complete three 8x8 paintings on canvas (all supplies are provided). These techniques may be adapted to whatever your painting style may be: landscape, portrait, still life, surreal or abstract.
This 2-week workshop will give you the confidence to add that touch of "bling" to your work and enhance your color with a little shine!
No experience with metallics necessary but students should have some experience with painting in acrylics.
About the Guest instructor
Kristen is a full-time, 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 Art on 30th. She started creating ever since she could hold a pencil in her hand and has been painting since 2002, from oils to watercolors to acrylics.
Her work is 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, including "Ones to Watch 2020" on Artfinder. She has been juried into prestigious local, regional, and national exhibits in California, Washington, and Washington D.C.