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In Your Face Friday, August 4, 9:00 AM  
Andrea Matus deMeng $145  
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process & Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Collage, Mixed-Media, Painting

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Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not the sitter. ~ Oscar Wilde

In this fast-paced class we are going to explore a variety of different techniques for creating unique and expressive portraits using stencils. Combining collage, paints, inks, oil pastels and markers you'll learn all of the subtle tricks you need to create portraits that capture the essence of everything from pop art to dimensional artworks. Truly inspired by many of todays street artists we'll be creating our engaging portraits through the use of multiple layers of materials as well as layered stencil effects. We'll be using a pad of mixed media paper for all of our experiments, the best of which will be ready to frame and hang on your wall.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $5.00 includes:
  • use of molding paste, specialty gels and pastes, adhesive spray and pastels

Instructor Provided (for use in-class, and to share):

  • An assortment of face stencils
  • An assortment of additional stencils
  • Misc. Collage Items
  • Portfolio Pastels
  • Soft Pastels/Pan Pastels
  • Copic Markers
  • Inks
  • Various mark making tools

Student should bring:

  • A pad of vellum finish Mixed Media Paper 11"X14" (one example is Strathmore available at Michaels and most art supply stores)
  • Paint: Acrylic paint, preferably Golden, fluid or heavy body (white, black, and any blue, red, and yellow, plus a couple more of your favorites)
  • Paintbrushes: bring just a few in different sizes and at least one good detail brush
  • Palette (paper plates will work)
  • Water Container
  • Paper Towel & Baby Wipes
  • A small bag of triangular foam cosmetic sponges (I usually find these at the dollar store or Target)
  • Golden Matte Medium - small bottle (4 oz.)
  • Heavy Gel Medium (gloss) - small container
  • Scissors
  • HB Pencil


  • (I'll have all of these for sharing, but you may want your own)
  • Portfolio Pastels or Caran d'Ache crayons
  • Copic markers
  • White Gel Pen & Black fine-point Sharpie
  • Inks
  • Palette knife (the plastic kind will be fine)
  • Some of your favorite stencils

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site store when you arrive at AU, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: amatusart@gmail.com
Website: www.andreamatus.com