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CANCELLED - The Texture Guidebook Saturday, August 1, 12:00 PM  
Sandra Duran Wilson $145   
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: *All levels will discover new techniques
Type of Workshop: Process which will result in a finished painting
Prerequisite: None**
Workshop Category: Acrylic Painting, Mixed-Media

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*Over the past two decades of writing art technique books, I have found that many artists stick with what they know works. In order to grow and experience more adventure in painting even advanced painters need to push themselves to discover new techniques. Therefore, I love to place all levels together. The beginners can help the more advanced students see with fresh eyes and the newbies are ready to try it all with open minds. I find it a win-win for everyone.

Learning a lot of acrylic texture techniques in one day can be a challenge, but when you learn the techniques by creating a book you will have an instant referral at your fingertips. Another win is that there is no pressure to make a finished composition. It is fun to layer some pastes and gels, add collage or stencil, fuse some pieces together and learn how to alter the surface so you can draw or write onto your pages. You will also incorporate metallic tapes, make some graphic elements to add to your pieces and even try some paste paper techniques. You will learn about how pastes and gels may be used in mixed media, some fun stamping and stencil tricks and how to incorporate fusible collage materials. You will have a 14 page book that will fold out accordion style with a hard cover on both front and back.

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

  • $35 includes:
  • acrylic paint
  • mixed media paper
  • deli sheets
  • Ampersand painting panels
  • acrylic gels and pastes
  • alcohol
  • glue
  • yarns and fusible web
  • marbleizing spray
  • sponges
  • plastic wrap
  • tapes
  • foils
  • I provide paints but if you like to have your own next to you please use acrylics. I recommend fluid acrylics.

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

  • texture tools
  • stencils
  • heat gun
  • collage materials
  • parchment paper
  • lustre cremes
  • paint pens
  • some assorted ephemera and found objects

Student should bring:

  • soft synthetic brushes, a set from the craft store for a few dollars will give you a nice selection
  • a trowel shaped palette knife
  • container for water
  • palette paper or plastic plates
  • paper towels
  • spray bottle for alcohol
  • spray bottle for water
  • gloves
  • scissors
  • a pen or pencil


  • wax paper for wrapping your acrylics
  • a heat gun if you have one

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 Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU19, 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: skwduran@msn.com
Website: www.SandraDuranWilson.com