11:00 arrive at the art studio, which is in an iconic building, part of the Charlottesville skyline. Fifteen artists work out of this quirky and historic space. Outside you'll notice amazing graffiti art all around. It's a great spot to take colorful, urban pictures (we'll get to that after lunch ;)) 11:05 I will give you an introduction to my style of fluid art painting. You will choose the colors that you want to work with and the painting surface. 11:10 We make our paint mixture. I will teach you the secret to getting those wild and gorgeous cellular patterns that you see in my paintings. This is valuable knowledge, which took me years to gain! 11:15 We will do one test painting on 4x4 inch tile. This will determine if we like the colors we chose and if we have our paint mix correct, etc... 11:25 Now for the main work of art! You will apply what you just learned and produce a beautiful abstract piece, that you get to take home! I Will guide through the whole process, with the utmost care, so you produce something you absolutely love. You will learn the art of "stretching" the paint, which is a process unique to fluid art. It is where you get to dictate which direction the composition of your art piece will go. 12:15 Your masterpiece is done! It is best to leave it overnight to dry.
I am a practicing and professional artist and educator, since I earned my degree in fine art and painting from Mary Baldwin College, in 2003. I've lived and worked in Charlottesville for 25 years, minus about two years apprenticing with a master painter in Florence, Italy. I've spent 1000's of hours, honing the unique fluid art technique I am going to share with you. You get to use my custom mixed paints, which I make in small batches from powdered pigments. You will also use my proprietary paint medium, which is the secret to such magical results, with cells and lacing patterns in the paint.
Paints and painting substrates, gloves
-Working artists' studio, with 15 artists of different mediums, bursting with creativity. This is where you will create your own beautiful work of art. -If you are hungry after, an amazing hole-in-the-wall burrito joint is right downstairs! -The most graffiti intensive section of Charlottesville, great for colorful urban photography. I'm happy to take your picture!
最多4人參加，年齡須滿11歲。 Must climb stairs (three flights)
No artistic or painting experience or skills are necessary. Just come with a willingness to learn. Please wear shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty and possibly permanently stained with paint. I have aprons and gloves, but it is a very drippy process.
Create A Fluid Art Masterpiece