Monday, 17 June 2019

Art Van Go Workshops

We treated ourselves to a workshop with Art Van Go on the weekend. In order to get as many of us on it as possible we held it over 2 days.  It was a fast and furious pace with Viv Arthur telling us loads of information about all sorts of paints and mediums. She was a fabulous teacher who really knew everything about her products. 

mixing paint on a plastic palete

a finished sample
 Once we had played with making metallic paints or making metallic backgrounds we moved on
masking off areas

making more layers 

looking at transparent and opaque paint

the difference between colours on black and white fabric
  Here are the photos of all the marvellous work we did during the day.
putting on the base layers

it took a lot of concentration

playing with rollers made us very happy!

something interesting going on over there

Janet using her favourite colour

lots more concentration here too

layered pieces with masking tape on

what was the surprise Carole?

lots of markal sticks being used

torn masking tape for a different effect

and once you have taken it off you can keep the masking tape for other work

Viv told us that she is hoping to retire.  We will miss her very much and wish her every happiness when she does finally put her feet up. Thank goodness we got this workshop in now - it was great fun and the results are fantastic.

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