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Paint Like Gustav Klimt (Ages 16+)

Paint Like Gustav Klimt (Ages 16+)

If you are hesitant or are interested in painting in acrylics, and want to explore more mediums, this is the workshop for you! Students will create paintings that are influenced by the great Gustav Klimt. (Students can use small inexpensive liquid acrylics, available and Michaels Craft Store, so it won’t be a big investment if they are new to acrylics.) Karen will demonstrate the painting of people, but students can pick their own subject. You will learn to actually scrape on color using a credit card! Amazing colors and forms are created with this method. Adding gold will add to the fun! As a bonus, Karen will teach the art of wire drawing. Drawing with a permanent marker that looks like a wire sculpture will not only loosen you up but it will improve your drawing skill as the same time! Win-Win! This is Karen’s favorite new technique. It has to be seen to be understood. Come ready to explore new techniques and take your paintings to the next level! Karen Knutson is a popular workshop instructor who believes that painting should be fun as well as productive.

Supply list: 

  • Paints: liquid acrylics – bring whatever you have
    • Any blue, red, magenta, and yellow
    • Carbon black
    • Any favorite colors
    • Heavy body (tubes) titanium white and hansa yellow medium
    • Any gold/metallic paint and/or gold deco foil that you already have
    • (Optional) Pebeo gold Porcelaine outliner paint
  • Brushes: Acrylic brushes (but watercolor or oil brushes will work)
    • 1” Flat
    • ½” Flat
    • #6 round
    • Cheap 2 or 3” brush for preparing the paper
  • Paper
    • One sheet Strathmore Aquarius II 500 series cold press 80 lb paper
    • Quarter sheet 11×15’ 140 lb cold press paper
    • Tracing paper
    • Graphite paper
  • Board for support
  • Acrylic Matte medium
  • Wax paper for palette
  • One bottle Rubbing Alcohol (mask if its smell disturbs you)
  • Jumbo cotton balls and Q-tips
  • Clear small ruler
  • Water container
  • Spray bottle
  • Full roll of paper towels or box of tissues
  • (Optional) rubber brayer
  • Any special effects tools you already have
  • White chalk or white charcoal pencil
  • ATG or double stick tape
  • Any markers that you like
  • Reference photos
  • (Optional) glue gun
  • Apron or smock
  • Bag lunch

Class Refund Policy

Event Details

Date:
Thursday, February 6
Time:
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recurring:
2- Day Workshop, February 6 - February 7
Cost:
Members: $215
Non-Members: $270
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Venue

10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
Phone:
(239) 939-2787

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