Susan Carlin

Four Saturdays in June
A DRAWING AND PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH SUSAN CARLIN
$160

WORKSHOP IS FULL
Please contact if you would like to be on the waiting list.

June 9, 16, 23 and 30
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Increase your confidence in your drawi
ng skills, in your ability to see value correctly, in your ability to mix the colors you want, be more deliberate in the quality of your edges. We'll also discuss some composition considerations for more effective drawings and paintings. That's a lot to learn in such a compact workshop, but this workshop is as much for the brave beginner as for the seasoned artist who wants to build on her/his mad skills.

There will be an hour lesson on specific areas relating to being more accurate in drawing and painting at the beginning of each session. The remainder of the time will be individual instruction. So, bring a current project to work on, or start something afresh. You may work in oil, acrylic or pastel, or focus entirely on drawing, if that's best for you.

Supplies: Whistle Stop Corner has tables, chairs, table easels, odorless mineral spirits and walnut oil for you to use.

Oil Painters-
Pad of Drawing paper any quality, but at least 25 sheets. Masking tape. The blue or green kind is easier to remove. Drawing media Graphite pencils, 2B and softer, or charcoal pencils, and kneaded eraser. Drawing board or piece of Masonite an inch or two larger in each direction than your drawing paper and your canvas or panels. 11x14 canvases or panels (unless working on something already began). Palette- one with a lid is always good. 3-5 brushes from small to large (flats and filberts are most useful) oil paints: a good basic array is Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White and Ivory Black. You may add and other colors you like. Two small lidded containers 2-6 oz is large enough. A roll of paper towels or a stack of cheap paper napkins.

Acrylic Painters-
Same as above, but acrylic paints, of course. And only one lidded container.

Pastel Painters-
Same as above minus the paints and brushes and palette and containers. Instead, you'll need to have a good set of pastels, no fewer than 75 sticks, and be prepared to remove most, if not all of the paper labels. Medium value, neutral color sanded pastel paper is the best, but may use Canson Mi Tientes pastel paper in medium value, neutral color, as well. No Strathmore paper. At least 3 pastel pencils- brown, black and white. Newspaper or aluminium foil to make a dust catcher for the bottom of your drawing board. An old throw rug for the floor under your work area to prevent falling pastels from breaking.

Drawers-
Pad of Drawing paper- any quality, but at least 25 sheets. Masking tape. Blue or green kind is easier to remove. Drawing media- Graphite pencils, 2B and softer, or charcoal pencils, and kneaded eraser. Drawing board or piece of Masonite an inch or two larger in each direction than your drawing paper.

Susan Carlin 210-602-8562, susan@susancarlin.com, whistlestopcorner.com, susansartjournal.blogspot.com

 

 

Ailee, oil portrait 40x30

Wide World: Jury's Top Fifty, 2011 Salon International,

Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio

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