New Class Date
Pulling Beauty out of Chaos
with Staci Swider
Monday January 23, 2017
10 am – 4 pm All skill levels welcome
In the midst of working on a mixed-media painting you can feel like you've created chaos on the canvas. Let me show you how to turn that chaos into something beautiful. I will take you step-by-step through the creation of a mixed-media painting, using texture paste, acrylic paint, and oil pastels. I'll show you how I create a painting from start to finish, including how to build a background, define shapes, create a focal point, and add details.
Staci Swider has been making art forever, and she remembers making furniture for her dollhouse out of recycled materials, and clothing for her dolls. This love for design led her to study textile design in college, and later created a career as a fabric designer/stylist in the home furnishings industry. Eventually the corporate work gave way to motherhood, and freelance design replace boardroom presentations. It was during those years that she discovered a love for painting, initially with watercolors. Currently she paints with acrylics, layering those with oil pastels and grease pencil, throwing a little collage at it on occasion, and building things just to shake it up a little. Staci's work has been featured in many solo and group shows, and has appeared in Cloth Paper Scissors and Quilting Arts magazines among others. Her new book is Acrylic Expressions : Painting Authentic Themes and Creating Your Visual Vocabulary, and she has a new set of four DVDs with Artists Network TV.
The session fee is $135.00...Sign Me Up