Shari Pratt – Mixed Media: Building the Surface – January 20 & 21, 2018

Mixed Media: Building the Surface with Shari Pratt
2 day workshop – January 20 & 21, 2018
7 spots open

Registration opens October 25th, 2017

Cost: Member $155.00       Non Member $180.00

Maximum of 16 people in class so register early

Shari’s website:

This workshop will introduce how to build up surface texture, imagery and pattern using both collage and assemblage techniques, combined with a range of textural acrylic products. Gain a concise understanding of the qualities each acrylic product offers; in creating texture, various surface responses to paint in a range of techniques and methods of altering both wet and dry surfaces. Experiment with a range of acrylic products and methods of layering, resist, masking, and how to reveal or conceal under layers. Exploring various acrylic products for their gluing properties; learn which products are most effective for a range of papers, fibre, found materials and objects. Learn techniques for layering imagery, pattern and text into surface using transfer, paint and drawing methods. De-collage surface techniques; cutting, peeling, tearing, sanding, scribing and scraping. Glazing and tinting techniques; creating aged, distressed, weathered and fossilized affects.

Supply List

1. Acrylic Paints: Suggested Colors:
• OPAQUE colours:
• Titanium white
• Cadmium yellow (or Hanza yellow)
• Yellow ochre
• Cadmium red
• Ultramarine blue (or Cobalt)
• Burnt sienna
• Mars black (or Ivory Black)

• TRANSPARENT colours:
• Zinc white
• Quinacridone Magenta
• Nickel Azo Yellow
• Phthalo Blue

2. Mediums:
• Soft Gel medium (gloss and matte)
• Heavy Gel medium (gloss)
• Molding Paste
• 1 of either: fiber paste, glass bead gel, tar gel, pumice gel, or clear granular gel

3. Photocopied images – laser copies (mostly B&W, with little grey)

4. Collage items such as:
• Scrapbook papers
• Stencils (reusable)
• Feathers, buttons, rocks, metal pieces, fabrics, string, thread, lace, corrugated cardboard, old photographs, etc…

5. Brushes (bristle and synthetic):
• 2-3 flats (sizes 2-12)
• 2-3 rounds (sizes 2-12)
• 1″or 2″ nylon ordinary house painter’s brush

6. 4-6 Stretched canvases, wooden panels, or 300lb (hot or cold-press) watercolor paper with board (surface sizes: 12” to 20”, for example a nice size is 12 x 24)

7. Masking tape

8. Palette knife

9. Palette – an acrylic palette must be waterproof and large enough to mix paints on. The most economical is a clip board used with palette paper.

10. Water bowl, rags (j-cloths)

11. Blow drier

12. Colour Wheel

Weekend Workshop Shari Pratt, January 20 & 21, 2018

  • January 20 & 21, 2018 Arrive at 9:30 to set up for 10am - 4:30pm
  • Registration for this workshop is done online using PayPal (preferred method). You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay by PayPal. It will accept either your Visa or Mastercard. Only click the submit button once and wait for the PayPal dialogue box to appear on your screen. Complete the process and submit.

    Alternatively, a member may register at a monthly meeting providing a completed registration form, downloaded from the website, HERE, along with a cheque for the full amount made out to the South Surrey White Rock Art Society. This must be given to either the Workshop Chair, Violet Smythe or the Society Treasurer, Thelma Newbury. Once your registration is processed you will receive an email confirming your spot. Please note that this is done automatically with PayPal registration/payment.