Class meets at our eastside location.
Class InformationITEM #:G004TIME:06:00pm - 08:00pm (Th)DATE:01/17 - 03/07FEE:$139.00LOCATION:CTC 331INSTRUCTOR:Catherine Ekhoff
Instructor: Cathy Ekhoff
Cathy Ekhoff is an artist who believes that creativity is a natural state of being; an expression of who we uniquely are, once we leave behind self-doubt and judgement. Thirty years in education has exposed Cathy to the variety of learning styles that learners of all ages possess. She has studied with many local and nationally known artists, such as graffiti artist Jesse Reno. These experiences enrich her classroom activities and makes her work a standout. She is inspired by her family and the close examination of nature, especially bugs! "Hmm, how do we make that more interesting?" Full of encouragement and creative approaches Cathy will take you on a playful journey to your personal creativity while using the principles and elements of design.
Abstract Acrylic Painting
Supplies needed for Abstract Class:
• Acrylic paint-bring what you have and enjoy using. Include opaques and transparent colors, black, white and the basic colors. You may use Dick Blick Acrylics, Utrecht paints, Golden, Liquitex and any craft paints, depending on your familiarity with the colors and confidence in applying them. I encourage mixing your own colors so I recommend including:
• a warm and a cool blue, such as ultramarine blue and cobalt blue
• a warm and a cool red, such as
• a warm and a cool yellow, such as cadmium red medium and vermillion
• Brushes - an assortment of flats (2", 1", 1/2") rounds, a fan brush, and inexpensive chip brushes (white bristles from the hardware store) and any scrappy brushes you have
• Paper or other supports: I like using a pad of Bristol paper at least 11x14. Strathmore Aquarious II is another excellent "printing making" paper that is wonderful. You may also choose watercolor paper or canvas boards or stretched canvas as well.
• A mixed media sketch book. I prefer the large 11x14 and the 9x12. Look at the weight of the paper and choose the journal with the heaviest paper. I want you to take notes, jot down ideas, and paint in your sketchbook and glue papers down on pages.
• Exacto knife. I like the Snap-Off Blades
• Matte medium
• Gloss medium
• White gesso
• Black gesso
• Oil pastels-especially black, white, red, yellow
• Mark making tools like graphite sticks, colored pencils, markers, etc
• Tracing paper