EXPANDED CLASSES OFFERINGS

SPRITZ PLUS

Finding merit in the "less is more" concept and the power of imprecision, this class focuses on the soluble properties of markers and other water-based media to achieve watercolor effects using rubber stamps. Bleaching out imagery on black paper, then re-introducing color with high contrast accents is also tackled to achieve startling effects. 

We continue by taking all the fun ideas covered in the first half of the class and give ourselves some serious play time putting them to use. We’ll try pretty much anything from cropped efforts for some A-2 size notecards, to larger watercolor treatments to page size artwork that can be mounted on other flat surfaces like the composition books seen in the samples.

Chlorine bleach is used in this class. Due to the caustic nature of this chemical, students are STRONGLY warned of the hazards! Suggested safety materials may include - but are not limited to - latex gloves, a work apron, and eye protection. Remember to take care, and to look out for those around you and their property, and the property of the sponsoring institution for this class.

Runs 6 hours (not including a break around the mid-point) and includes handouts and a large supply of instructor-provided supplies. Students will be responsible for a minimal list of specific required materials. Max - 12 students. 


      




 

Samples are only indicative of class exercises.  Specifics and results will vary.  More examples using techniques from these classes may be seen at www.fredbmullett.com.

 

ELEGANT MESS PLUS

A veritable food fight of a class! Where the spontaneous meets the specific. Where the positive meets the negative. And where leftovers go to play. We will fiddle around with principles of figure/ground relationship as we integrate Ranger Color Wash Dyes and Luminarte H2Os, collage, stencils, and stamps on Oriental and watercolor paper with remarkable results.

We then take the Mess approach to festively decorating papers further and play with positive and negative space using stencils and masks. All in-class efforts focus around a 2.5" x 3.75" note card treatment, but this process is suitable for large format work as well. Understanding the concepts of positive and negative space can add miles to one's artistic efforts!

Runs 6 hours (not including a break around the mid-point) and includes handouts and a large supply of instructor-provided supplies. Students will be responsible for a minimal list of specific required materials. Max - 12 students. 


(Adirondack Color Wash chart showing various dilutions)



   

     

   

       

Samples are only indicative of class exercises.  Specifics and results will vary.  More examples using techniques from these classes may be seen at www.fredbmullett.com.


...and remember:

BEST is a four-letter word
NOTHING
lasts forever
IDEAS
will serve us better than systems
PLAN
like the Tortoise, EXECUTE like the Hare.
The only way to learn is to LISTEN; to your teachers, to your experiences and to your fears.



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