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Art: Painted Pages

Painted Pages: Paint, Color, Paper, Play!

Touching a paintbrush to canvas can be quite intimidating. What if you make a mistake? How can you explore your ideas if canvas makes each stroke permanent? In this hands-on workshop, award-winning artist and instructor Jill Berry teaches painting fundamentals using a special paper (Arches Text Wove) that can be “fixed” when necessary (wow!). With such freedom and flexibility, Berry leads new artists through an exploration of color, paint and technique. Learn about the qualities of paints and pigments, and how to create luminous layers that look vibrant instead of “muddy.” Explore water-based mediums, as well as sumi and walnut inks, which are rich and smooth for added dimension. Discover techniques for creating texture by using unusual tools, such as cheesecloth, salt, wax paper and orange oil spray. Use symbols from around the world as patterns while you learn simple mono-printing and stenciling skills. Come away with a new skill and unique ideas for scrapbooks, cards, journals, collages or original paintings to frame and display. The majority of supplies are included. Seating is limited so register early!

Weekend intensive
Sat. & Sun., 9 am–noon; 1–4 pm,
Mar. 11 & 12, 2017
CRN 1032 / $215

Jill K. Berry has been a graphic designer and painter for over 35 years. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Newberry Library in Chicago and the Denver Public Library. She has written three art books and taught art classes nationally and internationally.

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