Art workshop is a meeting in a group to engage in discussion or activity on a particular aspect of fine art creation, or a study session with emphasis on art theory.
If you are interested in testing new methods and materials, I can bring you some of the best art supplies I know, with tools for demonstration and practice. We can use your art materials to extend your techniques.
Fine art media I know well and use with standard and refined methods:
- Acrylics: impasto, glazing, gessoing, toned gesso, isolation layers, monoprint without press, monotype, intaglio;
- Watercolor: transparent or gouache;
- Burnishing, montage, collage, assemblage ,with mica mineral and metals, embedding sand, natural fibers, creating textures, etc.
- Sumi zen brush, parallel and fountain pens;
- Suminagashi ("floating ink" or simple marbling),
- Dry media:
- Color: pastel, conte, and watercolor sticks;
- Black and white: charcoal, graphite - drawing and underdrawing.
I love oils, but do not work with them anymore.
Art materials and techniques are the substances used in the creation of a work of art and the methods to apply them: production, manufacturing techniques, and processes.
Artwork can be made up of many different parts, each composed of different materials, or made using different techniques. Materials can be formed and applied to a ground (support) in many different ways.
Support is the primary material of which the object is made (e.g., canvas, or paper). There may be primary and secondary - mounted - supports. Materials that are applied over the support (e.g., paint, graphite) are the media.
Materials I use the most are cotton canvas and rags, paper, inorganic pigments dispersed in water with acrylic polymer or gum arabic (acrylic and watercolor paints, gouache, inks), graphite, and charcoal.