Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wonky Grids Workshop

My Wonky Grids workshop at AVA Gallery is now open for registration.  It's a light hearted, playful approach to abstract composition with paint and collage.  Register here.

Supply List
  • 90 lb or 140 lb watercolor paper 22”x30”, hot press, or smooth printmaking paper of comparable weight: 4 sheets, 22”x30”.  I use Stonehenge paper.  Cut your paper to 8.25”x8.25” BEFORE class.  You should get six pieces from each sheet.
  • Acrylic Matte Medium or Soft Gel: one pint. (I use Utrecht Matte Medium)
  • Acrylic glazing medium/liquid: one small bottle
  • Acrylic paint: artist-quality paints such as Golden, Holbein, Utrecht, Tri-Art, Windsor-Newton, Blick Artist Arcylics, etc. You may supplement these with student-grade paints. 
  • Disposable palette: pad of paper style, 9”x12”
  • Drawing materials: pencils, various pens and markers, graphite sticks, watercolor pencils and crayons, charcoal, (any of these that you care to use)
  • Brushes: bring a variety, some watercolor brushes, smaller flat ones, glue brushes
  • Brayer: soft rubber, 2” or 3”
  • Spray bottle for water
  • Big roll of absorbent paper towels
  • Stamps and stencils of your choice (optional)
  • Stash of collage papers : think pattern and color, not image or texture.

$5 Materials fee includes:
  • Loads of cheap drawing paper for making collage papers
  • Drawing materials to share
  • Pearls of wisdom
  • Chocolate, if you're good.

I highly recommend that you order your supplies online well before the workshop.  The local art supply store does not carry many of the items on this list.


  1. Oh, Please! offer this one as an online class!! Or have you, and I missed it? Everything about this event resonates with me...especially the "lighthearted, playful approach".

    1. THanks for the suggestion! It WOULD be a fun online class; I will definitely give that some thought.

  2. Signed up for this class. Can. Not. Wait.