Learn the inspiration and painting techniques behind the 9th Street Women: Joan Mitchell, Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan and Elaine de Kooning. These women were pioneers that burst the door open for us to paint impassioned, wild and exhilarating abstract paintings!
Students will discover paint staining, action painting, collage, goddesses, the figure and more! This class will set the stage to be in the creative mindset of each artist through lecture, slideshow, demo and projects worked on in class.
Substrate Mixed media paper (12 x 18 or larger), white Kraft paper roll (48″ wide), unprimed canvas (I bought a drop cloth and cut it into the sizes I wanted….way cheaper! WASH BEFORE YOU USE TO GET THE SIZING OFF)
Palette paper plates, or freezer paper or an old ceramic plate, styrofoam meat trays
Brushes small, medium, large, credit card, paint spreader, paint roller
Paint Acrylic, water media of any kind also ok, watercolor, gouache, inks
Mediums Acrylic Flow Release/Wetting Agent, Retarder, Gel Medium, Gesso
Drawing jumbo charcoal or graphite stick or sharpie or all!
Sketch book, pencil, eraser
Other: You will need plastic cups to mix very fluid paint!