All on Board for Mixed Media

In this class, you will experiment and play with all the boards and panels that are on the market today. From the incredibly versatile Claybord to Gesso Board to Pastel Board to MDF to Wood panels, we will check out all the rigid substrates.  Work on a number of pieces at one time, trying the same technique across the board (tee hee) to see how they react and how unique effects can be achieved. You will work with stencils and texture mediums, crackle paste that really cracks, gold leaf and 3D semi-sculptural elements.

We will play with acrylic paints, inks, paint markers, soft and oil pastels, airbrush paints and rubber stamps. Carve texture into the pieces and also build textural dimension on top of the pieces. Paint and collage and distress to your heart’s content. And finally, learn how your end products can easily be bound into books or mounted on floating cradles.

Mary Beth will bring all the supplies except for a few listed below.