Using innovative art materials from Powertex
At The Iron Butterfly Studio 12802
McSwain Cypress, TX 77429
Learn to create a mixed media painting using Powertex, Stone Art, and dry pigments on canvas. This is not a “project” painting. Students will render their own subject matter using techniques demonstrated in the class. Powertex will be used as a base and as a medium combining dry pigments, paper and other materials to develop a 3-dimensional mixed media artwork. Whether you are a beginner or advanced artist who wants to add additional techniques to their tool box, this class is adaptable to your skill level.
Deborah Hill is a mixed media artist with a primar focus on water media which she defines as “just about anything that can be cleaned up with soap and water”. She enjoys working on paper with watercolor, gouache and inks and also on canvas or hardboard with acrylic and polymer resins (Powertex) incorporating papers, fabrics, plus a variety of found objects for dimensional /layered effects. Many of her pieces have a distinct bricolage flare, “if it’s handy it may find its way into the piece I’m working on at the moment”. What she says about discovering Powertex…… My work was evolving and I had become a bit dissatisfied with some of the acrylic mediums readily available to me. I came across these products and it was exactly what I needed to fill the gap. It really revolutionized my approach to creating a piece of art, but more importantly it is water soluble and meshes seamlessly with the other mediums I love. For me it’s a perfect fit. I’m able to produce what’s coming out of me without having to struggle with materials.
Cost and Supplies
Cost: $150.00 for both days, this includes a $25.00 supply fee
What you will need to bring:
One substrate (can be a primed and stretched canvas or cradled gesso board) no larger than 16”x20”. The 1.5” depth canvas looks nice but is not necessary.
A few brushes from ½” to 2” …..nothing special just something to move paint around.
$25.00 Supply Fee includes:
An assortment of decorative papers, textiles and other materials to incorporate into artwork
Water buckets and other necessary containers
Sundry tools, i.e. scissors, box blades, palette knives, stir sticks, brushes, etc., for your use during the workshop. We will break for lunch, you may brown bag it if you choose.
Date and Time
A two day workshop
Saturday June 23rd from 10:00 to 4:00
Sunday June 24th from 1:00 to 5:00
The Iron Butterfly Studio
12802 McSwain Cypress, TX 77429
Contact Deborah Hill 713.408.1769