Thu, Jul 15 | Swinton's Art Supplies

Fearless Abstract Painting Boot Camp

Play, experiment, have fun! Explore spontaneous creation with an emphasis on "no rules!" Three BEST SELLING workshops in one: Fearless Abstract Painting, Fearless Metallics & Distressed Mixed Media.
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Fearless Abstract Painting Boot Camp

Time & Location

Jul 15, 10:00 AM – Jul 17, 4:00 PM
Swinton's Art Supplies, Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing, Fisher Street Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

About the Event

Three BEST SELLING workshops in one: Fearless Abstract Painting, Fearless Metallics & Distressed Mixed Media. Play, experiment, have fun! Explore spontaneous creation with an emphasis on "no rules!". Join professional artist Samantha da Silva as she shares her unorthodox method of painting: Rollers rather than brushes, tables instead of easels, lots of paint and water, canvas manipulation and plaster, salt, sand and wood shavings to create ethereal, textured abstracts. Heart-centred discussions will be offered to assist you to let go of fear, silence the inner critic, turn up your intuition & explore your own artistic style in a safe, supportive environment including 6 Questions to Help You Paint Fearless, Compassionate Critiques, How to tell your painting is finished, and so much more!  No previous artistic experience necessary, just an open mind and an open heart.

  • Fearless Metallics Workshop is a modern twist to using metallic paints, powders & gold leaf.
  • Distressed Mixed Media Workshop incorporates collage, newspapers & paint scrapers to create simulated marks of age & wear. 

WORKSHOP OUTLINE | 3-days (15 Participants)

DAY 1

1. Philosophy: 

  • The process of creation evolves into ideas.

2. Materials Overview: 

  • Deep VS Thin profile canvas artist VS student quality paint.

3. How to Begin: 

  • Fear no canvas: Set your intention on your canvas

4. Fearless Abstract Painting Foundational Techniques:

  • Use nature as a starting point paint application with a roller
  • Use water to blend colours
  • Canvas manipulation
  • Paper towels to lift & transfer colour

5. Texture

  • Modelling Paste VS Gloss gel
  • Plaster
  • Make your own mediums using salt, sand & sawdust

6. Create Depth in Your Paintings

  • Glazes VS Washes

DAY 2

Fearless Metallics: a modern twist to using metallic paints, powders & gold leaf

DAY 3

Distressed Mixed Media: incorporate collage, newspapers & paint scrapers to create simulated marks of age & wear

SUPPLY LIST

  • 1 - 3 landscape/nature photos that inspire you
  • 3 Canvases 24" x 30" each
  • 1 Mini Paint Roller
  • 2 Mini Paint Roller Foam Inserts 5 Acrylic Paint Colours of Your Choice (250 ml): Blue, Green, Red, Yellow & White
  • 1 Large Spray Bottle
  • 1 Modelling Paste 450 ml
  • 1 Gloss Gel Medium 450 ml 1 Painting Apron
  • 1 Metallic Pant (Copper, Gold and/or Silver)
  • 1 Metallic Powder
  • 1 Gold Leaf
  • 1 Paint Scraper
  • 1 Newspaper Bundle
  • 1/2 Cup of Salt, Sand or Sawdust (Not sold at Swinton's)
  • 1 Roll of Paper Towels (Not sold at Swinton's)
  • 1 Roll of Saran Wrap (Not sold at Swinton's)
  • 1 Spackling Paste 950 ml (Not sold at Swinton's)
  • 1 Drop Cloth (Not sold at Swinton's)

Please visit samanthadasilva.com for more information regarding the SUPPLY LIST & FAQ's

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