Houston Civic Arts Assn. - Workshops


 2015 Workshops


Carol Nelson- EXPERIMENTS IN MIXED MEDIA - 4 day workshop $450

Limited to first 16 who register

$225 deposit required with registration. $100 of the deposit is a non-refundable application fee.

Workshop Dates: 5/18/2015 - 5/21/2015  9 a.m. to 4 p.m., one hour lunch break

Location: Houston Civic Arts Association

In this abstract mixed media workshop, Colorado mixed media artist Carol Nelson will demonstrate a variety of techniques she uses in creating her abstract mixed media paintings.  You will learn how to prepare and use tyvek, rusted iron paint, combusted and embossed foils, acrylic skins, stencils, marbleized paper, clay medallions, and hand-made squiggle paper.

Carol will demonstrate epoxy resin application. She will discuss the importance of composition in abstract work. You will learn about various adhesives, methods of presentation for finished work that will not need frames, and money saving substitutes for some expensive art materials. There will be handouts detailing methods and materials.

Carol will bring a large variety of materials for class use.  There will be a $10/person materials fee for tyvek, red rosin paper, iron paint and activator, foils, YES paste, clay and a large selection of specialty papers.

Carol is a certified Golden Art Educator, and uses Golden Fluid Acrylic paints.  She strongly recommends that students bring Golden Fluids, although any acrylic paints can be used.  Golden Fluids are so concentrated, the 1 oz size bottle will last a long time.  Her favorite colors are listed on her website, carolnelsonfineart.com. She will also bring some other Golden paints and specialty mediums for the class to try.

Supply list:
Golden Fluid Acrylic Paints

Polymer medium, gloss and/or matte

Gel medium, soft or regular, gloss or matte

Custom Patch - available at Home Depot in the paint dept, OR molding paste
plastic sheet protectors (Office Max, Walmart)

shaving cream aerosol can (not gel)

Tulip puffy paint - available at Michaels, in white and/or black

Substrates: wood panels preferred, but stretched canvas is OK.  Home Depot has 1/4 inch MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard available in 2x4 foot sheets that they will cut for you at no charge.

Please keep sizes in the range of 6x6, 8x8, 10x10, 8x10, 6x12, etc. About 3-4 panels total depending on how fast you work.  Each student will receive one 6x24" MDF panel.

Unprimed wood panels should be gessoed before class.

Any collage ephemera you may have.

The usual stuff - brushes suitable for acrylic and w/c, water container, hair dryer, palette knives, paper towels, scissors, pencil, palette, spray water bottle (old hair spray bottles are the best), spray alcohol bottle (optional).


To register, please fill out the form found at http://files.faso.us/3757/4041.pdf  and return to HCAA with a $225 deposit (balance due April 15th), or the entire $450 fee. $100 of the deposit is a non-refundable application fee.


Contact Information:

Jo Mullendore or Mary Ann Dean

jmullendore@att.net, maryanndean@att.net

Houston Civic Arts Association   

3707 Westcenter, Suite 110

Houston, TX 77042