Learn How to Make Eye Candy with


Learn How to Make Eye Candy with
Learn How to Make Eye Candy with
Paints, Pastes, Gels and Iridescents.
Presented by Author/Artist Patti Mollica
In these one-day workshops, you will learn how to use the vast array of acrylic gels, pastes, grounds and
paints to create exciting effects in your artwork. Workshops are open to all levels of painting experience. No
drawing or painting experience necessary. Full explanations of materials used in class will be provided, as
well as many suggestions for innovative applications. All paints, pastes, gels, and informational booklets
with hand-painted color charts and color mixing instructions are provided free of charge. Supply list will
be provided upon class registration.
Patti’s book, “Modern Acrylics”, is available in art stores or on Amazon.com. It covers the latest innovative
techniques using acrylic pastes, paints and gels as well as the exciting new digital transfer techniques.
Paint with Shimmer and Shine
Learn interesting uses for Iridescent and Interference paints, and how to incorporate them into paintings and also as a unique surface for
drawings. We will learn a variety of stunning techniques for both collage and painting uses. We will use interference, (think butterfly wing
colors) iridescent metallics, pumices, gels and other unusual acrylic materials to create exciting shimmery color combinations, unique
textures and eye-catching effects. No drawing or painting experience necessary. Learn how to put some bling into your artwork! No prior
experience necessary. Suitable for all skill levels.
Seductive Surfaces for Watercolor and Mixed Media Applications
Ever wished for “liquid watercolor paper” or “watercolor white-out” or an alternative to the common texture of commercial watercolor paper?
Learn to create a multitude of surfaces with acrylic gels, grounds and pastes that can enhance textural effects in your painting, and provide
beautiful and unusual elements for collage. Explore grounds for washes, glazes, texture and layering, for both drawing and painting. This
class will be exploratory, fun and inventive. No prior experience necessary. Suitable for all skill levels.
Image Transfer and Gel Skins for Painting & Collage
Explore a variety of ways to make transferable gel “skins” and other methods for transferring imagery - photos, drawings, paintings directly into your artwork. This hands-on workshop will explore all the basics of creating acrylic transfers through several methods, on a
variety of surfaces. Learn how to transfer images from your inkjet printer directly to any surface! Acrylic Transfers can be applied to paintings, mixed media projects, journal-making, fabric art and more, so come see how you can use these fun and easy methods in your own
creative process. No prior experience necessary. Suitable for all skill levels.
Print making Without a Press Using Acrylics
This unique workshop focuses on easy techniques that allow you to create exciting images very quickly, as well as stamping, rubbing using
stencils, and creating texture, without the need for oil based inks and solvents or special equipment. An ideal process for those attracted to
more abstract imagery. No prior experience necessary. Suitable for all skill levels.
OPEN - The Acrylic that Thinks It’s an Oil
Come explore all of the possibilities offered by the amazing line of OPEN Acrylics from Golden. OPEN paints and mediums have a unique
set of relaxed working properties that allow them to stay workable for hours and days, allowing artists to practice a variety of techniques that
are familiar to oil-based paint users, such as smooth blending, soft edges, subtractive painting, plein air techniques, glazing in layers, printmaking and more! This workshop will present tips, tricks and technical information about these amazing paints. Suitable for all skill levels.
Color Theory vs. Pigment Reality
Become a color guru! Learn how to mix an entire color spectrum from just 3 pigments. Learn essential information about the two classifications of pigments, transparency vs. opacity, mixing clean colors, mixing colorful neutrals and glazing. You will be provided hand painted
color charts and mixing formulas. This information can be applied to oil, watercolor and other wet media. This is a great foundation for beginners, but even advanced artists will be surprised at how useful this class is. No prior experience necessary. Suitable for all skill levels..
How to Paint Fast, Loose and Bold Using Heavy Body Paints and Gels
This is a workshop for painters who want to loosen up and learn a fun, expressive way to paint, or beginners who want to learn to paint. You
will be taught a simple method of painting in which you will use big brushes, lots of acrylic paint, and work in a bold, expressive manner.
You will quickly see that “its not about WHAT you paint, its about HOW you paint it.” The most common everyday objects can become a
work of art, when you paint them according to this method. No prior experience necessary. Suitable for all skill levels.
For more information, contact: patti @ mollicastudio.com