Instructor Susan Mencini
# of Days 2 Days
Start Date May 6, 2023
End Date May 7, 2023
Location The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center


Experimental Acrylic & Design Workshop

DATES/TIMES: May 6-7, 2023  9:00 – 4:00 PM

LOCATION: Cuyahoga Valley Art Center

COST: Member $150 Non-Member $175

This workshop is for beginners and experienced artists alike who want to learn new techniques and be inspired by innovative applications of acrylic paints. Students will focus on design, format, and technique while using acrylic paint, mediums, and various mixed media options. Work completed will be expressive from a non-objective approach. Demos and group critiques will be short and to the point so that more time can be spent experimenting with various techniques.

Below are samples of work that may be explored within this workshop:

Susan Mencini, ‘First 11 Dots’

Susan Mencini, ‘Painted Remnants’

Susan Mencini, ‘Color Theory Grid’

Susan Mencini, ‘Me, Myself, & My Shoes’

Susan Mencini, ‘Sky Holes’

WORKSHOP SUPPLY LIST: Susan Mencini Experimental Workshop Supply List


Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. Please pack your own lunch for this workshop daily. If you cannot do so, there are local places where staff can recommend you order boxed lunches. Students will need to pick up these lunches during their designated lunch.

  • Payment in full is due 14 days prior to the workshop start date
  • All deposits, $50, are non-refundable unless the workshop is canceled by CVAC
  • Refunds, less deposit, will not be issued for attendee cancelations 14 days prior to the workshop start date


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Instructor Information:

Susan Mencini is a graduate of Cooper School of Art in Cleveland, Ohio, and studied at Kent State University. In college, Mencini majored in printmaking, a process that is still incorporated into their current body of work. Mencini primarily uses fluid acrylics with a transparent watercolor application. Mencini has taught at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center since 2004 and also teaches art at Cornerstone Community School in Tallmadge, Ohio. Recently, Mencini has won the Kaleidoscope Award at Summit Art Space in 2016.

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