Instructor Susan Mencini
# of Days 2 Days
Start Date September 28, 2024
End Date September 29, 2024
Location The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center


Experimental Acrylic & Design Workshop

DATES/TIMES: September 28-29, 2024  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, Ski Holes, Fluid Acrylics

Susan Mencini, Seasons of Redemption, Fluid Acrylics

WORKSHOP SUPPLY LIST: Susan Mencini Experimental Workshop Supply List 2024


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

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