Expand your painting skill set by exploring the possibilities of using fluid acrylics to paint like watercolor artists. With a watercolor-like application, students will have the opportunity to learn about this unique and versatile medium while utilizing the elements and principles of design. Working with a limited color palette, students will work from simple still-life setups and photo references to delve into this unique medium. This workshop offers beginners and experienced artists alike the opportunity to learn new techniques and be inspired by the innovative applications of fluid acrylic paints.
Below are samples of work that may be explored within this workshop:
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.
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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.