ALCOHOL INKS, EXPLORING THE MEDIUM by Teri Jones, 8 Sessions, Thursday, September 24 – November 12, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
We will start with a one-week review of the basic properties of alcohol inks, recommended tools and surfaces. From there we will explore the many ways to control the inks and how to plan and execute paintings. Each lesson will build on the skills from the last lesson and we will paint, landscapes, flowers, trees, barns and lighthouses. This will be an eight-week course featuring a demonstration posted each week for you to watch and then discuss with the class. The great news is the demonstration will be available for you to watch many times, giving students the opportunity to really watch how each technique is accomplished. There is a $10 fee included in the class cost that provides you lifetime access to the videos Teri creates for the class.
4x4 or 6x6 white ceramic tiles (Lowes or Home Depot)
Yupo or other nonporous synthetic paper
Ranger or Pinata Blending Solution
Mr. Coffee straws
Regular drinking straw.
Teri has been a professional artist since 1998 and has won numerous local and regional awards for her paintings. She is represented by galleries throughout the States and the Virgin Islands. She relocated to the mountains in 2012 and has her own studio. In this working studio, she paints and sells her watercolors, oils, and alcohol inks and also teaches beginning and intermediate art classes. Teri developed her unique teaching style after noticing how students struggled to remember each step of a painting. Breaking a painting down into simple segments helps beginning students learn by watching, and then doing the same process themselves.