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Small Art: Big Ideas

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Small Art: Big Ideas
Rebecca Wild
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$360 plus $16 Materials Fee
Total Cost:
Minimum Age Level:
Skill Level:
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February 26, 2019
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Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

This idea-packed workshop will introduce you to new techniques that integrate art and words. Working on small format paper, 7\" x 7\", combine drawing materials, acrylics and hand cut stencils with handwriting (no matter how readable) to create a series of richly layered, meaningful pieces. All the user-friendly methods link together to allow endless possibility for individual expression and enable you to add greater depth to your art. You will complete the class with a stunning series that is luminous in both surface and personal reflection, a set of detailed instructions and a hand-built portfolio to house your \"small art.\"

About the Instructor(s)

Rebecca Wild is a Pacific Northwest artist and calligrapher from Port Townsend, WA. Her work pairs a love of letter forms with the luminous characteristics of drawing materials and paint. She uses text as a tool for both conveying message and creating abstraction. Originally from West Virginia, she was a calligraphy and art instructor in Portland for 25 years and now teaches workshops throughout the West Coast. Rebecca is an enthusiastic and organized instructor whose emphasis on process and technique is infused with creativity and encouragement. She strives to help beginners feel successful and to give established artists fresh ideas.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Words and texts that inspire you and that you will use in your art

• Several images or silhouettes that relate to the texts you are bringing. Try to choose images that aren’t

very complex such as organic shapes, geometrics, leaves, etc. We will cut simple stencils based on these

forms. Bring images no bigger than 3\" x 4\" (Coloring books can be good sources)

• Scrap paper 15 sheets (8 ½ x 11 is fine) This can be used copy paper not printed on one side

• 4H, 2B, 6B pencils (or similar variety of graphite pencils) (Not water-soluble kind.)

• Be thinking of color palettes that appeal to you and choose colored pencils and pastels accordingly

• A small set of Prismacolor Artist’s Quality colored pencils (or similar) or 2 warm and 2 cool colors of

Prismacolor colored pencils (or similar)

• We will be layering on top of these with water-based media so avoid watercolor pencils.

• Soft Chalk Pastels not oil pastels. Choose 3-6 colors of your choice. Choose deep hues that are saturated with color. Avoid pale hues. Pan pastels are expensive but well worth it. Mungyo pastels are very affordable and work well as do Alpha Color brand. Avoid Nupastel brand. (Rebecca will bring extra pastels to share)

• ½ sheet of sandpaper 220 or finer. This will be for grinding stick pastels.

• Pencil sharpener

• Tuff Stuff eraser or Tombo Mono Zero Eraser or General's Factis Mechanical Eraser or Pentel Click Eraser

if you can’t find one of the other 3 (they are the fine tip white erasers that are housed in a retractable

case). My favorite is Tombo Mono Zero)

• Staedtler Mars White Plastic eraser

• Kneaded eraser

• A flat, water color or acrylic brush approximately 1\" or bigger. Will be used with acrylic paint. Should be

soft bristles. I like the Dick Blick Scholastic Wonder White Flat or Bright #20. Serial #05380-1020.

• Pointed brushes, bring a variety of small to medium sizes (also known as round brushes). They will be

used with acrylics.

• Small scrap of a soft, fine weave cotton rag (old t-shirt is especially good)

• Towel or rag or paper towels for wiping brushes

• Sharp x–acto knife #11 or #16 with extra blades (or similar)

• (Self-healing) plastic cutting board any size

• Roll of Scotch Magic Tape ¾\" green label (must be this brand, size and kind) Do not buy blue label


• Roll of (approximately) 1\" or wider yellow Frog Tape for Delicate Surface or regular blue painters’ tape

(not the super lock blue)

• Metal ruler with cork backing or a cheap wooden ruler with a metal edge

• Paper sack to use as a garbage can


• If using Pan Pastels bring applicator tools

• Lettering/calligraphy/mark making tools

• Wipies

• An assortment of pointed and flat brushes that can be used with acrylics

• Drafting brush

• Apron

• Small sharp scissors

• Acrylic pens or inks

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

Strathmore 500 paper

Canson paper

Wax paper

Contact paper

Tracing paper

Instruction sheets


Pastel and graphite applicators

Powdered graphite and containers

Acrylic paint and medium

Fun foam for embossing

Glue sticks

Fluid acrylic paints

Acrylic markers for sharing

Color wheels for sharing

Tailors’ chalk for sharing

Additional pastels for sharing

Stencil brushes for sharing

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