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Urban Acrylics Adventure Series! (UA#1 - UA#5): Wednesdays

  • 15 Jul 2015
  • 1:00 PM
  • 12 Aug 2015
  • 3:00 PM
  • The ARTbar, 207 N. Broadway, Suite B6 (underground), Santa Ana, CA 92701
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Urban Acrylics Adventure Series

Sessions UA#1 - UA#5 (see below for descriptions)

Wednesday afternoons, 1 - 3pm (5 Sessions)

July 15th, 22nd, 29th, August 5th and August 12th


Save $9 off per session - that's a total of almost $50 saved!!!

5 sessions only $150


when you register for the whole series.


Urban Acrylics #1 (UA1):  Painting in Layers; 7/15

Project:  Journal

Love the cool and random look of urban backgrounds?  This class requires no painting skill yet produces amazing results using a variety of tools.  See how fun it is to use everyday items such as cardboard, cups, hair rollers, hardware items and more to create your own individual layered paintings. We’ll work on a special dry-wax paper surface that is flexible and absorbent (yet sturdy) – perfect for building up lots of luscious layers!  Use your favorite hand painted papers to make a one-of-a-kind composition book.  Plus leave with a stack of papers that can become the base of your next painting, collage, notecard or journal.  You’ll find that you can glue these edgy backgrounds to just about anything!


Urban Acrylics #2 (UA2):  Mark-Making; 7/22

Project:  Personal Symbols & Stamps

Take mark-making to a personal level.  Experiment with creating your own symbols to make your own style of marks on your paintings and mixed-media projects.   You’ll see how easy it is to design and carve your own unique stamp using carving tools and soft rubber.  You’ll make even more papers (add even more marks to ones you already have) –  in a more symbolic and intentional way. 


Urban Acrylics #3 (UA3):  Printmaking; 7/29

Project:  Urban Prints for framing or notecards;

Play with stencils, monoprints and Gelli Plate prints – the ARTbar way!  We’ll explore making our own custom stencils, as well as techniques in additive and subtractive prints.  Frame your favorite prints or turn them into a set of notecards.  Leave with some fun new stencils to use with your own projects.


Urban Acrylics #4 (UA4):  Mixed Media Mania!; 8/5

Project: 8”x8” Canvas

Wow – this class has it all!  We’ll combine techniques in layering and mark-making, along with paint pens, spraying, and lettering.  We’ll use paper, paint, canvas, ink, stencils and magazines to create our own mixed-media masterpiece around a theme of your choice.  If you’ve taken all the other Urban Acrylic “play”shops, you’ll have a blast expressing yourself and pulling it all together.  Or take this class individually and get a basic introduction to everything you missed!


Urban Acrylics #5 (UA5):  Paint by Pouring; 8/12; 

Project:  Grouping of (3) 4”x4” canvases

In this session, we’ll explore how to paint without brushes!  Learn how to mix your own custom colors using powdered pigments mixed with acrylic gels that self-level and create strings.   Create a grouping of 3 canvases that are sure to be conversation starters, plus be part of our glow-in-the-dark painting collaborative that will be displayed at the next Santa Ana ARTwalk.  Oooh . . . Aaaah!

Sorry, there are no refunds or rescheduling of missed classes when you purchase with the series. 


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