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Thursday Book Study - Abstracts in Acrylic & Ink

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This book study (Book Club) is a comprehensive hands-on approach to learning from Jodi's book "Abstracts in Acrylic & Ink". Facilitated by studio director, Andrea, you will be guided through each exercise and demonstration and provided with all the materials you need to complete your work.

Here is the published description of the book -

Splatter, stamp, scrape, repeat. A quick-start guide to beautifully layered and textured abstracts!

While there are many approaches to painting abstract art, Jodi Ohl's philosophy is to simply start. In this book, the successful, self-taught artist helps you "dive in with an open mind and fearless heart." Everything inside is geared toward kick-starting your creativity:

An exciting series of 22 fun-to-follow, step-by-step projects.
A tantalizing variety of approaches and inspirations for applying and manipulating paint, crayons, pencils, ink, paper, photos and more.
Quick and loose exercises for building a library of ideas, color palettes, patterns and designs to use in future paintings.
Loads of practical advice, including how to stock your studio without going broke, the five must-haves mediums, and how to finish and protect your artwork.
For beginners eager to get to the "good stuff" and for artists looking to expand their repertoire, it just doesn't get any better.

Every action-packed page will have you trying something new and pushing your boundaries!
Make marbled acrylic skins * Add a stain * Discover instant gratification with Yupo paper * Achieve the wonderfully aged look of image transfers * Play with graffiti-style art * Experiment with gel mediums * Incorporate non-commercial add-ins like eggshells and netting * Create incredible abstract landscapes and cityscapes * And so much more!


We will cover the book over 8 consecutive weeks.

Week 1: Working Fast & Small (p19-21) + Elements of Art & Principles of Design (p55-56)
Week 2: Moving past the Blank Canvas (p23-25) + Creating your own Colors (p58)
Week 3: Using Yupo Pper to Create Backgrounds (p26-27) + Graffiti Wall on Yupon (p105-107)
Week 4: Gel Medium & Gesso Transfer (p41-43) + Grid Collage (p117-119)
Week 5: Creating Depth with Glazes (p 51-53)
Week 6: Art inspired by rocks & patterns (p65-69)
Week 7: Creating Landscape with Texture (p79-81)
Week 8: Simple Grid Form (p87-89)