Workshop | In Full Bloom Concertina Art Journal with Kellee Wynne Conrad
Come join Kellee for her first concertina art journal class. We have a wild idea to work with - we will create Big and Bold artwork first by filling up a large sheet of paper with fun marks, drips of paint and lots of texture. This process is very freeing and will teach you how to enjoy working big without fear. There is no pressure because we will be converting our large sheet of artwork into a folded concertina art journal complete with a canvas cover and a hundred new ideas on how you can fill it up with your own artwork.
We will be focusing on spring flowers for this workshop but feel free to bring an alternative subject and Kellee will guide you through some new techniques. Many ideas will be shared and reviewed in this workshop, and a few pages will be completed, but it will be up to you to take what you learn and finish the inside of the concertina art journal at home. Once you know how to make this album you’ll probably want to make dozens, they are so addicting!
Supplies Needed -
Liquitex Professional White Gesso (must be a fluid gesso, not a thick gesso)
Favorite colors of fluid or soft body acrylic paint, any brand will work. If you don’t own paint, you can buy just 3 colors plus white to make any color of the rainbow: Primary Yellow, Primary Cyan, Primary Magenta - all from Golden Fluid Acrylics and available at The Queen’s Ink.
Stencils, pattern paper, mark making tools, etc…floral theme is best to create an “In Full Bloom” album, but feel free to pick your own theme - all the techniques will translate to other ideas.
Heavy Gel Medium
Brushes for stenciling and old brushes for the gel medium.
Good brushes for painting. Flat size ½” - 2” will work best. Teacher’s favorite are Princeton Catalyst Polytip
Queen’s Ink will supply a 22”x30” sheet of white Stonehenge paper per student.
Kellee will provide the chipboard and canvas for the cover.