9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Class Fee: $39, plus $15 payable to instructor for materials
Instructor: Debra Dresler
Come join the fun and bring family and friends for an exciting painting event. This art ink medium can be used to create glowing paintings, gorgeous ceramic tiles, and more. Unpredictable, wildly colorful, vibrant inks are used on non-porous surfaces including metal, plastic, glass, Yupo paper, and tile. The possibilities are endless! The colors are fluid dye mixed with rubbing alcohol that can be used full strength for intense bursts of color or diluted for a subtle look similar to watercolor washes. They are intermixable and can be brush painted, dripped, spattered, stamped and air blown. This fun class will introduce you to the medium by crafting two ceramic tiles. Framing and finishing options will be discussed.
No painting experience required. A pre-class email will be sent for other materials options. Bring an apron or wear old clothes.
Instructor Debra Dresler, a St. Croix Valley native, has a rich career in the arts beginning as a studio portrait photographer. She then owned a nationally marketed hand-painted fabric company specializing in acrylic painting and surface design for Interior Designers. Stroke Of Art studio was founded in 1986 where Deb designed and marketed art in many mediums including jewelry making, silversmithing, mixed media sculpture, iphoneography, alcohol ink and acrylic painting, and most recently digital art making. She has also been an instructor in calligraphy, jewelry making, painting, and photography. She believes everyone is a creator and encourages wild abandon and adventures in all forms of art making.
Deb has exhibited at many juried art shows, including Twin Cities local galleries. Her work has been seen at the Smithsonian Museum gift store, International Center for Photography in New York and the International Gift Fair in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta and Philadelphia. She holds awards for her art and her artwork can be found in private collections including Francis Ford Coppola, Ansel Adams Museum and Sundance Film Festival. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org