Paint Splash: Contemporary Acrylics with Tracy Felix Fraker

DATE/TIME:  Saturday, August  29 / 10am-4pm

COST: $125.00

REGISTRATION: You can register for this class by calling in, coming in, or online. Scroll ot the bottom of the page for online registration. 

LOCATION:  ART works Building at 200 Dayton (2nd and Dayton)... about two blocks south of ARTspot.

DESCRIPTION: Paint Splash is the once a year summer workshop designed around watermedia techniques to create loose, free and full-of-life paintings.
     This class is great for experimenting... discover new effects and ways to handle paints. The wet flowing nature of acrylics can mimic watercolor paints, but so much more! We can drizzle, create resists, squirt, pour, splatter and manipulate wet paints in so many interesting ways.
     We will set one painting out in the sun to dry and keep on painting, rotating our canvases to take advantage of the sun. This is a great class to practice painting in series, so plan on bringing at least two canvases so you can paint on one while the other is drying.
      A great play date for anyone interested in adding some new ideas to their process of making art. You will love the way pigment travels and blossoms with wet-on-wet techniques.

SUPPLY LIST:  You can purchase all the quality art supplies on this list at ARTspot. Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies during the course. All items on this list are available at ARTspot.
    I ENCOURAGE experimentation, so a variety of supplies is welcome. I strongly encourage you to use artist quality paints - I use Golden paints as the pigments are pure and bright.
    Questions or info about these supplies? Feel free to email Tracy at Any one of our ARTspot staff members would be happy to answer questions and/or set aside what you need so you are all ready for class. 425-640-6408.

PALETTE  • You can use a rectangular Tupperware type container with lid or can purchase a sealing palette for acrylics to keep paints from drying out. We recommend the Artelier Airtight Peel-Off Palette.

PAINTING SUPPORTS - required to have at least two of the following
11x14, 16x20s or similar size stretched canvas, 300 lb watercolor paper stretched onto Gatorboard or Aquabord.

PAINTS: Assortment of Golden Acrylic Heavy body tube, Fluid Acrylic Paints, or High Flow Acrylics -   required

One Jacquard Mica Powder color of your choice
2-3 Inktense Color Pencils
Any other watersoluble graphite pencils, color pencils, crayons or watersoluble pastels you have or would like to try. Ask ARTspot staff to show you the variety of these products.

MEDIUMS: Soft or Pourable Acrylic Gel Medium - required – your choice of glossy or matte
Use this to collage, or stretch out the coverage of your paints.
Optional -  Acrylic Heavy Gel Medium – your choice of glossy or matte
Optional: add molding paste if you want to add stenciling texture effects.

Variety of ACRYLIC Bristol and/or synthetic Brushes - be sure to bring large size brushes!

One flat sided metal palette knife.

Optional to bring: but we have these here at the ARTspot studio for you to use:
sharpie marker
spray water bottle
paper towels
apron or old shirt

Complete registration by checking out with the shopping cart in the upper right corner.