Alcohol Ink Painting

Date: 6 Thursdays, September 15 to October 27, 2022 (no class 10/20)
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Level: All
Location: Classroom 5A (Building 27)
Instructor: Dana Meachen Rau
Tuition: $160 Members save 10%
Cancellation Policy

Class Description

Bring your sense of adventure to this class, where we will play with alcohol inks. The saturated colors and wanderings of this medium on nonporous surfaces create unexpected images, unplanned patterns, and many happy accidents. Over the six weeks, we'll explore various techniques, such as blowing, painting, layering, resist, and wet-on-wet, as well as line work, adding details, and finishing options. We'll even play (safely) with fire!

Materials List
A set of alcohol inks (cost about $25-$30)
91% isopropyl alcohol
Yupo Paper (cost $15-$20)
Soft watercolor or acrylic brushes
Small plastic palette
Small plastic containers/cups
Paper towels
Small sprayer
White Gel pens or pit pens
Plastic or metal drinking straw
Cotton balls
Gloves (optional)

I will provide some other painting surfaces and will collect a small materials fee in class when the time arises.

About the Instructor

Dana Rau is an artist and writer who explores mediums of many kinds and relishes any chance for creative play. With a degree in creative writing and art history from Trinity College, and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, she is the author of more than 350 books for children. Currently, she teaches writing classes at FVAC and spends days creating in her sunny studio. Visit Dana's website.