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Fluid Acrylic Collage – Workshop by Becky Marcussen

When: Thursday, May 24th and Friday, May 25th from 9am4pm each day

Where: Effingham U of I Extension Center located at 1209 N Wenthe Dr., in Effingham

Becky Marcussen is from Effingham and a long time current EAG member and held many past Guild posts. Becky is a multimedia artist whose most current work is in watercolor, pastel, and egg tempera.  Those of you that know Becky know that she is extremely talented and a wonderful art instructor.  She is semi-retired from teaching for 16 years at Lake Land Community College at both the Mattoon and Effingham, IL campuses.

She taught all ages and mediums at here Illinos stucio for 16 years and also taught adults with disabilities for 8 years before moving to Pooler, GA to be closer to her grown children and grandchildren.  Becky teaches out of her Sangrena Woods Studio and various other locations in and around Savannah and Tibee Island, GA. She is represented by the Savannah Art Association Gallery, Chippewa Square in downtown Savannah. You may visit here website at www.marcussenmarks.com.  Many of you will meet Becky at the Southern Illinois Art Workshop May 21st-23rd at the Dubois Center where she will be teaching Soft Pastels.

Supplies Needed:
*Painting surfaces: heavy weight surfaces work best such as 300 pound hot press paper
or crescent illustration board number 200 or Strathmore heavy vellum illustration board.
I also like canvas boards that have been gessoed. Smooth mat board acid-free also works.
Please gesso ahead of time. Bring some 10 x 10 squares or 11 x 14‘s, a total of six or eight
for the class.
*Small plastic cups to mix with water to thin out paint for the tissue.
*Spray bottle to mist tissue to take paint.
*Scissors although tearing is probably preferable.
*A few tall kitchen bags cheap cheap.
*Water container.
*Golden fluid acrylics work the best but you may use any acrylics you have to save money.
We can make them work and for two days I wouldn’t invest. If you have fluid acrylics
Quinacridone magenta, Quinacridone azo gold, turquoise thalo, Black gesso and white
gesso. This limited palette will make a wide range of colored tissue.
*Polymer gloss medium for gluing also a glass jar with wide opening to fit a sizeable brush.
*Plastic dinner trays, Styrofoam trays, paper plates etc. to mix paint on.
*A brayer and paper towels.
*An assortment of brushes, especially a flat cheap brush to apply polymer when adhering papers.
Feel free to bring any interesting paper, rice paper, patterns and textures from magazines
newspapers, prisma color pencils, oil pastels, strings, etc. I also used old watercolors.
Patterns, print or type, stencils, use your imagination.
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Registrations with $50.00 fee need sent to
EAG, Box #111, Effingham, Il. 62401 by
Tuesday, May 5th, 2018. Contact 217-821-9766
for available space after the deadline.

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