Art Workshop

Making Exciting Fluid Beauty:  Alcohol Ink Workshop 
Instructor: Margaret de Haas van Dorsser
Saturday, April 21  |  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuition: $45.00
Materials Fee: $40.00 (to be paid directly to instructor)


The Hoffman Center offers a one-day “Making Exciting Fluid Beauty” alcohol ink workshop, for students 18 and older.

Portland artist Margaret de Haas van Dorsser, known nationally for her beautiful landscape designs, has explored many forms of art.  She says her latest interest in alcohol inks has “sent me on a creative journey to experiment in making art that is freer and fluid.”

The use of ink and ink washes is an ancient art. Alcohol ink, a vibrant and breathtaking medium, opens a new and wonderful fluid art form for artists of all levels. Alcohol inks come in a wide range of colors that can be used on many mediums such as glass, metal, tile, ceramic, and paper. The versatility of alcohol ink attracts artists fabricating jewelry, decorating ceramics, or glass, multimedia crafts, or painting fine art.

Using the unique medium of alcohol ink, students will create one-of-a-kind works of art on tile and will also experiment with alcohol ink on Yupo, a new type of plastic paper. Each participant will go home with a kit and several finished pieces.

All materials are provided, and students are encouraged to bring a paint shirt or apron to protect clothing and gloves to prevent hands from staining.