Visual Arts Workshop
Mixed Media Acrylic Workshop
with Patti Breidenbach
September 28-29 | 10:00am-4:00pm
Tuition $90 | Materials Fee $20
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita
The Magic of Layering: Creating Vibrancy with Color & Texture
The Magic of Layering is a mixed media workshop designed to acquaint students with materials and techniques to add complexity, depth, dimension and interest to artwork.
On day one, the instructor will demonstrate color, texture and layering techniques. Students will get acquainted with materials and techniques to begin working on a 5”x 6” gessoed page. There will be four pages available per student and a demonstration on how to bind the pages together for a simple book.
On day two, students will utilize the painting, layering, and texture techniques on an 8”x 8” canvas to create a finished work of art.
Astoria artist Patti Breidenbach’s art often presents a whimsical way to view her own world through layers with bright colors and textures. She says: “These days it seems we need permission to have fun—let go—and what better way to do this than through a workshop full of vibrancy.”
Breidenbach calls herself a ‘jack of all trades and a master of none.’ She credits a life of living in several states, and an exposure to different cultures for leading her to the colors and textures which influence her art. Art, like the roads we travel, offers many avenues to choose from when deciding what to make and with which medium. For Patti, these are the layers that influence her art along the journey.
Breidenbach who has a BFA in Jewelry Design, and K-12 Art degree is a retired high school art teacher. Her work has been entered in several shows in Idaho and Oregon and includes two one woman shows. She calls Astoria home, and it is where you will find her creating art using acrylic paint, textures and layering with passion.
Materials provided by the artist
Gessoed papers, 8”x8” canvas, 1” bristle brush, GAC 100, crafters acrylic paint, paper, fabric, lace, vintage paper, decorative tissue papers, postage stamps, other accouterments, odds & ends, plastic cards for spreading paint, stencils to use, and stencil brushes.
Optional materials for students to bring
Old greeting cards or images to cut up, scissors, decorative tissue paper, acrylic pen (fine tip) in black and white, scraps of bric-a-brac, cheesecloth, palette (or flat plastic lids), and if desired, a personal color palette with their favorite craft or artist grade acrylic paint.