Mixed Media with Melanie Morstad

September 27 to 29, 2019 (Revised Dates)

This workshop is an action packed exploration of the beautifully saturated colours of acrylic inks and mixed media. You will be working on a flat surface; dripping, pouring, spraying, brushing and scratching into the surface. We will play with texture by adding acrylic gels, pastes and collage, working on many paintings at once. We will explore trees, night skies and landscape. Come prepared to have fun and work on many paintings.

Registration opens at 6 pm on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

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About Melanie Morstad

Melanie’s Business Degree in Marketing combined with the study of painting at the Alberta College of Art and Design, has led to a thriving career as a professional artist. She curated and implemented over 175 pieces of original art in a permanent outdoor gallery in Alberta’s Fish Creek Provincial Park. She is President of the Burns Visual Arts Society, co-founder of the Parkland Solstice Festival Society and participates in various arts organizations. As a certified GOLDEN Artist Educator, Melanie is a positive and enthusiastic mentor and has developed a loyal following of students since 2005.

Light dancing its abstract reflections on the water’s surface, trees bending to the wind’s fury, the quiet contemplation of a gurgling creek, the passionate reds of a setting sun. Bold energetic colours are my emotional link to these personal moments in time. Images emerge on my canvas starting with a spontaneous process of pouring, dripping and spraying acrylic inks. The physicality of painting is like dancing the tango at the beginning, slowing to a waltz near the painting’s completion as my brush strokes become gentler and less hurried.

Learn more about Melanie Morstad at https://melaniemorstad.com/

Demonstration

Friday, September 27, 2019
7 – 9 pm
$5 for members, $10 for non-members
Maximum 30 attendees

Workshop

Saturday & Sunday,
September 28 and 29, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm each day
$60 for members, $100 for non-members
Maximum 10 attendees

Supply List (TBA)

Location

Kensington Art Supply
120, 6999 11 Street S.E.,
Calgary, AB, T2H 2S1

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