Summer Workshops

Thursday, July 5 (7-9pm) & Saturday, July 7 (12-4pm). String Gel Abstract Painting Workshop w. Allyson Thain


Suitable for beginners and advanced. Supplies not included. 

Have you ever wanted to learn ways to use string gel and pouring mediums?  In this fun 2 part workshop, you will be using these two different acrylic mediums to create a very unique and dynamic painting.  

Thursday evening 7-9pm.  We will prep our boards and discuss the step by step process. We  will then create our designs with the string gel on the boards, which will need to dry thoroughly. 

Saturday day 12-4pm.  On Saturday the pouring medium comes out to play!  We will manipulate the colours using various techniques, and layer the colours to create beautiful effects.  

No refund for missed class. Can gift spot to a friend or if there is a wait list then refund is a possibility.

Materials list in 'Additional Information'

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String Gel Workshop Supply List

Liquitex String OR Golden Clear Tar Gel (size approx 250 ml)

Liquitex Acrylic Pouring Medium (946 ml)

Palette knife or knife

Paint (transparent colours work best).

I used:

 - Quinacridone Gold

 - Quinacridone Magenta

 - Van Dyke Brown

 - Paynes Grey

 - Turquoise Deep 

# of squeeze bottles to match the number of paint colours + one extra for water

16 x 16 deep profile birch panel

White Gesso

Paint brush for gesso

Spray bottle

Paper towel

Optional: Latex or nitrile gloves

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at 403-880-5301, or by email at allyson.thain@gmail.com