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Workshop Title
The Magic of Using Palette Knives
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
... Other medium:
Heavy Body Acrylics
Subject / Focus
Summer forest with birch trees and forest flowers.
Class Description
Join Sherryl Hopper as she demonstrates the different mark making techniques that can be used with the various palette knives. This will be followed by a demo of painting the background, the trees and forest flowers.

Sherryl is more than happy to answer any questions you might have throughout the workshop.
About the Artist
Sherryl Hopper has been painting for the past 35 years. She has mainly been a self taught artist and has taken many workshops over the years with talented and competent artists in the U.S. and Canada, and continues to do so.
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Paint / art media
Paint: HEAVY BODY Acrylics work best:

Suggested Colours:
- Titanium White
- Cobalt Blue
- Sap Green
- Teal
- Paynes Grey
- Yellow
- Purple
- Burnt Umber
- Burnt Sienna
- Green Gold
- Orange
- And any of your favourites
Art Surface / Support
- 12”x12” or 11”x14", or 12”x16”” or 9”x12”

- **NOTE: Gesso your canvas**

- The instructor will be working on 12”x16”
Supplies and Tools
- A variety of palette knives
- 1” brush
- Small brush
- Matte medium
- Gesso
- Palette paper
- Water container
- Paper towels
- Apron
Reference materials
- Reference photo will be supplied prior to the start of the workshop.
- You may also use your own reference photo if preferred.

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Materials the instructor will provide
- Reference photo

Workshop Outline: Complete: All-4 Class Series, 1 only-Single Session, 1 & 2 - Saturday OR Full Day

Session 1
- The instructor will demonstrate the various marks that you can use for the different knives.
- Followed by sketching out the landscape.
- Sherryl will then demo the first stage of painting in the background, and the main trees.
- There will be a short break.
- Next, we will paint in the flowers, branches and ‘eye candy’.

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