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PAD 20 - Absolutely Beginning Painting Workshop


with Suzy Ferriss

Calendar Nov 3, 2019 at 10 am

A beginning one day workshop that presents to students the absolute basics of painting.  Students will learn to work with acrylics, while becoming familiar with the techniques and styles of other media such as oil and watercolor. This is the perfect class for those new to art, as well as for those who want to further develop their skills.

Supply List:

  • Acrylic paints. You will need at the minimum the 3 primaries (red, yellow, blue), the 3 secondaries (orange, green, violet), and white and black. I advise that you purchase a 12 step color wheel from the art supply store or find a color wheel in an art text which you can use as a reference when purchasing your supplies. (try to match your paints to the colors on the color wheel as closely as possible.) You can buy the tubes of paint individually or in a set. The purchase of additional colors is optional. Liquitex makes a good line of acrylic paints. Some recommended colors are: titanium white, ivory black, cadmium red light, yellow light hansa, cadmium yellow light, cobalt blue, prism violet, cadmium orange, and light green permanent.
  • 3 or 4 synthetic brushes suitable for use with acrylics. Should be assorted rounds and flats, ranging in size from small detail brush to 1" flat.
  • One small prepared canvas (stretched or board).
  • Disposable paper palette pad or plastic mixing tray (styrofoam or paper plates work well also).
  • 2 plastic cups for water.
  • Absorbent cotton rags or paper towels for cleaning and blotting.
  • Sketch pad, suitable for mixed media, approx. 14" x 17" and/or
  • Bristol board pad, medium finish, approx. 18" x 24".
  • Sharpened drawing pencil (hb or 2b recommended).
  • Eraser (art gum, pink pearl, and/or kneaded eraser).
  • Scotch magic tape, painter’s tape, or masking tape.


  • Your choice of other painting media, such as watercolors, gouache, or colored inks.
  • Sheet or roll of graphite paper
  • Ruler


About the Instructor:  Suzy Ferriss is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked in the fields of drawing and painting, puppetry theater, filmmaking, photography, and writing. She currently teaches a variety of art classes that include drawing, acrylic painting, abstract painting, watercolor, color theory, and collage. Ms. Ferriss has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards towards her work and has participated in both group and solo exhibitions in the U.S. and in Europe.



PAD 21 - Forever Yours, Holiday Family Workshop


with Michelle Kimmons

Calendar Nov 3, 2019 at 1 pm

Using mixed media materials, each family group will create an accent piece to be featured in our Holiday Show "FOREVER YOURS".  Enjoy the process of co-creating a piece together and seeing your work on stage!  After the show closes, you get to keep the piece you created to add to your home holiday decor.  The fee of $55 is per family and each family will create one piece.  One adult will register online for the family group.  All materials, refreshments and a Callanwolde tour is included in the fee.   

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