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Getting Grounded – Online Workshop


Tuesday, January 31st | 7:00 -9:00pm PST | Zoom

An exploration of how artists start paintings, learn hands-on by trying traditional techniques and see how the first layers affect the final piece.

See below for supplies list and more info!

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Using acrylics, we will explore traditional methods for using grounds and underpaintings by painting the same mini landscape with a different process each time. There is no right or wrong way to start a painting, but you will uncover which techniques work best for your own artistic process.

  • Suitable for beginners and experienced artists
  • Artists should be comfortable with using Zoom as a meeting participant
  • Participants will get a summary sheet after the workshop as well as access to the recording for 30 days.

Supplies list

  • Flat 1/4″ paint brush and flat 1/2″ paint brush.
  • Acrylic paint: primary magenta, primary cyan, primary yellow, carbon black, titanium white, and transparent red iron oxide.
      • Note: artist-quality paints are recommended for best results (Golden or M. Graham). If you don’t want to buy too much expensive paint, a shortcut is to buy an artist-quality white and then student-quality everything else. 
  • Water container
  • Paper towel
  • Mixing palette (can use wax paper or the lid of a container too)
  • Pencil and eraser. Bonus: white chalk if you already have some.
  • 11″ x 14″ canvas board, divided into 6 equal sections with masking tape. Please prep ahead of time by painting the bottom 2 rectangles with magenta and cyan, like in the photo below. The rest of the rectangles can be left blank.

Minimum 4 participants, maximum 12.

Cancellation policy

  • If Abby cancels the workshop for any reason including not enough participants, all participants will be fully refunded.
  • Participants may cancel up to 48 hours in advance and be refunded. However, cancellations with less than 48 hours before the workshop will NOT be refunded as it is difficult to fill empty spaces at the last minute.