MCA invites you to join us for our next art workshop #atTheBrick: FLUID ART Acrylic Pouring and Embellishing 2-Day Workshop! Come CREATE with us May 20 & May 21 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at The Brick Gallery in gorgeous downtown Ocala (23 SW Broadway Street). In this 2-day workshop, students will explore the super fun pour painting technique and create surprise random patters with flow acrylic on canvas.
MCA Members: $60
Non Members: $65
ALL materials included for both days!
Day 1: Learning the technique of pour painting with a “Flip Cup” and “Cell Activating Blowing”. Students will learn to pour and create surprise random patterns with flow acrylic on an 8×10 canvas. If time allows, a second canvas may be created. Canvases must dry overnight before any embellishments can be added.
Day 2: Students return with reference photos, or sketches to create the embellishment part of their painting. This will explore the “negative space” aspect of their work to develop images. Or, students may add images to their paintings as they are inspired.
All materials will be provided! This is a messy class, so make sure to wear your “play” clothes. We will also have aprons available. All students will be entered in a drawing by the instructor to win a free framing of their work. MCA classes ar BYOB! Students 21+ can bring their own beer, wine and snacks. Grab a bottle of wine from Stella’s Modern Pantry or The Keep Downtown right across the street and make it a “Paint & Pour” Party (wink, wink)!
About the Artist: Recently transplanted to Florida from Pennsylvania, Bridget, and her husband Jim, left the cold winters and retired from their horse farm to live on a beautiful lake in Dunnellon. Bridget now could dedicate herself to art and re establish her picture framing business. Bridget has always been extremely creative, and mostly self taught. She had a niche for pen and ink animal portraits for years and has drawn over 200 portraits of dogs, cats and horses–even a parrot! While she loves watercolors and mixed media, 2020 gave her time to explore new mediums and acrylic pour painting is her latest passion. She developed a unique style which she calls “fusion” between slightly abstract and realism. Her Paint Your Pet Portrait and landscape classes are very popular, and allows her to enjoy her other passion–teaching. She teaches painting and calligraphy at her studio and also Rainbow Springs Art in Dunnellon. See some of Bridget’s work at bridgethanleystudio.com.