Subject Art- Abstract Garden
Class Objective- How to develop a pictoral language using symbols from landscape. How to create abstract paintings with focus on shapes, balance and color . Give yourself permission to find that inner voice though a sense of play with methods to coax out or spark the artist within. Using a multitude of methods of the arts from painting, pouring intentionally coax out the beauty of nature. Step-by- step instruction focuses on form, line, and comfortable strokes. Questions are welcome in class.
Local Classes In The Villages, FL
A FRESH APPROACH TO PAINTING I will be teaching in the Enrichment Academy Learn and Grow Classes this fall starting in October 2017, located at Lake Miona
These classes use acrylics to introduce, help identify, develop and build your own unique style. Please join internationally exhibited award winning published artist, Arrachme, to learn fresh unique visual painting skills and techniques. After years of listening to students she developed this course espcially for you. She learned how to unlock the flow of creativity by teaching specific techniques in each category which enhance the senses. Arrachme is currently exhibited in museums worldwide drawing ideas from this experience as well. Her proven program applies 12 steps start the beginner with good habits and the seasoned artist to grow. You can take the classes in any order. No stress, No judgement. just and easy fun experience.
When Can I sign up for Fall Classes with the Villages ? – Answer – August 3, 2017, when The Villages publicly invite everyone at The Sumter Landing Event.
You can call me with questions about supplies or the class instruction 828-230-6613.
When Can I watch the free Introductory videos on the online? Answer. You can watch my Free Introductory Videos Now. Click on the online page of this website. The Introductory videos are FREE for our class. Please look at them as they will help you understand how to use acrylics. You can print the pdfs so that you can read the information if this will help you. There are no strings attached.
General Supplies are listed to create an artist’s tool box. You will not use all these colors in each class. If you are limited in your budget and are only taking one class, just call and I will tell you which ones you need to get first. Don’t forget to look at each specific class under special supplies to see if there is something special needed for that particular class. (updated 5-16-17)
Main General Paints Supplies
Liquitex heavy body paint tubes (not Liquitex basic paint ,not other brands)
- titanium white
- hookers green(***open tube-should look black inside not green)
- light blue permanent
- light blue violet
- alizarin crimson
- naples yellow
- cadmium yellow (or a bright yellow)
- portrait pink
- phathlo blue (green shade)
- brilliant blue
- napthol red
- dioxazine purple
- transparent Raw Sienna
- raw sienna
- brilliant violet
- Phathlo green- yellow shade
- Golden Paint – 1 –Pathalo Blue – small bottle (used on water paintings)
- 1 white jar of gesso
- 1 black jar of gesso
I do not use fluid paints with the flip top.
Canvases are 16 x 20 unless otherwise specified
Main paint brushes
Here are some suggestions for brushes
- a square brush that comes to a chiseled flat edge (e.g. Bright #8 Princeton 6300B )
- angled brush (e.g. Princeton angular bright 6300 AB #12 and 6)
- a tiny fan brush
- a round thin point brush
- a soft wash brush. (e.g. Princeton 1″ #4050W – clear handle)
- a large foam brush
- a large flat basic brush
- 1 angle pallet knife (preferably metal)
Basic painter’s required supplies are:
- a water bucket
- paper towels (important)
- water spray bottle ( med in size not the tiny one)
- table cloth
- Masterson stay wet pallet ( not the big one or one with cups).
- Please bring your own canvas. (16 x 20 is recommended unless otherwise noted)
- orange base coat paint- Daley Rowney
- round yellow pottery sponges, and a sea sponge
If you are local – DK Art Supply on Hwy 441 Leesburg, FL – 352-326-9555 open Mon – Sat, usually everything and Dennis the owner will make a package for you. Just say you are taking Arrachme’s classes.
Location – We will resume classes in one location ” The Villages Fall 2017″ – All residents and non-residents will be welcome to take classes. The classes will be held in Lake Miona Recreational Center
See Below Upcoming Classes -click on the class pictures to see details and special supplies and or instructions for each class.
Subject Art- Abstract Garden
Subject Art- Outside The Box
Class Objective- Think outside the box. Turn shapes into an abstract painting. What does abstract painting require of us? Traditional painting conforms to a sent of guidlines from reality. Abstract painting lets you explore further outside the box to external sources to find the resources where expressiveness exsists. Step by step exercises will unlock the keys to the kingdom.
Source Art- “In the Swim” is one painting from Arrachme’s signature seascape series, “Fluid Dreams”, that are in private collections.
Class Objective- translucent moving water in the ocean . layering, glazes, happy water or surface combinations
We will paint active water in an ocean setting using Arrachme’s signature “Z” brush stroke. Learn the secrets to painting beautiful deep ocean water perfectly. Collectors of her paintings remark that they evoke fond memories of cruising on the ocean. They can feel the waves moving.
Paint Colors – liquitex heavy body paints from the general supplies - white, phthalo blue green shade, violet blue, light permanent blue, hooker green, alizarin crimson, yellow, diaoxazine purple , Golden - high flow- in squeeze bottle phthalo blue
Special Supplies –phthalo green -yellow shade, golden high flow phthalo blue, linen square 20” x 20” canvas or a 16 x 20 retangular regular canvas depending on which paint you choose. You do not have to use a linen canvas. If you do not use a fine sanding block to smooth the canvas. See the main page for basic supplies that artists use such as plastic tablecloths, paints, a canvas, a Masterson small travel pallet, easel, (you will be painting flat most of the time),bucket for water, brushes. Call is you have questions 828-230-6613. There are also free videos here on this website and on you tube by this instructor that you can watch so you can be prepared for an acrylic painting class.
Subject Art- Walk In The Woods
Class Objective- Learn to balance your composition with colors and images in one gentle workshop. Beginners welcome. Start with a gentle low horizon line and beatiful warm color.
Time – 12-4:30pm
Paint Colors – Liqutex heavy body paints from your general supply list, yellows, hooker green, alizerun crimson,indian yellow, white reds
Special Supplies for this class – we will use some of our background orange, brilliant yellow green
See the main page for basic supplies that artists use such as plastic tablecloths, paints, a canvas, a Masterson small travel pallet, easel, (you will be painting flat most of the time),bucket for water, brushes. Call if you can not find a single sheet of gold leaf for group sharing. Call is you have questions 828-230-6613. There are also free videos here on this website and on you tube by this instructor that you can watch so you can be prepared for an acrylic painting class.
Subject Art- Successful Abstract Painting
Class Objective- Pure Abstracting. Abstracting Composition using organic materials and black gesso. How to create abstract paintings with focus on shapes, balance and color. Give yourself permission to find that inner voice using elements of nature and natural methods to coax out or spark the artist within. Step-by- step instruction focuses on form, line, and comfortable strokes. Questions are welcome in class.
Time – 12-4:30pm
Paint Colors – Regarding paint, bring the paints that you have. Noting specific is required except black gesso and die colors such as Indian yellow, phthalo blue meaning anything transparent that you may have.
Special Supplies for this class – regarding special supplies bring a pencil or a charcoal pencil. You will need a canvas or canvas board to paint on. The usual painters supply like a table cloth, water bucket, paper towels, painter’s palette are listed on the main page of this website.
See the main page for basic supplies that artists use such as plastic tablecloths, paints, a canvas, a Masterson small travel pallet, easel, (you will be painting flat most of the time),bucket for water, brushes. Call is you have questions 828-230-6613. There are also free videos here on this website and on you tube by this instructor that you can watch so you can be prepared for an acrylic painting class.
Subject - Inside The Wave
Class Objective- When the choice you make take to to the inside of the wave. You will be able to choose the color options and see samples of what making these choice might look like. Painting is sometimes a series of bold moves like in the game of chess. This class may get you closer to taking those risks or not. Observation may be enough. You may think the colors are perfect the way they are. That is a choice too. No stress.
Also learn layering, glazes contemporary abstract water. Learn how to paint the inside of a a rolling wave.
No stress. Relax.
Subject Art- The poured flower- Using line as an emotional element painting
Class Objective- you will pour and paint in combination and learn to use a liner bottle which you will make in class
Paint Colors – we will use small golden squeeze bottle of high flow paints. Bring your basic paints, a few colors of golden high flows.
Special Supplies – a couple liner bottle where you will make your own liner paints. these are squeeze bottles that come to a point that are not open. you will cut them off in class with a scissors. If you are not sure what a liner bottle is please vist DK Art supply in Leesburg as they will have all the supplies needs for the classes ready. It is up to you which color combinations that you will like. You will not need all of them. A couple pictures have been provided below.
Brushes- Princeton brown handled flat chiseled edge brush, small round brush. You are welcome to bring the brushes that you have. The goal is that you have a medium firm brush and a soft brush.
Subject Art- “Breath of Nature”, Original curated into South Korea Museum exhibtion 2017 ”
Class Objective- Powerful color blending. We will focus on creating a stand alone background then a watch what happens with the foreground. Learn the magic.
We will learn the secret to painting fantastic contemporary abstract backgound. You do not have to use a tree in the forgroud. The class is mainly about creating a abstract foundation that will result in a successful painting.
choice in the
Source Art- Dat At The Beach
Class Objective- Layering, glazes, happy water or surface combinations. Contemporary abstract water. Another unique way to paint water. Painting water formations initially appears to be a daunting task. This is a gentle sweet painting of easy water coming in on the shore. No stress. Relax.
Paint Colors – Liquitex - heavy body - white, naples yellow, portrait pink, blue violet, light permanent blue, hooker green, alizarin crimson, phthalo blue green shade, phthalo green yellow shade. Golden-high flow phthalo blue green shade
Special Supplies – phthalo green yellow shade (notice this is a different color than the one above) , 1” wash brush - optional