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Painting Into Photographs

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Paint on your photos with acrylic paint! You will see a slide show on Friday evening of examples by contemporary artists overpainting photographs. You may be inspiried to completely obscure the photograph. You may want to delicately emphasize the subject in the photograph. Like old hand painted black and white photographs of the past, it is possible to change the photograph only a little. But contemporary smears of paint over a photograph today might be engaging too. By actually painting and drawing on the photograph the print is transformed. Be sure to check out the supply list and make multiple prints of your photographs so that you can experiment. Bring printed selfies or school portraits to paint over. Use color, line and texture with brushes and drawing tools. You will learn acrylic painting techniques such as glazing and scumbling. Discover printing and mounting options for your photographs. You will take home three or four overpainted photographs!

Class Details

2 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :

Location : Analy Hall Location : 
  Analy Hall.

Instructor : Monica Bryant 



Please read:  For the workshop, bring photos to paint. I will have enough materials for your experimentation. This is a guide for the materials we will use. Photos (required): • The photos can be of people (selfie), landscapes or objects. You may have an old black and white photo that you like. Protect the original and print a larger sized copy to paint on. • Bring copies of 3 different photos. Any size will work, ideally 5x7 or 8x10. Bring what you have and are willing to paint on. Bring duplicates to give yourself options. • Any paper will work to paint on: matte (my preference), glossy, and/or copy paper. Additional materials that I will provide. Tools: • Scissors • Straight edges (rulers) • Brayers (rollers used in printmaking, soft and hard plastic roller for adhering photos to a backing) • Brushes (round and flat) • Palette (disposable or plates of some kind) • Apron (or painting clothes) and disposable gloves • Rags, paper towels Paints: I frequently use Golden Fluid Acrylics. I will provide paints but you may want to invest in some of these colors or get a small set of 8 for around $30. Colors I will have on hand: * Carbon Black * Titanium White * Raw Umber * Burnt Sienna * Permanent Green Light * Teal * Cerulean Blue, Chromium * Ultramarine Blue * Permanent Violet Dark * Quinacridone Red * Primary Yellow * Pyrrole Orange Spray Paints: I will have a few cans of artist grade, water based, spray paints available (it is best to use them outside). Mediums: Gloss medium works well as an all-purpose medium. Glazing mediums are also useful in painting. Liquitex® Glazing Medium & Golden Glazing Medium work well. Soft Gel mediums work well for gluing pictures as in collages. Backings for painted photographs: Wooden panels, canvas boards and nice paper can be used to mount your painted photo. I will have examples for you to see and try. If you have a weathered old board from a barn or some other found object you can mount your photo on, bring it. I will also have some gator foam board that can be used. You are welcome to bring your own favorite tools/materials to use, in addition to this list.



Registration Closes On
Saturday, January 18, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
1/17/2020 Fri 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Santa Rosa, Analy Hall  Map, Room: 750 Monica Bryant 
1/18/2020 Sat 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Santa Rosa, Analy Hall  Map, Room: 750 Monica Bryant