Workshops at the Blue Too Gallery – painting lilies & resin art

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VALA has NEW  Workshops Available Beginning in April!!

**All events  and workshops will be safely conducted adhering to social distancing protocols and masks when appropriate.  Details will be provided for each event.

https://www.valatx.org/tickets/easterlily2021 – Register

‘Easter Lily’ Paint With Me! Workshop

By Christine Smith-Atkins

When: Sun. April 4th 2-4pm

Where: Blue House Too Gallery / Artspace (formerly ZGallerie) – 988 Village Green Dr. Allen TX 75013

Who: This class is for all painting levels, no prior painting experience necessary. Ages 13+

Join me for this fun Painting Class, where we will paint together step by step this lovely Easter lily Acrylic painting on a 16 x 20 canvas. Christine has taught painting for many years in several ‘paint and sip’ studios, privately and through college programs.

*BYO Champagne, and we’ll supply the O.J. for Mimosas while you paint!

Painters will also receive a lovely flower and a surprise filled Easter Egg as an added gift to take home with your beautiful paintings!

**All materials are included! 16 x 20 Canvas

https://www.valatx.org/tickets/bhtresinws2021 – Register

RESIN ART WORKSHOP By Christine Smith-Atkins

Saturday April 17th 2-4pm

where: Blue House Too Gallery /Artspace (formerly ZGallerie) – 988 Village Green Dr. Allen TX 75013

In this workshop you will learn to combine pigments with Resin and pour onto a 16” x 16” Da Vinci Gesso 7/8 panel board to create a beautiful compelling piece of abstract art! You can use acrylics to paint your board first to create an interesting base painting for added depth, or go straight into pouring tinted resins onto your white board. Either way, you will end up with a beautiful original Resin Art Piece!

If you’d like to add additional elements to you board, such as crystals, rocks, flowers, leaves, etc. bring in whatever you like! Just about anything can be added to wet resin, so tap your creativity and push the envelope in this free form workshop.

I will share my experience for best practices in this medium to help guide you in the creation of your masterpiece! No experience is necessary. Open to ages 12 and up.

Please NOTE***Resin takes about 10 hrs to fully cure, but begins to set after 45 mins, so art pieces can be left to dry and picked up at a later date (during normal Gallery hours), or you may bring in a box, lid or container large enough(at least 18” x 18”) to transport it home after the workshop.

**ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED (except added in items you bring if desired)

Includes: 16” x 16” DaVinci Medium Textured Gesso Panel (7/8 cradle board)

Acrylic Paints, Mica Pigments, Resin and general supplies(gloves, cups, mixing utensils, brushes, paper towels, etc.)

I will have a few kitchen blowtorches and 1 heat gun, for all to share. Feel free to bring your own if you wish.

*Social distancing will be adhered to, and masks are recommended inside the gallery, however if you would like to remove your mask while working at your table you may.

*Limited to 12 participants. Fee $55