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Class List

Acrylic Inks Class Stacie Clark, Instructor

Date/Time: June 5, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Supply List

You can purchase items at:

  • Michael’ Arts and Craft or Michaels.com look for regular coupons
  • Dickblick.com (online art supply wholesaler)
  • Locally at Art Department located in downtown Salem near JC Penny’s
  • Any other art/craft supply that might have the items below

What are they? Acrylic Inks come in small eyedropper bottles holding very strong pigmented watery paint. There are several brands. The one I use and is most common to find is Liquitex Professional Acrylic Inks

Starter Basic Colors: Buy individually or in a 4 piece Liquitex Professional Acrylic Ink set (comes with pouring medium that we can use but don’t need for the class) and you can use coupon on all three at once

1 Blue, 1 Red, and 1 Yellow of your choice I will be using - Phthalocyanine Blue Yellow Medium Azo Quinacridone Magenta

Expanded Color List: These added colors will create more diverse color choices. Buy upfront or add as you gain interest. They will be demoed in class so you can see how they are used. Carbon Black Transparent Burnt Sienna (orange brown) Transparent Raw Sienna (dark brown) Transparent Browns do come in a set. Transparent Burnt Umber (yellow brown)

Paper: Watercolor #140 weight paper pad at least 9 x 12 inches recommended brands Canson or Arches

Paint Brushes: A variety set with different shaped heads and sizes are helpful to painting. At very least one ½ inch or larger square head and one small round detail brush. Soft bristles work best.

I really like Michael’s brand Artist Loft Super Value Brush Pack available in a set of 25 or 50 pieces

If you have brushes from home that have never been used in oil based paints, bring them in and we can try them

Palette paper or paper plates: Due to the nature of fast drying paint I wouldn’t recommend a plastic palette. You can use paper plates or purchase a packet of a waxy paper called palette paper.

Note taking paper and pencil/pen

This class is $20


Masking Fluid Class Stacie Clark, Instructor

Date/Time: June 12,10:00AM - 12:00PM

(If you have supplies already – use those first and then add as wanted) Salem-Keizer Area art suppliers or online sales:

  • Michael’s Arts and Crafts (coupons are online at Michaels.com)
  • Craft Warehouse (often on sale)
  • Art Department (locally owned, ask if you can have a discount since you are taking a class)
  • www.dickblick.com (look for coupon codes on retailmenot.com)

I will be using both watercolor paints and acrylic inks during workshop

VERY BASIC PAINT LIST: – Cad Yellow Medium or Azo Yellow -Alizarin Crimson or Cad Red Medium -Ultramarine Blue or Phthalocyanine Blue

BRUSHES: You will need at least one brush. A variety set of brushes are useful in making a variety of marks I really like Michael’s Artist Loft Super Value Brush Set. It come with a variety of shapes and sizes 25 pieces for around $9 or 50 for around $15

PALETTE: You will need a surface to work your paint on. It can be as simple as plastic yogurt lids or a hard white plastic palette from the art store for watercolor paint. If using acrylic inks I would use paper plates

MASKING FLUID: I will be using a Fineline Resist Pen also called a Fineline Masking Fluid Resist Pen. These cost around $20 so I typically use coupons when I purchase them. If you already have masking fluid, Frisket or Maskit then use those as long as they are still fluid.

This class is $20.00


AWA Poetry Style Workshop

May 29-June 19, Saturdays, 4:00-6:00pm, 4 classes, $80.

This is an Amherst Writers and Artists style workshop for people wanting to write poems in any style in an encouraging, supportive environment. All writing levels are welcome however some basic poetry writing experience is helpful. AWA workshops aren’t ‘how to write’ classes so this workshop is primarily to help you generate new work. Poems will be written in response to prompts. Time will be spent reading a published poem and briefly discussing it, then writing in response to prompts, sharing our work (though that’s not required,) and responding to each other’s work by commenting on what’s strong about the poem. In keeping with the AWA method, only poems from that day’s class can be worked on and read. Since we are creating first draft work that may be incomplete and hasn’t had time for the writer to edit it, no criticism or suggestions are provided. Only positive feedback is given to help the writer hear other people’s perspective on what’s strong and what works to help the writer move forward with further developing the piece.

Week 1: Review AWA workshop format. Answer any questions. Read a published poem and brief group discussion about it. (About 5 minutes.) Write in response to a prompt for 10 minutes. Read and respond (usually takes 3 to 4 times the ‘write time’, so 30 to 40 minutes.) Write in response to a prompt for 10 minutes. Read, and if time permits, respond.

Week 2 - 4: Read a published poem and brief group discussion about it. (About 5 minutes.) Write in response to a prompt for 10 minutes. Read and respond (30 to 40 minutes.) Write in response to a prompt for 10 minutes. Read and respond (30 to 40 minutes.) Write in response to a prompt for 5 minutes. Read, and if time permits, respond.

Bio: Shagufta Mulla is an artist and an emerging poet and writer. She has work forthcoming in ARC Literary Journal, Orangepeel Literary Magazine, and Opia Literary Magazine. She holds a DVM from Colorado State University and a BS from the University of Arizona. Shagufta is a certified Amherst Writers and Artists writing workshop facilitator and currently lives in Independence, OR.

This class is 4 sessions for a total of $80


AWA Writing Workshop

Fridays, May 14-June 4, 2021 1:00-3:00pm

Length: 4 weeks. Description: This is an Amherst Writers and Artists style writing workshop for people of any level to generate first draft writing in an encouraging, supportive group environment. It would be great for people who want to gather with others to write and hear other people’s work, people who have writer’s block or have been away from writing for a while, or people who would like to explore spontaneous writing in response to prompts. All genres are welcome. Time will be spent writing, sharing our work (though that’s not required,) and responding to each other’s work by commenting on what’s strong about the piece. In keeping with the AWA method, only writing from that days’ class can be worked on and read. Since we are working with first draft pieces that may be incomplete and haven't had time for the writer to edit it, no criticism or suggestions are provided. Only positive feedback is given to help the writer hear other people’s perspective on what’s strong and what works, to help the writer move forward with further developing the piece.

Week 1: Review AWA workshop format. Answer any questions. Write in response to a prompt for 10 minutes. Read and respond (usually takes 3 to 4 times the ‘write time’ so 30 to 40 minutes.) Write in response to a prompt for 10 minutes. Read and respond.

Week 2 - 4: Write in response to a prompt for 15 minutes. Read and respond (45 to 60 minutes.) Write in response to a prompt for 10 minutes. Read and respond (30 to 40 minutes.) Bio: Shagufta

Bio: Shagufta Mulla is an artist and an emerging poet and writer. She has work forthcoming in ARC Literary Journal, Orangepeel Literary Magazine, and Opia Literary Magazine. She holds a DVM from Colorado State University and a BS from the University of Arizona. Shagufta is a certified Amherst Writers and Artists writing workshop facilitator and currently lives in Independence, OR.

This class is 4 sessions for a total of $80


AWA Begining Free Verse Poetry Workshop

Saturdays 1:00-3:00, May 29-June 19, 2021 taught by Shagufta Mulla 4 classes x $20/class=$80

Length: 4 weeks. Description: This is an Amherst Writers and Artists inspired workshop for people wanting to explore writing first draft free verse poems in an encouraging, supportive environment. Poems will be written in response to prompts. Time will be spent reading a published poem and briefly discussing it, then writing in response to prompts, sharing our work (though that’s not required,) and responding to each other’s work by commenting on what’s strong about the poem. In keeping with the AWA method, only poems from that day’s class can be worked on and read. AWA workshops aren’t ‘how to write’ classes but since this is an introductory class, the first week I will review some basic poetry writing topics such as line breaks, imagery, alliteration, and assonance. Since we are creating first draft work that may be incomplete and hasn’t had time for the writer to edit it, no criticism or suggestions are provided. Only positive feedback is given to help the writer hear other people’s perspective on what’s strong and what works to help the writer move forward with further developing the piece.

Week 1: Review AWA workshop format. Answer any questions. Review some basic elements of poetry (not an exhaustive study) to help the beginner have some basics to work with. Read a published poem and brief group discussion about it. (About 5 minutes.) Write in response to a prompt for 10 minutes. Read and respond (usually takes 3 to 4 times the ‘write time’, so 30 to 40 minutes.) Write in response to a prompt for 10 minutes. Read, and if time permits, respond.

Week 2 to 4: Read a published poem and brief group discussion about it. (About 5 minutes.) Write in response to a prompt for 10 minutes. Read and respond (30 to 40 minutes.) Write in response to a prompt for 10 minutes. Read and respond (30 to 40 minutes.) Write in response to a prompt for 5 minutes. Read, and if time permits, respond.

Bio: Shagufta Mulla is an artist and an emerging poet and writer. She has work forthcoming in ARC Literary Journal, Orangepeel Literary Magazine, and Opia Literary Magazine. She holds a DVM from Colorado State University and a BS from the University of Arizona. Shagufta is a certified Amherst Writers and Artists writing workshop facilitator and currently lives in Independence, OR.

This class is 4 sessions for a total of $80


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