Details for "Fun With Alcohol Inks by Elayne Preston"

Date: Saturday, June 15Spacer

Time: 10am to 4pm PT with 1/2 hour for lunch, so bring a lunch.

Please arrive at 9:30 am to get settled in.  
Bring an apron to protect clothes. 
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided.

Location: South Delta Artists Guild's Workroom

Level of Difficulty: Beginners with Alcohol Inks

Workshop Description: Alcohol Inks produce vibrantly coloured paintings & can be used on a variety of non-porous substrates such as plastic paper, glass, metal and specially treated canvas. However, they pose some challenges for artists due to their quick evaporation, instant reactivation of layers and their ability to flow.

In this workshop, you will: identify supplies needed to get started; use air to move the ink around; practice painting techniques with a variety of tools that might surprise you; review methods to preserve/seal your masterpieces.

Let's have some fun playing with alcohol & alcohol inks, while making an abstract floral painting.  PS You can't drink them!

Supplies: All supplies needed are included such as special paper, inks, alcohol, tools, etc.

About the Instructor: Elayne Preston


Elayne’s artistic journey began upon retirement from healthcare about 8 years ago when she tried a watercolour class during a winter vacation in Arizona. She was hooked and soaked up as many classes as she could manage over the next few years with some wonderful local artist mentors.

Her first love is watercolour with its somewhat unpredictable nature. Most recently, Elayne has been experimenting with negative space painting in watercolour, creating intricate layered backgrounds by painting the space around objects. She discovered that each medium carries its own challenges and unexpected rewards, so she had to try others. Her artwork pieces now encompass watercolour, acrylic, alcohol ink, mixed media, collage, encaustic wax, water soluble oils & pastel (soft & oil). She paints using twigs, a gel press, an air compressor, dental wands, cling wrap, sculpting & nail art tools, sponges, foil, a squeegee and just about anything she can get her hands on.

She loves to explore a variety of subjects - especially west coast landscapes, flora & fauna. Some pieces incorporate the semi-abstract with a slight whimsical nature. Plein air painting (outdoors) adds to the fun - throw in a timed on-site competition and she’s in! You can also find Elayne painting down at West Beach in White Rock on nice days. She has participated in the Grand Prix of Art competition at Steveston for the past 3 years. Her husband, Terry, creates beautiful frames to showcase her work. They operate a booth to display/sell her pieces at local art fairs & artisan markets.

Cancellation Policy
It is the responsibility of the student signing up for a workshop to read, understand and agree to this policy. There are NO exceptions to this policyNotification of withdrawal must be made by first contacting the Workshop Facilitator, by email.  Your request will be acknowledged by email reply.
Up to two weeks prior to the first day of classes, a 20% administration fee will apply on any and all student-initiated withdrawals, i.e., your full tuition refund will be reduced by this amount. No refunds under any circumstances are allowed thereafter unless the class is full and your space can be easily filled from our waiting list.  If we can not fill your space from our waiting list, you have the option of filling your own spot with someone else.  The workshop facilitator must be notified when this option is chosen. (Note: On an exception basis, the refund period may vary for certain workshops; this will be clearly written when it applies.)
The South Delta Artists Guild reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop for any reason and in this case a 100% refund will be given.  Credit card transactions will be credited to your account, and all other refunds will be made by cheque. 
Classes and workshops will proceed based on a minimum number of students registered.  The South Delta Artists Guild reserves the right to substitute instructors, delete or change courses, or make any necessary changes to programs. 
Partial refunds will not be given due to the inability of the student or of the instructor to attend classes.  In the event that the instructor is unavailable, either an alternate or make-up days will be arranged.

Cost & Status

  • CAN$56.00
  • CAN$70.00 with Non-Member Fee
Spots Available:
FULL (14 of 14 spots taken)
Waitlist Spots:
4 of 7 spots available
Registration Open Since:
2024-04-10 00:00:00
Registration Closes:
2024-06-12 23:59:00

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