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COMING SOON: Mix and Match Water Media

By April 10, 2020April 11th, 2023No Comments

Coming in Fall

Wednesdays, October 18 – November 15, 2023

 5-week Art Clinic with J. Jordan Bruns– 

Join us for the ULTIMATE art materials experimentation Art Clinic. We’ll work with you to find what mixed media technique works best for you. We have broken the options into “color” and “black and white.” From there, we’ll devise a plan of attack on the best method to create fun and beautiful works of art. Explore one option for all four classes or try a variety of different approaches. Please note there is a $20 model fee paid in class. Class Level: intermediate to advanced.

Schedule of Classes:

Class 1) October 18 – Demo: Black and White Mix and Match – Begin working the Still Life piece.  Spend enough time on the light pencil sketch of the still life that you will feel comfortable adding either monochrome color or full color.

Class 2) October 25– Demo: Color Mix and Match Begin adding color and value to the sketch started from Oct. 18.  At this point, both color and monochrome tactics have been addressed so the initial drawing can go either way.

Class 3 November 1 – Finish up two/three week still life piece in either monochrome or full palette.  For those who are finished with the piece, begin working on a new piece from photograph.

Class 4) November 8 – Chose either monochromatic or full color palette to begin working on the two-week figure piece.  Our model is Gazelle.

Class 5) November 15 – Finish up two-week painting focusing on details and layering materials. Model – Gazelle

POSSIBLE Supply List for Monochrome/ Black and White palette

Pencils 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 6B

Watercolor Brush, large rounds (#8 and #16)

Watercolor Brush, large flat or chisel (#14 or #16)

ArtGraf Water-Soluble Graphite Sticks 2pk

Conte Crayon, 2 pack black

Joseph Gillott Dip Pens (for drawing or magna)

GOLDEN High Flow Acrylics, carbon black or similar dark color (Jordan can recommend some color options)

Black Bic Ballpoint Pen

White Plastic Eraser

¾” White Artist Tape (acid free)

two – three sheets, 20×30” Arches (or similar brand) Cold Press watercolor paper

POSSIBLE Supply List for Full Palette Color

Pencils 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 6B

White Plastic Eraser

Derwent Inktense Colored Pencils (set of 12, 24, or 36)

GOLDEN “High Flow” or “Fluid” Acrylics (see OPTIONAL colors below)

Watercolor Brush, large rounds (#8 and #16)

Watercolor Brush, large flat or chisel (#14 or #16)

¾” White Artist Tape (acid free)

two – three sheets, 20×30” Arches (or similar brand) Cold Press watercolor paper

NOTE: If you would rather use a watercolor block or LARGE (16x20ish) watercolor sketch pad that is fine instead of large paper

Acrylic Paint Note:

Any acrylic paint will work for this Art Clinic.  Any of these varieties will work just fine: “Heavy Body”, “Soft Body”, “Liquid”, “Open”, “High Flow” or “Fluid”.  I think GOLDEN “High Flow” and “Fluid” work awesome in mixed media, so I have those colors listed below.  If you have a color palette that is comfortable to your painting approach, please bring what works.  If you would like additional suggestions on a palette that are for Heavy Body Acrylics, let me know and I can send you that list as well.

Suggested Paint High Flow or Fluid Colors 4 0z tubes

 Benzimidazolone Yellow Light Naples Yellow

Pyrrole Orange

Naphthol Red Light OR Quinacridone Red

Permanent Alizarin Crimson (Hue) OR Quinacridone Magenta

French Ultramarine OR Pthalo Blue

Phthalo Green BS

Sap Green Hue OR Green Gold

Yellow Ochre OR Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide

Burnt Siena OR Transparent Red Iron Oxide

Burnt Umber

Titanium White (8oz or 160z)

Carbon Black

Not Important but FUN Paint Colors:


Neutral Gray N5

Permanent Violet Dark

Quinacridone / Nickel Azo Gold

Coming Fall 2023

Materials Pass

is encouraged for “Just Add Water” but is an optional fee that rents out all the materials you would need for your Art Clinic class and provides the specific paper needed.  For this session of “Just add Water” the materials pass is $40.  Please note that with Material Pass, you keep your artwork but are leasing the drawing/painting tools (like brushes and palette).  If you select to pay the Materials Pass, please email Jordan Bruns, to let him know.  You can always email with any questions.