Alcohol inks, highly pigmented and quick drying, differ from other fluid mediums as they flow, intermingle and create distinctive textures, often with unexpected results. One of the benefits of painting with alcohol inks is the opportunity to begin with an abstract composition and then, as the alcohol evaporates and the ink pools, to see the possibility of adding realistic elements.
During the five-hour workshop students will explore the unique qualities of alcohol ink and how it may be used for flowing abstracted works or representational images, including florals and landscapes. This workshop is designed for all skill levels and encourages experimentation with a sense of creative playfulness. Class time will be divided between instruction and demonstrations and students creating many explorative paintings using this exciting and unpredictable medium. The workshop will end with a critique allowing participants to share their paintings and to discuss what they have discovered.