Mixed Media Experimental Painting-Expressive Portraits

Mixed Media Experimental Painting-Expressive Portraits


Kate Thompson
Kate Thompson is a painter and fiber artist especially gifted at demystifying her unconventional painting techniques. A firm believer in the spiritual nature of creating, she finds the work of sharing with others what she has learned the most fulfilling role of her life. Kate is a gifted teacher who is adept at helping artists move closer to expressing their own authentic voices through their work.
  • Expressive Portraits Day 1
    March 6, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Expressive Portraits Day 2
    March 7, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Expressive Portraits Day 3
    March 8, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kate Thompson loves to push mixed media to its limit. The past several years through fearless experimenting she has discovered some very cool and mysterious techniques that she would love to share with you!

She will show you everything she knows about working with linseed oil, graphite, and charcoal as well as watercolors, a few acrylics, gesso, and joint compound. Drawing with a pencil as well as needle, thread, and wire. These techniques will be demonstrated and incorporated in your final pieces. That is just the start of it. You will also work on collage using vintage book pages and image transfers.

Not only are the mediums unconventional but the substrates are as well. You will work on watercolor paper, vintage ledger paper, vintage fabrics, and laces. Joint compound will be added to create depth and texture.

Kate will demonstrate her portrait techniques that work so well with the mediums you will be using. You will be provided templates so if you are new to painting portraits you will have an outline guide to follow! NO FEAR!

Kate will provide: vintage fabric, gesso, ledger paper, linseed oil, photocopies of images, ¼ angular brush, wire, joint compound, Stabilo pencil, loose charcoal

Please bring:

  • BRUSHES -Bristle brushes, size 4 and 8. If you need to purchase Kate recommend Raphael Paris Classics size 4 and 8
    • Watercolor brushes (which have softer bristles) round sizes 1, 4 and 8
  • WATERCOLOR PAINTS- alizarin crimson, ultramarine, and yellow ochre.
  • ACRYLIC PAINTS- Kate uses Golden (get the smaller tubes) alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, quinacridone nickel azo gold and titanium white.
  • Charcoal pencils 2b-4-b
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Matte gel medium
  • Watercolor paper 22” x30” which you can cut down to 4 pieces. If you have a watercolor pad that would work too,
  • Vintage laces

As always, lunches, as well as snacks & drinks, are provided. Chocolate is an Art Supply at Ephemera Paducah!

The minimum age to participate is 15.

The minimum needed to make this class is 6; the maximum is 16.

You may register for this workshop by using our “$99 holds your spot” deal which allows you to pay over time. Please note that your $99 deposit is nonrefundable but is applied to your balance. Your balance ($390) is due no later than February 1, 2020, and can be made via PayPal or Credit card on this page or by mailing a check to Ephemera Paducah. Not paying the balance on or before the due dates results in the loss of your deposit and class seat.

Our 2020 Hotel partner is Auburn Place Hotels and Suites. They have given us a great rate for Kate’s workshop. CLICK HERE to check it out.

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