Beyond the Background: A recording of an online class orginally held via Facebook Live on January 30, 2021
To make things work smoothly, please read the following:
--In order for me to recognize you so that I can approve you for the group, you must include your FB name in the "Order Comments" section that you will see at the bottom of the checkout page as you continue through the registration process.
--Once you have registered, you need to request an invitation to become a member of the Facebook group in which the class is held. Click here to be taken to the group or search in FB for the group beyondthebackgroundjanuary30 and ask to join.
We all have
dozens hundreds thousands of backgrounds made – in piles, in boxes and in drawers. Let’s face it…they are fun to make. But what comes next? What do you actually do with a background? This 2-hour Facebook Live class will tackle that question through a series of makes, demos and discussions that you can join in on. This is not a traditional, project-based workshop where we focus on creating one piece of art during class time. Rather, we will be focused on reviewing approaches to going Beyond the Background, specifically with abstract art in mind. I will share with you ways of thinking and doing as we go through multiple options for going from background to completed art. With each approach, we will start with a new background and, using supplies that you are already likely to have, put the techniques in action.
This class is technically Part 2 of my 2020 Facebook class One Layer Away, where I shared my approach to creating layered and dynamic backgrounds. You do not have to have taken this earlier class but it is still available should you want to. Specifics are shared in the supply list further below but, if you want to work along during the Live, have at least 4 backgrounds ready to go. They can be from the One Layer Away workshop or your own supply.
- The class takes place in a private Facebook Group that only includes paid attendees.
- You need to have a Facebook account to be able to participate.
- You can go back and watch the video as often as you like.
- Consider the group your community, where you can ask questions and post pictures of your project.
- Attendance at the workshop costs $25USD. Payment is accepted via PayPal only. Your PayPal receipt is considered confirmation that you registered.
- There will be no refunds.
- Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access a downloadable and printable PDF, which simply includes the same info that you are reading now.
- To watch the video, go to the group and you will see the video pinned to the top. It can also always be found by clicking on the Announcements or video links.
Once registered, you need to request an invitation to become a member of the Facebook group in which the class is held. Search Facebook (or click the link) for www.facebook.com/groups/beyondthebackgroundjanuary30 and request to join. In order for me to recognize you so that I can approve you for the group, you must include your FB name in the "Order Comments" section that you will see at the bottom of the checkout page as you continue through the registration process.
The Supply List:
With a few exceptions, this class was designed to focus primarily on basic supplies that most of you are likely to already have but if you are missing something, feel free to substitute. You will need to have the listed supplies ready at the start of the Live workshop if you want to follow along. Links are included when relevant throughout.
-Completed backgrounds. I will probably work on 6 x 6 inch backgrounds made on watercolor paper but you can work on any size and any substrate that is typical for you. Have at least 4 ready.
-Collage materials such as hand painted paper, scrapbook paper, ephemera, washi tape, etc). Bring your favorite and be ready to tear.
-Adhesive. I will be using matte medium and a glue stick.
-Acrylic paint. In your favorite palette.
-Paint brushes. I use inexpensive chip brushes in ½ or 1inch sizes for both paint and glue.
-Stamps/stencils. The ones you use a lot.
-Ink pads. Favorite colors and types.
-Smooth craft or cosmetic sponges.
-Ruler, scissors, paint palette
-Mark Makers (I will be using Uniball pens, Stabilo All pencils, and Marabu Art Crayons.
-Other mediums optional. I may pull from my collection of Izink Pigment Inks but you can substitute with other liquid ink brands or fluid acrylics.