Make Your Mark –A recording of an online class orginally held via Facebook Live on October 12, 2021
To make things work smoothly, please read the following:
--You must include your FB name in the "Order Comments" section that you will see at the bottom of the checkout page as you register.
--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 Seth Apter Make Your Mark and ask to join.
When speaking about art, I often say that it is all in the details and that even a small addition can make a big impact. This is where mark making comes into play. You can use it to add detail, depth, shape, dimension, interest, and those all-important final touches to your artwork. But more importantly, you can use it to add your own hand and make your work completely your own. While mark making can be a fun process, filled with expression and abandon, it can also be intimidating for many people who are hesitant to simply go for it. This is where Make Your Mark comes in. In this workshop, you will learn the techniques and supplies involved in making marks, discover the marks that are meaningful to you, and begin to loosen up so that you can better tap into the fun and intuitive process of mark making.
The first part of the workshop will include a series of lessons about the process, creative benefits, and techniques of mark making. I will share my own approach to mark making and how I break the process down into a series of categories and steps. We will discuss the range of supplies available to you from the craft shop and already in and around your home and I will show you some of my favorite tools to use. A series of exercises will help you discover the marks that are personal and meaningful to you and loosen you up so you can be more comfortable and intuitive when adding marks to your artwork.
In the second part of the workshop we will make marks - mixed media style! We will begin with a mini-lesson in layering as we paint and collage to create the base for our mark making. Together we will then put into action all the info covered in the first part of the workshop as we make our marks. You can watch as I build the layers of marks on my sample and work along with me on yours. You will have the chance to make multiple pieces during the class and will leave with a toolbox of techniques that can be applied to your ongoing work in collage, painting, art journaling and mixed media.
- 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 $40USD. 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 for the group Seth Apter Make Your Mark and request to join. Or simply click here. 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.
-Three sheets of 140lb Watercolor or Mixed Media paper approximately 9 x 12 inches. Yes, you can substitute with similar paper or a similar size.
-Favorite mark making tools such as pens, markers, pencils, crayons, non-traditional, etc. Have your favorites nearby plus all those others that you have bought but never used.
-Collage material. A small amount in your go-to style. Could be figurative (person, bird, flower, object, etc.) or abstract (hand-painted or gelli-printed paper, scrapbook paper with design, etc.)
-Fluid acrylic paints
-Water container and paint palette
-Chip brushes. Yes, you can substitute with other types of brushes.
-Favorite adhesive for collage
-Ink Pads (assorted colors)
-Unmounted background stamps
-Scissor or craft knife/cutting mat