Mary Alice Braukman
Watermedia and Collage

Mary Alice Braukman
Jan 31 – Feb 4, 2011
9:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Mary Alice Braukman will teach a workshop in experimental water media painting and collage at the Artists' Showplace Gallery. She consults on workshops, lectures, serves as juror in national, state and regional water media exhibitions. She has been published in art magazines and her work appears in many books, including Creative Watercolor … A Step-by-Step Guide & Showcase, by Mary Ann Beckwith, Best of Acrylic Painting, juried by Lynn Leon Loscutof & Alfred Milton Duca, and Collage Techniques, by Gerald F.Brommer, a Watson-Guptill Publication.

Mary Alice Braukman's workshops are an adventure in risk-taking. She enjoys pushing the medium as far as it will go. This workshop will explore new concepts and ideas by layering experimental media and collage. Building texture will add interest to paintings and acts as a “glue agent” for the collage.

Mary Alice Braukman hopes to inspire each student to make a unique visual, intuitive and personal statement. She will encourage applying the “What if..?” question to the painting process. There will be daily class and individual critiques, conducted during this workshop.

Register for this workshop by mailing your $75 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit to Artists’ Showplace Gallery, 15615 Coit Rd., #230, Dallas, TX 75248, or with a credit card by calling 972-233-1223. Workshop spaces are reserved in the order the deposit is received. Deposit is refunded if the workshop is canceled. The balance is due 30 days before the start of the workshop.

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Supply List:
Some of the materials with a * in front of them, are supplied at no charge to the students by several commercial art companies.

  • *Crescent Watercolor Boards, Illustration boards, and Papers are supplied
  • *Gallery wrapped canvases 2” or more, Gesso-finished, not smooth. Sizes: 8x10”, 10x10”, 5x5” – nothing larger than 12x12”.(Supplied by Art Alternatives)
  • *Watercolors supplied
  • *M.Graham gouache supplied
  • *Golden Texture Mediums and Interference colors and Iridescent colors supplied

Surface: Gatorboard, or a light-weight board to pin wet work, that will not curl or warp with moisture.
(Foamcore will not work!)

  • Art tissue paper (Cheap Joe’s*)
  • Rice papers in White or Off White – not colored.
Media: Crayons, colored pencils, pastels
Paints: Mary Alice Braukman prefers that students use ONLY Golden Fluid Acrylics.
  • Naphthol Red Light
  • Hansa Yellow Medium
  • Turquoise (Pthalo)
  • Titan Buff
  • Bone Black
  • Titanium White
  • Raw Umber
She will have other colors for students to try.

Adhesives and Mediums:

  • Matte medium
  • Gels (soft, heavy, etc.)
  • White and Black Gesso (a good heavy Gesso). She prefers Golden, Daniel Smith, Utecht, avoid Liquitex,.
  • Golden will supply the texturing mediums

Brushes: A few flat brushes of your own, and then inexpensive, disposable ones for gluing, as well as sponge brushes.

Cutting Tools: Scissors, single edge razor blade, or any cutting tool which allows you to cut cardboard in a controlled manner.

Other Supplies:

  • Freezer paper
  • Tall, white garbage bags
  • Windex and Murphy’s Oil soap to clean brushes
  • Two good spray bottles – one that has a regular spray and the other with a “fine” spray.

Also bring to the workshop any unresolved paintings that can be cut into, torn, or painted over.

Additional, OPTIONAL items:

  • Construction paper, parchment paper, metallic papers & foils, wallpaper.
  • Scrapers, stamping blocks
  • Quality magazines like Smithsonian, Art & Antiques, fashion magazines, and Catalogs(Talbot’s, Coldwater Creek, etc.)
  • Newspapers, calendar pages, old theater tickets, programs, etc.
  • Laces, burlap, cheesecloth, fibers, broken pieces of mirrors, yarn or embroidery thread, cords, bark from fibrous trees, stones, twigs, straight pins.
  • If you have any other questions, please call Teta Smith at 214-244-9449.
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