Masa paper is a type of rice paper. When it is wet and crumpled, then touched with paint (acrylic works best) the colors settle into the crinkles and create a batik-like effect, but without the mess of wax. This is a two-day workshop on Saturday/Sunday. Instructor Nancy Newhard will provide examples in different stages and a demonstration on Saturday and then students will experiment, play, create magic, and mount to a substrate. Once dry, students will choose which side of the paper they like and plan their next steps. Will it be trees, rocks, flowers, an abstract? On Sunday students will work on finishing their piece.
Please bring your brushes (round and/or flat, soft bristle watercolor types), paper towels, a spray bottle for water, maybe a photo reference or two, brown bag lunch or snack, and a sense of adventure.
If you have a regular palette of acrylic paints, that you use, feel free to bring them also. A plastic trash bag to carry things home in will help, too.
Masa paper, some paints, a heavier mounting paper, a canvas, and gel medium will be provided.
Minimum 2 students, maximum 6. Please register by January 23.
Nancy Newhard, is the Curator at AHACC. Nancy’s educational background includes MS from Radford University, BS from Longwood University, and studies at Hollins University. She has been a Council Member with the VA Assoc. of Museums, and other memberships include VA & Baltimore Watercolor Societies, Smithsonian Assoc., Taubman Museum, and Virginia Museum.