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Alcohol Ink Tiles: Winter Birch and Winter Birds taught by Sylvia Benson


February 6 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm CST

$38.00 Includes 2 tiles


Learn techniques for painting on ceramic tiles with alcohol inks. Enjoy what the beautiful vibrant colors of alcohol inks can do by letting the inks flow together and using simple tools to make textured elements in the paintings.  There will be step-by step instruction so even the first-time alcohol ink artist will have success. Leave with  two completed 6×6 tile paintings.  Beginning and continuing students are welcome in this class.

This class: Winter Birch and Winter Birds

Materials list:

Class fee includes 2- 6” x 6” tiles to paint and miscellaneous supplies. 

Please bring a selection of colors of alcohol inks. If you need to purchase them, the Wet Paint Starter Set that includes 6 colors (rich gold, blanco blanco, lime green, sapphire blue, senorita magenta, sunbright yellow), a 1/2oz bottle, a mini spray bottle, twin tipped sharpie and miscellaneous supplies. Students will have use of the instructor’s extensive number of ink colors in addition to their own.

In keeping with the standards of other educational settings in our area, we are asking that students and instructors wear masks during in-person classes at Wet Paint. If you are having any COVID or cold-like symptoms even if you have been vaccinated, please do not come to the class. Thanks!

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Artist bio: Sylvia Benson is from Mahtomedi, Minnesota.  She started her art career in the 70’s with watercolor.  After retirement in 2000, she worked as an artist in residence in elementary schools, taught at Concordia in St. Paul, at The Phipps, and the White Bear Center for the Arts where she is currently teaching.  You can see her art in the Kelley Galleries in Hudson and Woodbury, and the WBCA in White Bear Lake.  Her disciplines are in watercolor, encaustic, and alcohol inks. Her basic philosophy includes the concept that , ”The arts are among the highest aspirations a society can attain, and my inspiration is to be a part of that. ”

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