Black and White Texture Techniques - Art and Soul Retreat, Portland, OR



Black and White Texture Techniques - Art and Soul Retreat, Portland, OR
with instructor Caitlin Dundon

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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This highly informative full day workshop for all skill levels. Offering beginners the basics of many techniques but also an excellent class for intermediate and advanced students to really focus on simple black and white while creating a great swatch collection that can be inspiring for future projects.

Ever wondered how to use all those acrylic gels and pastes? This full day workshop shows a variety of techniques creating swatches for each that you can turn to time and again for inspiration on your next projects. Work on 12 or more small pieces (6" x 6") of watercolor paper or work on a full canvas or wood panel divided into 12 squares. You will work with:

  • black gesso and white gesso
  • acrylic gels (soft, regular, heavy, matte and glossy) along with mini collage papers kit provided by the instructor
  • crackle gel
  • crackle paste
  • molding paste
  • fiber paste

Learn basics of creating texture and pattern with:

  • rubber stamps
  • stencils
  • artist mark making tools
  • household mark making tools

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About the instructor Caitlin Dundon is a Seattle mixed media artist, professional calligrapher and instructor with over 20 years of experience. Known for her signature style of calligraphy combined with her colorful paintings, she creates custom pieces for individuals and corporate commissions. She’s been published and written articles for Somerset Studio and Art Journaling magazines and been featured in the international calligraphy publication Letter Arts. She has taught at mixed media and calligraphy conferences throughout the United States and Canada including Art &

Soul, Art Unraveled, Art is You, Letters of Joy, Ghost Ranch, Mendocino Art Center, the University of Washington and Upward Bound. Her art has also been licensed for printing and manufacturing and has been sold at Target, Walmart and Kohl's. Her new book, The Painted Word: Mixed Media Lettering Techniques (Schiffer Publishing, 2019) has been receiving rave reviews. Order a copy now.


"Caitlin Dundon is not only a gifted artist, but a wonderful and generous teacher. She is friendly and upbeat, and offers a "way in" to creative expression for everyone, no matter what level of art experience one might possess. Caitlin is our Artist-in-Residence for 2019, and we feel so lucky that we get to offer monthly programs that feature her fantastic talent and her consummate professionalism." - Sibel Golden, PhD, Executive Director, NW Creative & Expressive Arts Institute

"The instructor and class pace is relaxed, allowing students to explore - she even encourages "mistakes!" - Dawn D.

“I loved how this class walked us through everything and that Caitlin made her rounds to help figure out where our strengths and weaknesses were. I think Caitlin does a great job as an instructor! She obviously knows what she is doing and while she has many years under her belt, she still understands the beginner struggle and how to help people improve." - Aleeza A.