Faux Fancy Paper - Art and Soul Retreat - Portland, OR


Art and Soul Retreat, Portland, OR

Faux Fancy Papers, Tues eve, March 17, 2020, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, $95
with instructor Caitlin Dundon

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Fun class for all levels, perfect for beginners who have never played with acrylic paints. Faux Fancy Papers is both a process class (you learn techniques) as well as a project class (you get to take home a bunch of nifty papers!)

In Faux Fancy Papers you will learn simple but fun acrylic painting techniques. We will work with acrylic paints (any kind will work), gesso and some metallics and a variety of tools and techniques to create gorgeous paper from plain old white butcher paper (the kind butcher wrap up a cut of meat or fish in)! You can use the papers later for collage, journaling, book making, gift wrap, etc. You can even make two sides papers!


In one evening of Faux Fancy Papers you will learn how to:
- apply paint washes
- layer acrylic paint washes
- dry brushing techniques
- sponging on/off paint
- sgraffito (mark making in wet paint)
- mark making in wet gesso
- rubber stamping with paint/gesso
- stamping with other tools
- paint transferring
- paint pulling
- paper crumpling/folding for texture/paint effects
- roll paint with brayers/foam rollers
- use dry metallic additives in paint
- using interference paints

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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.