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Spontaneous Composition with Kecia Deveney

April 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


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In this workshop, we will be exploring some tips and techniques of intuitive painting, mark making and then how to create an image from your background. These basics will provide a jumping off point to working bigger and with build confidence to continue on with the process. Our morning will start off with some fun exercises for building your personal repertoire for mark making. These can become your signature marks. Next we will paint in a face using non traditional ideas and colors for what constitutes “skin”. This will be a handout given to students to work on. Finally we will finish up our afternoon creating a small painting utilizing our ideas from throughout the day.


small whiteboard with eraser and whiteboard pen journal/notebook and pen a variety of paintbrushes (flat, liner, big, thin, sponge brush) water container 18×24 gesso’d canvas (please gesso at home to save on time) favorite acrylic paints, about 6 colors PLUS black and white washcloth a few fav stencils (optional) lyrics to favorite song


journal and pen, variety of paint brushes (flat, liner, big, thin, sponge brush), water container, apron, washcloth, 18×24 gesso’d canvas, blow dryer, 6-8 fav acrylic paints PLUS black and white, few favorite stencils and stencil brushes or pouncers, lyrics to favorite song, sharpened pencil. Optional: inks such as doc martins or daler-rowney FW and also any of YOUR favorite mixed media supply that you like working with.

*list subject to updates as needed

please email keeshagirl4@aol.com with any questions

Kecia Deveney is a published mixed media artist, instructor and world traveler, living at the Jersey Shore. As a Mixed Media Artist, her eclectic style can be seen in fabric and textiles, jewelry design, sculpture-work and painting. Creating is pivotal to Kecia and becomes, for her, art therapy. Her imagination comes to life and allows her temporary reprieve from her role as a full time caregiver. Scouring flea markets, long forgotten treasures inspired her to transform them into something exciting and distinctive. Her work is about ingenuity and playfulness. As an educator, it is important to Kecia to teach her students to look beyond being perfect, to be more involved in the ongoing process of creating and leave insecurities behind. Enhancing confidence being the ultimate achievement. Kecia’s workshops are taught through out the United States and also at international venues as well.

See more of her work at keciadeveney.com or visit her blog at lemoncholys.blogspot.com. Email: keeshagirl4@aol.com

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Due to limited class size, purchased spots for all workshops are transferable but payment is non-refundable. If you purchase a class and are unable to attend, and if there is a waiting list of students that has formed, we will put you in contact with the first person on the list to whom you can offer your class spot. If the person on the list accepts, then that person will need to pay you for your spot and once that transaction is complete and both parties are satisfied, we will transfer your spot to the other person. If you are unable to attend and there is no waiting list, we will unfortunately be unable to provide refunds.

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April 9, 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Art More Place


Art More Place
150 East Drive, Suite B
Melbourne, 32904 United States
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