Pour Your He(art) Out: Supply List
*Paint – Do not bring extra heavy body paint
Acrylic brands that work well include, Liquitex Basics, Golden fluid paint or student grade Amsterdam, Daler Rowney (no Sennelier)
Pouring requires larger quantities of paint so small tubes are not the best to bring.
*Liquitex pouring medium, or any pouring medium that you wish.
*6 or more of the following (No larger than 16x20) Canvas Panels, Stretched Canvas, Gessobord
*Roll of Paper towels
*Small container of liquid soap
*8 plastic table clothes or shower curtain liners from the dollar store. Some will be used for taking home the finished paintings the following day if they are dry enough and some will be used for the pouring box we are making.
*A painting shipping box - available at any mailbox store 24X24 and about 4 inches high. Bring box as is I will help them create a pouring box.
*Tape (painters tape)
*Tongue depressors or coffee stir sticks.
Teacher will provide the following materials to the pouring class;
Gloss medium and Matte medium
Pallete knives and brushes
Experiment with various types and styles of pouring techniques throughout the 2-day class. In addition, Elaine will teach how to incorporate those learned techniques within other abstract styles. Practice melding your works of art with palette knife techniques, using aa brush, and open space paintings! Elaine will demonstrate how to mix the paints, what additives to use when pouring, and how to build a pouring box that collects the excess paint that occurs with this technique. This way your paint never goes to waste and the box can be used over and over again.
Elaine Cohen Biography
Born in New York and raised in California, Elaine first dreamed of becoming an artist when she was five years old. After graduating from Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, college or a fine art academy were not options open to her. Instead, Elaine married at a young age, had two sons, and settled into motherhood. Her dream of becoming an artist was put aside.
After a career that saw her do everything from selling Ferraris to Assistant Vice President of Administrative services and The Board of Governors at a National Physicians Insurance Company, it was finally time to begin her dream. She began by studying sculpture with Robert Cunningham, a former Artist-in-residence at the Getty Museum.
Since Elaine began her journey in the world of art she has received numerous commissions for sculpted and pencil portraits. Her work was accepted into the Smithsonian National Portrait Competition for the opening of the new portrait Gallery. She was the featured “Emerging Artist” on PBS White House Chronicles on three separate episodes. Elaine has also been voted best sculptor at the Art A Fair for six years and voted one of the top ten artists in the peoples choice poll at the Art A Fair. This past year Elaine was voted one of the top ten artists in the Patrons Choice contest at the festival of Arts. After what seemed like an eternity, the joy of creating and showing her work has brought a wonderful whirlwind of experiences.
In addition to creating portraits and sculpture, Elaine expanded her creative experiences by taking on abstract painting.
Largely self-taught, Elaine’s sculpture and painting has been exhibited at galleries In Los Angeles and Laguna. Elaine has been a guest demonstrator at the San Fernando Valley Artist association and the Laguna Woods Sculpting and Ceramics club. For the past twelve years Elaine has been showing her work at the Art A Fair and at the Festival of the Arts on the grounds of the Pageant of the masters.
The most recent addition to Elaine’s career has been teaching Abstract Painting. Her private students have brought challenge and a great deal of excitement as she encourages others to enjoy the experience of creating this wonderful style of art. In 2015 Elaine became a product specialist for the Pebeo Paint Company . Pebeo is a French Company that specializes in a unique paint that Can be used on Glass , ceramics and many other surfaces creating unique effects that are extremely exciting to work with. The demonstrations have been a wonderful experience bringing Elaine into contact with Artists and hobby painters from all areas.
After many detours and challenges, Elaine is now enjoying the career of her dreams. firstname.lastname@example.org