Heritage Fine Arts Guild Workshop Demonstrates How To Add Surface Treatments To Acrylic

This painting in deep red with textural effects illustrates the work of Jo Ann Nelson, an artist who will lead a March 4 workshop on surface treatments for the Heritage Fine Arts Guild. (Image used by permission.)

This painting in deep red with textural effects illustrates the work of Jo Ann Nelson, an artist who will lead a March 4 workshop on surface treatments for the Heritage Fine Arts Guild. (Image used by permission.)

LITTLETON, CO—“Adding Surface Treatments” is the topic for a Sat., March 4 workshop taught by local artist Jo Ann Nelson for the Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County.

The workshop is designed to push the boundaries of participants’ creativity and explore techniques for applying surface textures in an inspirational way. The focus of the workshop will be on combining textures to create a unique surface that has mystery and will keep people guessing, “How did you do that?”

Nelson served as a teacher and administrator for 32 years and considers herself a lifelong learner. She earned degrees from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, and completed post-graduate work in Colorado. In addition, she has studied with professional artists including abstract painters Robert Burridge and Tadashi Hayakawa for four years. “I like the idea of a painting that stimulates a desire to physically touch the art, as well as to provoke thought and explore questions,” she says. Her artwork is displayed in locations from California to Washington, DC, as well as Australia.

Workshop registrants should bring acrylic paints, three 16×20” canvases or boards, glue, wet plaster, and texture media. Acomplete supply list is posted on the Heritage Fine Arts Guild website.

The workshop is scheduled for March 4 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm (doors unlocked by 8:30 am) at First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd. in Littleton, at the northwest corner of Littleton Boulevard and Windermere Street. Artists aged 18 years and older may attend; cost is $30 for Heritage Fine Arts Guild members, $50 for non-members. Membership is only $35 and sign-up forms are at http://www.heritage-guild.com/membership.html.

About The Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County
The Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County (http://www.heritage-guild.com/) is a non-profit corporation organized in 1974 by Colorado artists. The Guild hosts art exhibits at several local Adventist hospitals and art shows at Bemis Public Library in Littleton. In cooperation with Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College, the Guild holds “This is Colorado,” an annual, juried, statewide art show; the 2016 event occurred October 10-November 3. The Guild also sponsors weekly group painting sessions and workshops by accomplished guest artists. Membership is open to individuals at all levels of experience in fine arts media, as well as those interested in art appreciation. The Guild is supported in part by a grant from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District serving the seven-county Denver, Colorado, metropolitan area.


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