Paint a Lighthouse on Reclaimed Wood

Category: Seminars & Workshops

Event Date:

Saturday, June 9, 2018


11:00 am - 2:00 pm


The Art Supply Depo
29 S Saint Clair St.
Toledo, OH 43604

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Event Details:

Saturday, June 9th from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Instructor: Donna Ebert
Ages: 18+
Level: some painting experience required. 

Donna Ebert specializes in decorative painting, and can coach anyone through the process of creating a very cool lighthouse painting. 

Learn techniques that will enhance your painting abilities such as how to quickly block in a gradated skyline, how to get exactly right light and shadow on the lighthouse to create the illusion of depth, and how to make your paintbrushes "do the work for you." Donna will demonstrate easy techniques such as how to create clouds and foliage using special brushes, sea sponges, and paper towels. Glazing techniques, highlighting techniques, creating a "focal point" and how to use the color wheel to create pleasing color harmonies will also be discussed. 

We will be using acrylic paints reclaimed palette wood lovingly deconstructed, cut and sanded to perfection by Donna's husband Steve in their shared home studio. To save time, Donna will pre-coat each wood plank with background color and sketch on a chalk outline to ensure the class finishes within 3 hours. Each student will go home with a finished lighthouse painting that would make a lovely gift or addition to your home or cottage. The unique, long slim format of this painting is also easier to display than a larger traditional canvas. 

Many of Donna's previous students have stated that what sets her apart from other beginning or step-by-step acrylic painting instructors is her ability guide students to an end product they are actually proud to hang in their homes. Donna makes a focused effort to help students learn techniques that they will be able to use again and again in future paintings. All her classes are designed to instruct and instill long-term painting skills in a fun and relaxed studio setting.

Donna promises to make it "easy-peasy." All materials and step-by-step instructions will be provided. The architecture elements of the lighthouse make this class a bit more difficult than others offered by Donna, so this is the ONLY workshop we offer of hers that requires some previous painting experience. Wear comfortable old clothing, something you won’t mind if a little paint happens to jump on.

***Please reference our class cancellation policy on our website.***

Please register as soon as you plan on attending. Classes that don't reach the minimum number of students required will be canceled 48 hours before the first day of class. Last minute registrations are accepted if class minimum is met and space allows.

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