Workshop with Visiting Artist Carol Nelson


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imageCarol Nelson

Monday - Wednesday, January 7-9, 2019

10:00am - 4:00pm

Acrylics with Mixed Media

All skill levels


Workshop Cost:

$475 Members / $515 Non-members FULL

$20 Materials fee due to instructor on first day of workshop

Call for wait list: 941-365-2032


Artist Demonstration & Cost:

Sunday January 6, 1-3pm

$20 Members / $25 Non-members / Free to Nelson workshop students




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This workshop will be full of techniques Carol uses in her work.  It is designed for beginning painters, or experienced painters who are new to mixed media.  We will start off working on a Geologic Abstract painting.  You will become an expert in using texture materials that you will not find in an art supply store that are readily available at your local big box hardware store.  To prepare for this part of the workshop, Carol asks you to look down! – we will use the crack patterns in sidewalks for our composition inspiration.  Print out your best one(s) and bring to class.  Carol will show you how to discover the best design in your photo.


Days 1 and 2 will be Geologic Abstracts. Day 3 will be Tree Abstracts.


We will prepare several materials that we will use in our abstract compositions, including Tyvek and marbled paper.  Carol will discuss composition designs for an interesting abstract, color theory, values, methods of attaching materials, and presentation options for a finished piece.


Carol has several handouts explaining various techniques to help you organize your notes, and give you the fundamental elements of a strong abstract painting.  You will complete at least two paintings in this workshop – faster workers can create three or more.  You will experience the thrill of learning and creating abstract mixed media work.


To preview Carol’s teaching style, you can look at a sample from her teaching video, “New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials” by clicking here:


January 7-9, 2019


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WORKSHOP FULL please call for wait list - 941-365-2032  


January 6, 2019


$20 Members/$25 Non-members/Free to workshop participants

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About the Artist Instructor:

imageCarol Nelson is a Colorado contemporary mixed media painter and art instructor.  A member of the International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA),  and a signature member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP), she has been recognized with many competitive awards by national art magazines and organizations. She is one of a select group of artists worldwide to be credentialed with the Golden Artist Educator program sponsored by Golden Artist Colors. Carol teaches workshops around the country where students are excited to learn her innovative techniques. Carol has authored two books, Geologic Abstracts, and 100 Portraits.  She has one instructional video, “New Approaches to Mixed Media Materials”, available through  Please see more of her work on her website,


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