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Texture - Color - Feeling

Jan Sitts

Multiple Dates (See Below)

Mixed Media
All Levels

Class meets 10 am–5 pm first day and
9 am–4 pm on subsequent days.

Tuition: $425
See Materials List Below


Jan's experience and enthusiasm create an atmosphere of fun and spontaneity inspiring new directions and discovery through innovative combinations of design and materials. By combineing aggressive textures and unusual mediums with various "raw" materials in the abstract painting we get surprising results. The layering method yeilds a magnetism that is particular to mixed media. Many techniques, materials, compositions and above all emotion, play off each other in creating the work. Part of the adventure is not knowing where you are going until you get there! You will become thrilled with possibility as you journey through this process. You will learn to let go of painting habits and gain the knowledge of layering textures, colors and feelings while executing shapes utilizing a structure of positive and negative space.

All of the paints used will be waterbased.

Jan is an internationally recognized art instructor and juror, and recently published an art book, TEXTURECOLORFEELING.


Payment Options: Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $125 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.

Class meets 10 - 5 on the first day, 9 - 4 on subsequent days with a one hour lunch.

May 7–9, 2018

November 5–7, 2018

Workshop Materials List

Materials List (copy and paste into new document to print it out)

SUPPORTS W.C. Paper, 140 weight cold press pad. Two pre-stretched canvasses 16 x 20. Yupo pad 9 x 12.... If you are an experienced painter you might want to bring 2 sheets w.c. paper 300# in place of the 140 weight.

ART TISSUE 1 pkg. (white only) Found in art catalog supply or in most art supply stores.

ACRYLIC PAINT & INKS Bring any acrylic paints, acrylic inks are optional. I prefer GOLDEN FLUID ACRYLIC PAINTS any size bottle. I will supply the class samples sponsored by GOLDEN.

ACRYLIC ALL-PURPOSE BRUSHES one & two inch synthetic Flats (Loew Cornell has a cheap set)....also some small synthetic round brushes (#4 and #6) for line and detail.


(jar) WHITE GESSO (bottle) 8 oz. or smaller. I prefer GOLDEN ACRYLIC brand.

TEXTURE TOOLS & STAMPING TOOLS Anything you think would

work in making texture.....any textured white paper, rubber faux stamps, bubble wrap, etc., house hold items for stamping, wax paper or saran wrap, Be creative in gathering a few tools for texturing. I will furnish some items for the class.

I also like to see some extra items for drawing (Caren d Arche, Lyra colored pencils or any soft watercolor pencils and/or charcoal pencil. You don't need all of the drawing tools suggested, but it's nice to have the choice while putting in detail work.

EXTRA ITEMS...non-latex rubber gloves, paper towels, plastic palette knives, Paper palette or freezer paper (Walmart) and Water container.

You will have a variety of projects in this class, therefore expect some changes in art materials or supports which are not on this list. When this happens, I will provide the necessary support or art material, and a $10 charge will be collected.

There will also be some "Freebies" for the class.

Most of these items you already have as a painter. When traveling you

can fit all in one medium size luggage and still have room!.....or ship....

Again, a $10.00 fee will be charged for extra supplies during workshop


About Jan Sitts

In Jan's more than thirty years as an art instructor and professional painter, she continues her exploring and experimentation with many mediums. Her accomplishments in the art arena are many, working in commercial art, teaching in public schools, and teaching international workshops. Her studies include the Kansas City Art Institute (Kansas City, Missouri), a B.A. degree at Western State College (Gunnison, Colorado), and ongoing workshops and seminars in the arts. Her latest book is TEXTURECOLORFEELING.

Artists Statement

My work is a reflection of who I am. I work in a spontaneous manner until I have built up a surface on a support by texturing, layering papers, and painting. Often repeating this process many times. As the work develops, this process becomes one with the satisfaction I feel with the final image.









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