Join Minette Riordan, Ph.D. for a playful class all about the animals we love. Whether you have a pet now, fond memories of a beloved childhood friend or a passion for animals in general, this workshop is for you.
You will create an 8x8 square folk-art inspired portrait of your favorite pet or animal. You bring the photo and Minette will show you how to turn it into a colorful, commemorative mixed media portrait of your fur-baby.
We will be working on wood panels with acrylics, Posca Markers and gel pens. Class price includes a kit with the basics you need for the class.
Not only will you create a precious portrait of your favorite animal but you will also learn more about folk-art traditions and styles. You will get a handout of fok-art marks and patterns you can use over and over to create your own patterned pet portraits of all your favorites.
Minette is an animal lover! In fact, her daughter recently said her studio is starting to look like a menagerie with all the animal paintings everywhere. As a child, her family raised dogs. She had a horse, parakeets, rabbits, a cat. And the trend hasn't stopped. Now she has two of Andrea's fostered litter of Artist Kittens, Diego Rivera and Georgia O'Keefe, featured in the sample below. Also featured is her beloved dog Chulo from many moons ago. For Minette it's not just about pets, she loves animals of all kinds and loves creating whimsical paintings to honor them.