Let's Create Gorgeous Art In The Round Together
For years, I have painted on Yupo and other rectangular and square substrates, only thinking of my paintings from this geometric perspective. Lately, I've explored painting in the round. Painting abstract with alcohol inks in the round gave me the opportunity to play with shape, colors, and dimension in a whole new way.
Imagine Yourself Sitting Side-By-Side With Me
My online classes allow my students to feel like I am right there working through each step of the process. Very "unscripted" and real, my online classes are a combination of me talking & explaining the process as well as several video demonstrations.
In this Online Studio Workshop, you'll watch me paint on three surfaces, giving you an opportunity to work on aluminum disks (aka pizza separators!), and treated round white canvas and round black canvas panels.
Level of Difficulty:
All Skill Levels Welcome
Here's What You'll Learn & Explore:
We begin with a foundation of alcohol inks and I will share with you Tim Holtz, Jacquard Pinata, Copic Various Inks, Zigs Kurecolor, and the new Art-C alcohol inks.
I will guide you in the fundamentals of how to prepare for working with the inks as well as working in the round. From there, your art, whether painting in the round or painting on other surfaces is sure to soar.
- Learn the fundamentals of working with alcohol inks. I'll share all of the newest inks with you, too!
- Learn all of the supplies that I use as well as important safety tips.
- Learn how to prepare your round surfaces for the inks.
- Learn how to use canned air to achieve beautiful energy and flow.
- Learn to create abstract alcohol ink art on an aluminum disk.
- Learn how to achieve beautiful alcohol ink effects working on both white canvas boards and black round canvas panels.
- Learn how to revise your alcohol ink to turn it into a piece that is even more stunning than the original piece.
- Learn how to properly seal your Circles of Love.
- Learn how to hang and present your Circles of Love.
- I'll even show you how to showcase your art using PicMonkey for your computer and other cool photo apps.
THE ONLINE STUDIO WORKSHOP IS PRE-RECORDED AND IS HOSTED ON THE EASY-TO-USE THINKIFIC PLATFORM.
The workshop is designed for you to work at your own pace, and you receive instant access to all of the workshop content when you login with your Thinkific account name and password (you will be prompted to create a free account upon registering if you don't already have one as one of my past students).
You will have lifetime access so you can rewatch, pause, and reference back over and over again. You will also receive access to my thriving and welcoming student Facebook group, Alexis Bonavitacola Art Classes, where you can post any of the artwork you create as a result of your learning!
- In this Online Studio Workshop, I will share Tim Holtz, Jacquard Pinata, Copic Various Ink Refills, Zigs Kurecolor, and Art-C Alcohol Inks. Feel free to use any of these brands when creating your masterpieces. I will provide vendors who sell these products, but, please search out the best prices online or in stores.
- Snow Cap — my preferred white alcohol ink
- Jacquard Pinata Color Rich Gold Metallic. You may also use the small size available from any of the online sellers above.
- Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution or Isopropyl Alcohol(91% or 99%). I always use blending solution for my projects. I like how the inks glide with blending solution. There are several DIY videos online to demonstrate how to make your own.
- Canned Air — If you do not like using canned air and would rather use an air compressor or even a straw that is absolutely fine. Any strong air will work!
- Round Aluminum Discs — These are actually pizza separators. A variety of online stores carry these discs.
- Round White Canvases
- Black Round Canvas Panels
- 20-inch Cork Planter (with black vinyl) — not necessary, but fun!
- Rustoleum Triple Thick Glaze — found at any Hardware store
- Krylon Kamar Varnish
- 1325 Krylon Gallery Series Archival Varnish Aerosol
- Kilz2 Paint Primer — found at any Hardware store
- Small cup
- Sponge brushes — found at any Arts and Crafts store
- Painter’s Tape — found at any Arts and Crafts store
- Acrylic paint — for edges of canvas
- Disposable gloves
- Paper towels
- Metal Plate Stands — for displaying your art
- Flatiron Disc Invisible Plate Hanger, 3-Inch — for displaying your art
A Warm Welcome
HI THERE! I'M ALEXIS BONAVITACOLA.
I'm an artist, teacher, entrepreneur, and passionate human being dedicated to leading a purposeful life. I specialize in abstract art, especially the energy, motion, and flow of alcohol inks. I have 23 years as an educator, hold a Ph.D. in education, love teaching students of all levels, and taking my art to new levels. I believe in the value of sharing our talents and giving back to inspire others to grow. I look forward to being your instructor and sharing in your artistic journey.