Sandra Duran Wilson


Ballarat Autumn 1st April to 7th April 2020
Toowoomba Autumn 13th April to 19th April 2020

About Sandra Duran Wilson

Sandra Duran Wilson is an award-winning artist, author of six art technique books, including the international best seller, Surface Treatment Workshop. Her newest book, Awakening Your Creative Soul was #1 on Amazon new releases. She lives in Santa Fe NM and her work is exhibited internationally. She loves teaching around the globe; finding new friends everywhere. She has juried national exhibitions including the inaugural Abstract Show at Mark Arts, the Santa Fe Society of Artists and the Hawaii Water media Society. She has written on the painting process of incorporating emotions with technique in order to cultivate your authentic voice. She is passionate about sharing her art techniques with creatives of all levels. The work is driven by curiosity, experimentation and the pure fun of finding out, what if?

Unlocking the Mysteries of Acrylic Mixed Media

Texture, layers, color and materials are the words of the story your creative muse is writing. In this course you will learn the language of acrylic and mixed media, to enhance your artistic story. The world will open as you explore your authentic voice and awaken your creative soul. All skill levels are welcome, and I especially encourage new painters along with experienced artists looking to add freshness and excitement to their art. The only requirement is that you come with an open mind and create with fresh eyes as we explore unusual ways to use fabrics, tools and mediums.
You will uncover the mysteries of how acrylic gels and pastes can add dimension to your mixed media work. We will move the paint using not only our brushes but also with fabric, yarn, papers and found tools. Composition and color combinations will energize your art. These skills may be incorporated into other genres and any style. We will cover how to create layers of texture and optical color mixing, how to successfully make a transparent transfer, create your own unique collage papers and unusual ways to put it all together. The biggest part is how to create a studio practice that will keep you inspired and developing your creative message authentically.
Prior to the course I will email you a set of questions and prompts that will start you on the journey. I will also work with you in preparing an image to be emailed to me so I can print it on the specialty paper I will bring for transfers.

Here's What You'll Learn With


Create a nurturing environment in which an artist can become unblocked and develop/redevelop a hunger to work.

Incorporate word association, music, sketching and design with your chosen personal subject

There will be extensive discussions about the complex process of how we think about the items