Icing on the Cake: Exploring Color on Metal

All Levels
June 23 & 30, 2023 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm View in Your Timezone

This workshop will explore the use of gesso and colored pencils on metal as a method for applying color. Acrylic gesso is ready-to-use liquid grounds formulated for the use of acrylic paints and other media on any commonly used painting surface including metal. Gesso provides a “tooth” that promotes the adhesion of your choice of medium including colored pencils and other drawing media. Numerous examples will ignite your imagination. The possibilities are endless.


Meet the Instructor

Marilyn da Silva

Marilyn da Silva’s work is based on telling stories through imagery and representational elements. Her trademark surface treatment of gesso and colored pencil creates a rich palette for her sculpture and wearable pieces.Her work has been displayed nationally and internationally. Marilyn is a professor in the Jewelry/Metal Arts program at California College of the Arts….


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