Classes and Workshops
Celia Buchanan offers a wide range of classes from beginners to the more experienced. Enjoy a variety of disciplines from encaustic, mixed media, printmaking, painting, and sculpture, to name a few. The classes are taught in Celias home and studio in the center of the scenic Catskill Mountains and presented in an easy-to-digest format. Celia has over 30 years of experience as an Educator. Her aim is to provide a pleasant and stimulating environment to explore your creativity and develop your creative and artistic skills.
Celia is available to teach in person at your school, art association, club, or guild.
Pickup, Transfer, Mono Printing: Mono Printing Using Gel Plates: Pickup, Transfer techniques using Acrylics, and Inks. Spontaneity is the beauty of this medium. It is a combination of printmaking, painting, and drawing all rolled into one.
Encaustic Painting: Immersed in classical history the workshop includes the application of ancient encaustic techniques. Control and manipulate warm and cold wax to create beautiful, contemporary finishes that are unique to the encaustic medium. Monoprint using wax. Encaustic can be combined with other painting and drawing techniques, to create encaustic mixed media pieces. Encaustic brings incredible depth and richness to artwork.
Acrylic Faux Finishing Techniques: Learn how to create beautiful surfaces using faux and glazing techniques that can be applied in a myriad of applications from fine art to home décor.
Mixed Media Done Right: An exploration of multimedia techniques using stencils and resist techniques incorporating watercolor inks, soft water-soluble wax pastels, liquid sprayable acrylics, and beyond. Learn the correct way to combine multimedia and maintain archivally stable work.
Resonant Watercolor: Using the gouache resist technique. Introduce bold marks and contrast using a resist technique combining Royal Talens watercolor, inks, pastels, and gouache for truly outstanding results. Take your watercolor and water media work to another level.
Dye painting with dye colors. Coprecipitated pigmented, powdered watercolors create starbursts of vibrant color on paper. Apply subtractive and resist techniques to create vivid artwork.
Acrylic Surfaces and Mediums: Spend some time exploring wonderful textures and unique surfaces and walk through a preverbal paradise of texture, color, and endless possibilities using Acrylic, Gels, Mediums, and Paints.
Alcohol ink techniques: Using pigment and dye-based alcohol inks applied to numerous surfaces including polyester, polypropylene, metal, ceramic, and glass. Students learn the fundamental differences between dyes and pigments through the application of these colors. They will create unique lustrous finishes on minimally absorbent surfaces that can be transformed and used in three-dimensional projects.
Marbling Mixed Media: Create intricate designs on paper using historical and culturally significant patterning techniques. This uses water-based products and incorporates the history and application of marbling through time.
Introduction to The Fiber Arts and Surface Design: The class will cover Shibori and indigo patterning techniques. Learn the intriguing art of modifying fabric using these wonderful applications.
Light over Dark. Discharge Mark Making & Printmaking Techniques on Paper: Discharge techniques on paper using discharge mediums. Remove color from papers and add transparent colors onto dark backgrounds. Create truly surprising results with a little chemistry.
Basic Mono Printing Using Gel Plates: Learn to create one-of-a-kind monoprints using gel plates and acrylic paints. Spontaneity is the beauty of this medium. It’s a combination of printmaking, painting, and drawing media all rolled into one.
Polychromatic Gel Plate Printing: Polychromatic printing onto paper using gel plates and liquid watercolors for multiple transfer prints from one image.
Mixed Media in 3D: Taking mixed media to a new dimension. Work on absorbent malleable plaster forms to create 3-Dimensional art utilizing water-media and sculptural techniques.