Elena Nikolaeva | Charcoal, Acrylics and Gloss Gel Medium

Regular price $125.00

Charcoal, Acrylics & Gloss Gel Medium 1 Day
Sunday 15 March 10am to 3.30pm The Art Folly, 
24 Coghill St, Whitianga

Charcoal, Acrylics and Gloss Gel Medium. Tips and tricks for contemporary artists.

The idea of combining charcoal and acrylics is getting more and more widespread in contemporary visual art due to the possibilities to seal charcoal elements and prevent them from damage while painting and after a canvas is done. 

This workshop is about experimenting with the ways we can combine the use of traditional acrylics and charcoal on canvas.

Tutor will show the ways of combining painting and drawing within one picture, creating layers of semi-transparent paints, using gel medium.  You will learn how to seal charcoal elements or blend them into acrylic painting.

During this workshop each student will create an individual painting on a medium to big size canvas.

About Elena Nikolaeva
Elena was born and raised in Russia. She studied at Urals State University of Fine Arts, Design & Architecture, and after graduating she taught at the university and attained an associate professorship of the painting department. In 2000 Elena moved to New Zealand, to Mangawhai, where she is now a full-time artist and tutor.

Elena works with acrylics, watercolour, mixed media and sculptures. She welcomes beginner painters and those who wish to widen their skills and techniques.

Materials Provided
Acrylics, charcoal sticks, gloss medium (heavy or normal), spray varnish, brushes, palette knifes, hair dryer, palettes, cleaning material, container for water, photographic references.

Materials Required
Each student should bring a medium to big size canvas - the sizes they are comfortable with. Alternatively the canvas can be supplied by the tutor - please contact Elena to arrange this. 

Contact Details 
Email: enikonzealand@gmail.com
Elena's website