Award-winning artist Lisette McClung will teach the workshop Color Harmony with Mixed Media
on Saturday, Sept. 11, in downtown Galveston. Workshop attendees, who should be somewhat
experienced with the use of acrylic paints, will create a mixed media painting using handmade
Gelli printed paper and acrylic paint.
This workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the Galveston Art
League’s downtown Galveston gallery at 2117A Postoffice St. McClung is offering an optional
critique session from 3-4 p.m.
All workshop participants will study and experiment with patterns using the Gelli printing process
to make their own collage paper. Then they will use that paper to create a painting. While
teaching color theory during the workshop, McClung will show ways of using a color scheme to
design a unified artwork onto an 8-by-8-inch gallery-wrapped 1½-inch canvas.
You can sign up and pay for the workshop at www.GalvestonArtLeague.com. The fee for the
workshop is $75, plus a $20 supplies fee. The supplies fee goes toward the 8-by-8-inch canvas,
5-by-5-inch Gelli printing plate, acid-free tissue paper, a printing plate tool, and a stencil foam
spouncer (sponge brush). After completion of the workshop, participants will have enough
supplies left over to create more mixed media works.
The instructor will provide several additional tools that students may use during the class:
brayers, stamps, stencils, gel medium, glazing medium, slow-dry medium, and containers.
Students should bring acrylic paint, brushes, palette paper, additional stencils, and inspiration
If you have questions about the workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
McClung taught art for 22 years and retired recently from teaching high school art in Clear
Creek Independent School District. A League City resident, she earned her bachelor of fine arts
degree in painting from Tulane University in New Orleans and her master’s degree in
humanities/studio art from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. You can see examples of her
work at www.lisettemcclungart.com.
McClung has received many awards for her oil paintings and mixed media pieces. Her paintings
have been accepted into dozens of juried shows and competitions. She belongs to several
professional organizations including Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society,
Outdoor Painters Society, National Art Education Association, and the Galveston Art League.
The Art League offers modestly priced workshops to the public as part of its mission to support
visual arts and art education in the region. The nonprofit Galveston Art League, which has never
had a salaried staff member during its 107 years of existence, invites non-artists as well as
artists to join; membership fees cover a significant portion of its operating budget. The league
also puts on an annual fundraiser gala and welcomes contributions that assist its mission.
To find more information about Galveston Art League activities as well as memberships and
their benefits, visit www.GalvestonArtLeague.com or email email@example.com.