PARKING DISCLAIMER: Please note that the Morean Arts Center is located in a rapidly developing portion of downtown St Petersburg, FL. Parking in our two designated lots is limited and cannot be guaranteed. You may have to park your car up to several blocks away in a 2-or-3 hour parking spot. Our instructors are aware of the possibility that you may have to excuse yourself from class to move your car once your parking time has expired. The Morean Arts Center is not responsible for parking tickets nor will refunds be issued on the basis of having to park your car outside of our designated lots.
Saturday & Sunday, January 14 & 15, 2017
10am-4pm each day
Skill Level: All Levels
This two-day intensive workshop will cover the fundamentals of acrylic painting. Working with acrylic paints, textures and mediums, Teresa will personally guide you, step-by-step, through the very same process she uses to create her own paintings. We will start with the absolute basics and progress steadily on to using color, textures, making effective compositions, and how to finish paintings. Teresa will demonstrate each and every step in detail. There is more to making art than learning “techniques”. During this workshop, Teresa will share those “secrets” too. Be ready to have fun, learn a lot, and go home with your creativity ignited!
Students are responsible for their own materials (download list below). Also bring your own photos for inspiration!
Materials List. Teresa Mandala Acrylic Painting Workshop.pdf
Teresa will be visiting St Petersburg FL for a short time this year and we are so happy that she will be teaching a Workshop at the Morean while she is in town.
Biography: Teresa Mandala grew up in Rockford, Illinois and migrated to Kansas City, where she received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Currently she runs a virtual advertising studio, in an active studio artist, and is an instructor at the Kansas City Art Institute. She has given various workshops and lectures in the Kansas City area.
Mandala enjoys exploring materials and finding unconventional ways to express very complex concepts. She has worked in wood, metal, glass, watercolor, acrylic, and oil paints. Currently, she works in porcelain. Her work is a dance of color and visual movement, embracing the divine feminine. Her concepts and themes are inspired by her own personal experiences. Her ultimate objective is to translate her own experiences of struggle, triumph, and failure into universal truths.
You can find her work in several private collections across America. Her exhibition record includes numerous group shows, benefits and competitions, including Belger Crane Yard Gallery, The Art Factory, The Hill Design House, MOD Gallery, and Art for Hope.
Artist Statement: My love of philosophy and quantum physics inspires my work. I am intrigued by the idea that multiple outcomes exist in a single moment and our focus determines reality. Inspiration can come to me from life experiences, environments, and individuals or from the material itself. I’m constantly questioning my perspective of the “unknown” and how it affects my life. By exploring different perspectives I am able to create a playground of the physical and spiritual worlds coming together in harmony; visually representing the flow that is life’s energy and the connection all of us crave. Each piece of artwork evokes emotion and encourages conversation with the viewer. My goal is to incite the viewer to embrace that part of them that is connected with everything. Plugging into this energy allows us to open up to all possibilities.