Jacqueline Sullivan
Cincinnati, OH

B33 — Metallic Marks, Textures, and Layers!
Four-Day Class, Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31
All Levels
Design, Lettering, Painting

From creating patina papers to metal patinas and lettering on metal, as well as painting on metal leaf, this class offers opportunities to explore a multitude of metallic media. We will add textures, both visual texture formed with layers of letters and marks, and physical textures formed with acrylics and metallic medias. We will build up those layers gradually, selectively obscuring previous layers. We will then create that complex, mysterious look of layering and depth for your calligraphic artwork, using the metallic and textural techniques you have learned. We will work first on small panels that we will make into a sculptural book and then move to heavy paper or canvas to form a finished abstract work.

Supply List

  • Canvas, stretched: 11″ x 14″ or larger; whatever will fit in your suitcase. You may bring raw canvas rolled and we will gesso it in class.
  • Arches text wove: approximately 8 sheets, 10″ x 13″ (full size sheet cut into eighths)
  • Golden High Flow acrylic in white or titan buff
  • Fine Line applicator tool
  • Your favorite broad edged pens (Brause, Tape, or Speedball recommended)
  • Penholder
  • Sakura Gelly Roll white pen
  • Pitt fine point markers in black and/or sepia
  • 1” Golden Taklon brushes and other brushes you may want for use with acrylic paint
  • Water container
  • Brush for glue
  • Scissors
  • Knife with extra sharp blades
  • Cutting mat
  • Metal ruler
  • Black Sharpie markers in various sizes
  • Small natural sponge
  • 4 sponge brushes


  • Stencils
  • Pan pastels
  • Apron and gloves
  • Favorite colors of fluid acrylics

Supply fee: $25 covers the cost of the following:

  • Glues and tapes
  • Acrylic paints and mediums
  • Pan pastels
  • Book materials
  • Metals
  • Etching solution and containers
jacqueline_sullivanJacqueline Sullivan couldn’t decide the artist she wanted to be when she grew up so she became the artist who creates mixed media abstracts with calligraphy and mark-making and occasionally some formal lettering. And, oh, she makes books, fiber arts, and is exploring and working in metal and glass as well. There is not a surface she has met upon which she has not wanted to throw paint! Her kitchen appliances live in her studio and while she knows the difference between grounds and mediums she chooses to ignore the rules or make up new ones.

And because she loves showing people all of the cool things she has experienced, she started teaching about 30 years ago. And now, Jacqueline is even more qualified because she just became a Golden Certified Artist Educator. People from art centers, guilds, colleges, and trade shows all over the country have hired her to come and show them her methods and her “new rules.” Jacqueline is an experimenter, a lover of paper and color and texture. She is an artist, a maker, and a teacher and life is good!

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