Painter Ming Franz to teach two-day splash watercolor workshop this weekend

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Join Ming Franz, an International Artist Magazine's recent grand prize winner, will teach a splash color workshop at the Fuller Lodge Art Center this weekend.

The class will be from 9:30 a.m.-4:40 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Beginning with ancient black-and-white splash, the class will evolve into marbling splash and then abstract splash using liquid watercolor, acrylic, and Asian ink.

The foundation of this painting process is based on principles originating in Tang Dynasty China with a technique, known as PoMo. Essentially the artist freely "splashes" liquid color onto stacks of dampened sheets of mulberry paper. After the sheets dry, they are separated and the real magic begins.

The students will discover whether the resulting dried sheets are abstracts, able to stand on their own, or if they can be enhanced with more paint – whatever the imagination sees in the heart of the work.
There is a small list of supplies that students will need to bring with them and other supplies will be available from Ming before the class begins. The Art Center has this list and they can provide it in person or over the phone.
Early registration is required. Students must sign up by no later than noon on Friday by calling the Fuller Lodge Art Center at 662-1635.
More can be found about Ming and her splash painting techniques at Ming's Website at mingfranzstudio.com.