I recently started to teach an innovative workshop about creating paints, surfaces and textures using alchemy with pigments, recycled materials and acrylic mediums. This workshop is designed to teach students to develop unique textures and colors which are not possible using traditional materials.
So far, I have been teaching mixing techniques, color theory, composition and light.
The advance and change in student’s work has been very noticeable. They have a better understanding of color and composition. Students have been experimenting with new textures like fabric, paper, calcium carbonate, wood and glitter so far.
Compositing is the art of placing the elements of an image so that the viewer’s attention is made to the point that interests us (focus) and to achieve their communicative purpose.