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Explorations In Alcohol Inks

December 14, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



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An 2-Day In-Studio Workshop!

Thursdays, December 14 and 21, 6-9pm

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About this Workshop:

Take a dive into the possibilities of alcohol inks as a component of your mixed media arsenal. If you have dabbled a bit or just wondered about them, this class will give you a grounding for further explorations. With intense, saturated color, alcohol inks behave in a unique way and offer many possibilities on a variety of surfaces from glass to paper. They can be manipulated with stamps, stencils and a variety of other tools to create patterns and effects unlike any other media, and combined with acrylics, pastels, markers, collage and other materials to produce an endless array of mixed media gems.

Level: Beginner—no experience necessary!

Registration closes December 8, 2023. Material fees are included with your registration to cover the supplies provided in class. Students may/will need to gather/purchase additional materials for class (see the materials list below). This list will also be provided with the registration confirmation email.

Sample images by Sharon Robinson


Registration includes a $14 materials fee to cover consumable materials provided in class, including additional inks and paper, alcohol and blending solution, and  miscellaneous collage supplies. Students will need to supply additional materials of their own, including:

  • Set of 6 or more colors of alcohol ink
  • (optional) 1 pad of Yupo paper, 9″x12″ or 11″x14″ in size
  • (optional) Personal apron (we’ll have extras) or wear clothes that can get messy
  • (optional) Notepad and pen if you’d like to take notes


Sharon Robinson is a mixed media artist specializing in abstract collage and assemblage and currently resides in the Washington, DC area.  Raised in New Jersey, she earned a master’s degree in urban design and community development from MIT, and worked in the and urban transit and planning field for over 20 years in Los Angeles and Portland, OR. Since 1999 she has been a full-time artist, muralist, teacher, and arts program contractor. As an artist she exhibits in the DC region, as well as other east and west coast cities. Sharon teaches mixed media and collage classes in the Smithsonian Associates  Studio Arts Program, The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA and Montpelier Art Center in Maryland. She also provides administrative support for public art projects conducted by the Prince George’s County Arts & Cultural Heritage Division. Her community activities include serving on the national Board of Directors of SCRAP, a network of non-profit creative re-use centers; participating as a review panelist for DC Arts Commission and Maryland State Arts Council grants, and as an appointee to the Arts Commission of the City of Mt. Rainier, Maryland. Learn more about her work at www.therobinsonstudio.com. 

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