Intuitive Abstract Painting With Alcohol Ink (Online Course) Summer 2024 w/ Nina Yocom


June 1 to June 29 (Saturdays), 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM, Eastern Time

**All sessions are live and will be recorded, students do not have to be present. All recordings will be available to students for 3 months after the final session, after 3 months the recording will be deleted.

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Course Description

This five week course will introduce you to the multifaceted medium of alcohol inks. I will walk students through the intuitive process of creating work on different substrates using a variety of tools, all the way through the final act of finishing your work for longevity.

Course Outline

Week 1 –

An introduction to alcohol inks to include a 30 minute lecture and slide presentation followed by a two hour demonstration by the instructor. Students are encouraged to ask questions throughout the demonstration.

Week 2 –

We will begin to work on a piece focusing on the intuitive nature of inks and the fine balance between controlling the inks using a variety of tools and allowing the painting to process.

Week 3 –

We will apply inks to a number of different substrates including synthetic paper, ceramic tile, raw canvas, watercolor canvas, and smooth primed panel.

Week 4 –

We will incorporate other materials in combination with alcohol ink including layering with acrylic paint and fine liner pen detailing.

Week 5 –

We will conclude with a thorough review of how to finish your work with a focus on colorfastness and longevity.


Course Materials List

Alcohol Inks: Tim Holtz Ranger, Jacquard Pinata, Copic Marker Refills (many inks come in sets or groups of colors)

* Synthetic Paper: Yupo, Nara, EVO, Grafix Craft Plastic, Grafix Dura-Lar

White Ceramic Tiles

91% Isopropyl Alcohol

Foam Brushes

Paint Brushes

Tim Holtz Ranger Alcohol Ink Blower

Pipette Droppers

Well Paint Palette

Inkssentials Mini Mister

Low Flow Hair Dryer

Kamar or Winsor & Newton Varnish (3 coats) and UV Protectant Spray (3 coats)

* Yupo paper comes in a variety of thicknesses from translucent, medium, and heavy


Fredrix Watercolor Canvas

Raw Canvas

Primed Canvas (Kilz 2)

Ampersand Smooth Primed Panels

White Acrylic Paint


Fine Liner Pens

Pixiss Applicator Bottle and Funnel

World’s Smallest Hairdryer

Dual Temperature Heat Gun

Art Resin

Air Compressor

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