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Join these All Stars of Alcohol Ink as they open up and share their experiences, tips, tools and best practices for creating and promoting your alcohol ink art!

The Alcohol Ink Art Community is proud to announce the…

Alcohol Ink Art Virtual Conference
WINTER 2018

January 16, 2018
#aiacwinter18

Excite the Artist Within You (tm)

We are beyond excited to bring to you our first ever
Alcohol Ink Virtual Conference on January 16, 2018! 

COME JOIN IN ON THE FUN!

This will be an all-day event with sessions spread across the course of the day.   Each session will be presented by our superb line-up of alcohol ink artists and instructors and cover a wide variety of instruction and coaching pertaining to creating and promoting alcohol ink art.  During each session, our presenters will be available for questions and answers in real time during their session.

Your registration gives you:

  • Full access to each session with the ability to ask questions to the presenter and interact with other attendees via live chat during each session.
  • Membership to our private AIAC Winter 2018 Facebook group for extended interaction and networking with other attendees and presenters.
  • Lifetime access to recordings and all conference materials, including downloads, materials lists, eBooks, etc.
  • Ticket to live question and answer session at the end of conference where we will have presenters together in a live forum where we field the most pressing questions presented throughout the course of the day.
  • Participation in “get to know you” events and contests being held within the private Facebook group leading up to the conference.
  • Chances to win cool door prizes donated by some of our favorite sponsors:  Ranger, Marker Supply, JacquardImagination International (Copic), Legion Paper (YUPO distributor) and the Alcohol Ink Art Society !

Meet the Presenters

Alexis Bonavitacola

Alexis Bonavitacola

Alcohol Ink Artist & Instructor

Alexis Bonavitacola is an alcohol ink art instructor and founding member of the Alcohol Ink Art Community.  Her art captures energy, movement, and flow, and creates a sense of wonder. Alexis is a master abstract artist and nurturing instructor.   Her art features strategic layering and blending  of colors and mediums to create art that is magical. 

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Sheryl Williams

Sheryl Williams

Alcohol Ink Artist & Instructor

Sheryl Williams resides in Delta, BO and  is an alcohol ink artist and instructor and a founding member of the Alcohol Ink Art Community.  She loves to teach and leans towards the controlled realistic style. She began painting in 2011 starting with watercolor and later adding alcohol ink.  She has taught hundreds of students worldwide.

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Kellie Chasse

Kellie Chasse

Alcohol Ink Artist & Instructor

Kellie Chasse is a Simply Living, Debt Free, Professional Artist and instructor from Maine. She is a founding contributor for the Alcohol Ink Art Community and has been teaching art since 2007. She loves to share her favorite painting techniques with students from all over the world, folks just like you who may be looking for a simple easy step by step way to create with Alcohol Inks.

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Sharen AK Harris

Sharen AK Harris

Alcohol Ink Artist & Instructor

Sharen AK Harris was born an artist in Lynn Ma 1953. She is an alcohol ink artist, instructor and a founding member of the Alcohol Ink Art Community.  Sharen is a self-taught artist for the most part but was influenced by outstanding art instructors throughout her life. Sharen received her certification with the National Society of Decorative Painters.  Sharen is proficient in several mediums and uses each skillfully to achieve the poetic romanticism which she is known for. 

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Francine Dufour Jones

Francine Dufour Jones

Alcohol Ink Artist & Instructor

Francine Dufour Jones is an alcohol ink artist, instructor and founding contributor of the Alcohol Ink Art Community.  In addition to alcohol ink, Francine works in several other mediums such as acrylics, oils, digital art and silk painting. Francine teaches art classes, both in person in Alaska and online.  

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Jane Monteith

Jane Monteith

Alcohol Ink Artist & Instructor

Jane Monteith, has been working as an artist for over 10+ years. Originally from England, she moved to Canada in 1981. Jane found and started working with alcohol ink several years ago when she realized they offered the same colour vibrancy as screening inks. She is an International selling artist and works full-time creating colourful contemporary designs and sharing knowledge through her YouTube Channel. Jane has also joined the Alcohol Ink Art Community as a contributor in 2018!

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Denise Johnson

Denise Johnson

Alcohol Ink Artist & Instructor

Denise Johnson is an alcohol ink artist and instructor from Wisconsin.  She is also a founding contributor for the Alcohol Ink Art Community. She has been an artist on some level for her entire life.  She is inspired by her housemates which include dogs, cats, chickens… and her husband. She works primarily on Corian.  Denise is the the author of the eBook, Selling Your Art at Art & Craft Shows.

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Laurie "Trumpet" Williams

Laurie "Trumpet" Williams

Alcohol Ink Art Community Founder

Laurie “Trumpet” Williams is the founder of the Alcohol Ink Art Community.    Laurie is an alcohol ink artist, instructor, and Internet marketing consultant and brand strategist. Her background includes graphic design, marketing and sales.   She enjoys sharing her love for alcohol ink with others in the community and has a vision to spread awareness for alcohol ink with the world!

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What’s on the Agenda?

Introduction to Alcohol Ink

Level: Beginner
Presenter: Laurie “Trumpet” Williams

This session is both a primer for those attendees brand new to alcohol ink and those who may be interested in a refresher. An overview of working with alcohol inks, what works and what doesn’t.  This presentation will provide an introduction to alcohol ink, acceptable substrates, basic techniques and the basics of sealing your alcohol ink art. 

Light and Shadows; Add Values to your Paintings

Level: Intermediate and Advanced
Presenter: Sheryl Williams

Discover the secret to realistic painting!  Value does all the work and color gets all the glory. The illusion of light is created through values with highlights and shadows. Learn to use a gray scale to identify values, create a value study, paint a range of values with your inks, and apply what you have learned to a simple painting.

Creating a Majestic Golden Sky Expressive Landscape 

Level: Intermediate
Presented by: Alexis Bonavitacoloa

This piece incorporates both Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks as well as Jacquard Pinata Alcohol Inks and showcases the beauty of adding metallic colors to your paintings.Allowing the paints to both flow magically on their own as well as with a little coaxing with canned air can create richly textured landscapes. 

Creating An Abstract Wave Painting on Glass – Using Art Resin

Level:  Intermediate
Presenter:  Kellie Chasse

Kellie has been working with Art Resin for 3+ years now and has learned many tips and mistakes in creating with the wonderfully scary at first medium. We will cover her favorite substrates to use Art resin on and her Top mistakes she has learned. There is also a full online demo of how to create a Wave using Art Resin.

Mastering Social Media for Artists – Facebook & Instagram

Level:  Intermediate and Advanced
Presenter:  Laurie “Trumpet” Williams

This session provides direction, best practices and some great secrets to give you a leg-up and promote your art brand. You will learn best practices for optimizing your Facebook and Instagram marketing, in order to build your audience and effectively promote your art brand. 

How to create a Contemporary Collage – The Basics

Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Presenter:  Jane Monteith

This presentation provides discussion and details surrounding the components of creating a successful collage. Information regarding composition, colours, tools, materials and tips for best results will be covered in this course.

Get Lit with Alcohol Ink Lights

Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Presenter:  Denise Johnson

This project demonstrates making a beautiful light using just a few simple materials. Watch while a lowly piece of paper towel is transformed into a beautiful piece of functional art. This light will spread a bright and striking glow in a darkened room. Even in daylight, this unique one of a kind light will be a conversation piece. If you already create with alcohol inks, you’ll probably have most of the items you need.This project is for anyone that just wants to have some crafty fun!

Alcohol Inks & Mixed Media Flowering Imagination

Level: Intermediate
Presenter: Francine Dufour Jones

This workshop explores mixing alcohol inks with other mediums on different surfaces. Magic happens when we mix alcohol ink with other mediums and apply these to different surfaces. It’s playtime! Learn how to corral the shimmering colors and create vibrant, enchanting images. Give yourself to the magic, explore dimensions of color with limitless possibilities. Everyone is welcome to play and create here. 

Mixing Realism and Abstract for Dramatic Results- Barn Scene

Level: Intermediate and Advanced
Presenter: Laurie “Trumpet” Williams

This session is a working demonstration from start to finish using a color-rich barn scene. The emphasis for this session will be to combine abstract elements with detailed realism for a unique and dramatic effect.   This session covers the looseness and flow of inks, as well as how to inject detail into your paintings for realistic results.

Creating Alcohol Ink Art with Dip Pens

Level: Intermediate
Presenter:  Sharen AK Harris

This presentation demonstrates a unique way of painting with alcohol ink using dip pens (or calligraphy pens).  In this session, you will learn how to create fun paintings with traditional calligraphy pens, both abstract elements and detail.

NOTE: More details for these sessions will be available here soon, as well as some bonus content that is currently in the works!

FAQs

What if I’m not available the day of the conference?

The conference sessions and supporting documents will be available in a private location on the Alcohol Ink Art Community website, available through your user account when you log in.   As a conference attendee, you will have lifetime access to the content and resources.  Therefore, you will be able to access all materials and enjoy them at your leisure and pace.

How will the conference be delivered?

During the conference, we will be using a few of platforms to support the needs of everyone:  The AIAC website (via login), the Facebook Private Group and Zoom Conferencing to deliver timely information, presentation materials and support networking and “get to know” you events.   You will be notified by email and through the Facebook group of events, so that you don’t miss anything.  Additionally, there will be a login on the Alcohol Ink Art Community website where you will be able to access all materials following the conference.  So you have the opportunity to re-watch or catch what you may have missed during the day!

How long will the conference run?

While we are still working through the timing and logistics, we do know that the presentations will be presented over the course of the day and altogether, there is over six ours of content being presented.

How long will each presentation run?

They range from 25 minutes to 1 hour each.   Some of the sessions will direct you to additional content/videos and resources, as well.

How much does it cost to attend?

The registration fee to attend the conference is $20 for Alcohol Ink Art Society members and $79 for non-members.  Register here!  

What time will the live conference run on January 16th?

It is impossible to host a world-wide virtual conference and fit everyone’s schedule, but we will do our best.   The conference will begin at 11:00 am EST and culminate in a live question and answer session at 8:00pm EST (live Q&A subject to change based on presenters availability). Exact timeline of events will be available one week prior to conference.

 

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

We would like to thank the following organizations for sponsoring our first-time event by donating door prizes that will be given away randomly to our event attendees.

Ranger ink