Santa Board   
Thurs.  Dec 7,2017 
  10-12  &  12:30- 2:30
Surface:            12” x 26” wooden board from our Store. (use a coupon).
 I used the darker,  barnwood type. 
Its rough and very dry- harder to paint on. I STRONGLY suggest getting one of the white   boards and painting it a darker color - barnwood: paynes grey, a little raw umber + a little white then dry and lightly sand surface to show wood grain.  
I plan to paint my class  sample with a dark blue- maybe thalo + paynes and I might slip slap onto wet suface with a little lighter blue to look like snowy night)

There are some white ones that are rough or smooth that are the same size    (you could paint it a background color). 
(The smoother ones will be easier to paint on.)


Use a canvas. 12x16” will work with some adjusting or get a longer one.
(The boards are supposed to hang the other way with a twine string.)

Bring all of your normal painting supplies.
I used:
Grumbacher Academny tube Acrylics:
 Cadmium red light, paynes grey, hookers green, white, orange,cobalt blue. (+ background colors)

Bring a good assortment of brushes (flats, liner, rounds),
 paper towels, WHITE & BLACK graphite paper, stylus,
 palette paper pad(yellow pad by strathmore) & palette knife. 
Bring your stiff bristle brushes if you have them too.
Snow Tex is what I used on the top of the board but its optional. White paint
will work too.

Print off the face if you wish to for class.
There is holly leaves on top of sign but picture
doesn't show them very well.  
Come a bit early to get set up.
 Bring a lunch or snack.
HOMEWORK TO DO BEFORE CLASS: paint the background of your board or canvas before class. See my suggestions below....