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Yupo Painting 1W23

Age Group: 
Teens (17+), Adults

Yupo, a synthetic paper made from polypropylene resin, opens many exciting possibilities for water-based media.

Colors flow, swirl and bleed on its surface, creating unique effects when the water evaporates. Once the initial image is dry, you may rework areas, remove color and apply monoprinting techniques. Go beyond basics, making a series of images in class. 

Limit 8 students

Ginny Zanger

Ginny Zanger

Ginny Zanger is a watercolorist and printmaking working primarily in Yupo. Her work has been featured in Artscope Magazine and has been shown throughout the Greater Boston area and on Cape Cod. She is represented by the Copley Society, with a Copley Artist designation, and by the Cove Gallery (Wellfleet MA). She has been an artist-in-residence at Ten Acre School and at the Vermont Studio Center.

Materials to bring to class:
  • Watercolor paints in tubes. Please bring at least 3 colors.
  • A small selection of watercolor brushes in various sizes
  • Spray bottle /mister
  • Pad of Yupo Paper - can be sourced from https://www.cheapjoes.com/ or https://www.dickblick.com/. (We won't be working larger than 12" so no need to purchase very large pads unless you want to cut your paper down to size.  No translucent paper and heaviest (weight) is better. )