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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


My favorite aspects of this class: 1. Ginny's teaching - she is a Master painter!  2. Being with real human beings again (yay!) and 3. the creative, no-pressure process...  I also want to express my gratitude for the class being accessible to my hearing loss.  Honestly, we were just getting started - we all want to continue with a Yupo Shop or studio taught by Ginny or one of her own advanced students at Eliot.  This class was more exploration than technique and I'd love to keep exploring!

I took this class because I wanted to learn new techniques and try using new materials.  The ratio of students to teacher was great, and four weeks was just the right amount of time.  I'm excited to have learned how to work with a new medium!



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. )