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Sisters to host Alcohol Inks March 20

Join the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, for the upcoming workshop “Alcohol Inks,” scheduled for 1-4 p.m., on Sunday, March 20.

The workshop will take place in the Foley Room at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center.

Sister Rosemary Schmalz, SP, will facilitate the workshop.

“Alcohol inks have become quite popular in the past few years, both for artists and crafters,” Sister Rosemary commented.  “Basically, alcohol is to alcohol inks what water is to watercolors.  Alcohol serves as the basis of the pigment and dilutes and spreads the colors.  The inks are fast-drying and highly pigmented. They are best used on nonporous surfaces.

“It is how the inks work together that make them unique,” she continued. “One color tends to resist the other, making interesting edges and patterns. Colors flowing together do not necessarily mix, but retain their own hue.”

During the workshop, participants will learn how the colors move, mix and resist while learning how to introduce texture and how to rejuvenate the inks after they dry.

Sister Rosemary said all who attend the introduction workshop should come with a “mindset of playing, since the inks are difficult to control.”

“One should not expect to leave this workshop with a piece to frame and hang,” Sister Rosemary continued. “Yet exploring how these inks behave, and refuse to behave, is endlessly fascinating and participants are guaranteed to have fun.”

Cost to attend the workshop is $65, which includes all materials.

Space will be limited and the registration deadline is March 13.

Register online here or by calling 812-535-2952 or emailing provctr@spsmw.org.

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Jason Moon

Jason Moon serves as media relations manager for the Sisters of Providence. Previously, he spent more than 16 years in the newspaper industry.

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For inquiries or information, contact Jason Moon at jmoon@spsmw.org or 812-535-2810.

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