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Should I take my HUGE AND HEAVY PALLET to a workshop?

Post by Mirandas on Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:44 pm

Hello everybody...
I am attending Marcela's Workshop and I was wondering what should I take with me..
Should I take my heavy and huge scrapbooking case OR should I take just my basic colors OR should I buy a small Rainbow Snaz pallet ? I'm thinking about the space my case will take...besides is too heavy..
What do u guys suggest?? Very Happy
Thank You in advance!!
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Post by Tilly - Formerly Punky on Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:10 pm

Well, it would depend on the type of workshop it is that Marcella is doing, I know if it is a major beginner course, you will only need a couple colors for what she usally covers. She may even have stuff there for you to use, I have no idea, but definately don't go out and buy a brand new pallete just for a workshop, and don't take your whole working kit. Just take a small pallete, or maybe just a few favorite colors (don't forget the white and black!) and your favorite and most used brushes. You don't want to pack really heavy and take a whole lot of stuff... I know that can sometimes intimidate or distract instructors too when a student has their whole kit and kaboodle and then some at a mere workshop.
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Post by Judy on Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:43 pm

Why don't you contact her directly and find out. I attended Bodyssey and just used a few colors, spent more time dragging everything out all the time that I did painting! lol
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Post by Guest on Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:47 pm

IMHO taking your full kit to a workshop is pointless. You won't use it and will be tied down hauling the d*mn thing around and worrying about where to put it.

I always travel with my small Kryolan paint box, 4 brushes and a ziploc sandwich bag of sponges (I jam in about a dozen and sit on it - takes up less room than a nutrigrain bar!) Water and glasses you can usually grab in the classroom at 90% of the venues I've been in.

Take what you can carry in your purse and you'll have more than enough.

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Post by Mirandas on Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:07 am

Thank you ladies for all your suggestions..
I'm trying to avoid carrying unecessary things... I think I might take my favs colors, and arty cake, (she said she'll be introducing some techniques), some brushes a ziploc bag with sponges ... and Voila! Very Happy

You think I will need my practice head?
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Post by Tilly - Formerly Punky on Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:22 am

Heck no! you'll have plenty of REAL heads there! lol! Plus there's always arm space to practice on.
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Post by Mirandas on Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:30 am

Cool..just wondering!!! lol!
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Post by Psalmbook on Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:56 am

I agree even though I ended up bringing my Fatmax to FABAIC.
I downsized to a smaller kit, but the handle was killing my hand, so I ended up dragging the Fatmax around. Next time it'll be a laptop, some brushes, sponges & a canvas tote Very Happy
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Post by Tilly - Formerly Punky on Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:06 pm

That's usually what I end up doing too, whatever will fit nicely into the small tote bag is what I take. Although this year at the Midwest Clown Convention, as I AM the instructor... I may not be able to get away with that, lol. Good thing it's close to home! lol!
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Post by BluAngL83 on Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:09 pm

I brought my water color paper (thick enough so it doesnt go through) that I bought from AC Moore to Pashurs class and I am sooo glad I did. I was able to draw the step by steps and had more space to practice on!
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Post by LoneWolf on Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:47 pm

Remember water to activate the paint (and maybe rinse them) and a cloth to wipe the brushes dry.

Normally I just bring a mini kit with basic colours and some #8 and liner brushes plus a few sponges.
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Post by ChangingFaceDesigns on Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:27 pm

I have my at home practice/travel kit and my working set up. The practice/travel kit is just a scaled down version of my working kit and it all fits in a canvas tote that is easy to carry. It has all the elements I would have I I had my big kit. Just grab and go.
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Post by Judy on Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:11 am

No I wouldn't take a practice head. Wear shorts instead and use a leg.
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Post by Mirandas on Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:22 am

I took my basic colors , basic brushes, sponges and a couple of split cakes/arty cakes. Not bringing my practice head was a huge mistake!!! I should have taken it...I couldn't paint at the end of the workshop. Marcela wanted us to paint some of the designs she went over; some masks, butterflies, fairy eyes..Unfortanely everybody on my table were so busy painting on their practice heads that wouldn't volunteer to get paint.. Sad
I ended using what I could; wax paper,my practice pad, but it wasn't the same so I just got up and left... Neutral
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Post by Tilly - Formerly Punky on Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:49 pm

really? wow... that really surprises me! I'm really sorry that didn't work out for you, in every workshop I've ever been to people painted themselves or each other... I've only ever seen one lady bring a practice head and just one work shop, but she didn't even use it that much.
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Post by BluAngL83 on Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:25 pm

The moral of the story?: Just ask the teacher what they recommend to bring!
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Post by twobluestripes on Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:08 am

I also attended. In the letter we got after registering, it said to bring a practice head. But if you registered fairly late you might not have had time to get the letter.

In my table group, none of us had practice heads so we used each other. We did have one guy who didn't get painted/get to paint because we had an odd number. You could've used him! We didn't learn boy designs though, so that's part of the reason none of us painted him.

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Post by Psalmbook on Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:03 am

So sorry. I just paint my arm. It's all the same designs, just not on the face. Or I'll in desperation, pull out a mirror & work on myself.
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Post by Mirandas on Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:10 pm

Yeah I register pretty late..and when I spoked with Marcela, she just said to bring your paints and favorite brushes....Thank God I brought my practice pad with me but you know how it is when working with sponges on it, the paint just glides..
I think I got frustrated really quick, because the workshop it wasn't what I expected and then I was uncomfortable on my table..but it's over.. Very Happy
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Post by Psalmbook on Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:09 pm

Don't let this stop you from other workshops. They really are great & you'll start to remember things you learned weeks later. You'll see an improvement.

OK, here it goes... at 1st I was a little disappointed w/ FABAIC, but later as I settled down & remembered everything, it really wasn't that bad. I learned a lot & it pushed me to do better. Next year if I can go, I'll plan my time & classes better(I hope I can go, but not if it's the same weekend as my son's bday like it was this year).

This said, practice what you learned so you gain muscle memory. You'll be surprised how much you did bring back!
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