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Trish McKinney Classes at The Ink Pad!

I am a Teacher - passionate to inspire and connect everyone to the creator within themselves.

I am a Painter - constantly curious and experimental, thinking outside the box, and always asking  "what if".

I am a Dreamer - who steps into my dreams and makes them a reality.

I am a Believer - living my life expectantly and abundantly - thinking "as if" it has already happened.

I am an Artist.
-Trish McKinney

Trish McKinney is a talented artist that has participated in numerous exhibitions across the country. She is an accomplished teacher and loves to share her passion for creating art with others. Don't miss out on this opportunity to take a class with with this incredible creative!

Her two classes are listed below and you can sign up online! Can't wait to make some art with you!


You Should be Gellin' - Experimental Monoprinting & Journal Making

Saturday, July 20th from 10:00AM to 5:00PM at Westbeth

Learn the exciting world of monoprinting by using Gel-Press gelatin plates with unusual textural elements on non-traditional surfaces to create layers of FUN! Students will be encouraged to experiment and pull many prints on a variety of unusual surfaces. Choosing their favorite prints, students will then will create a 16-page journal and a some inspirational cards. This is a class that always makes the time fly by – it’s just pure fun!



Nature’s Palette – Combining Colors, Texture, and Patterns With Nature

Sunday, July 21st from 10:00AM to 5:00PM at Westbeth

Discover the wonder and beauty of Nature’s Palette through playful experimentation with paint, texture, and patterns. My Nature’s Palette paintings have evolved over the years, as most series should. Students will benefit from this evolution and learn some of my newest techniques on how I create texture and pattern in my backgrounds as well as how I choose my colors. They will experience the beauty of Nature’s Palette by implementing nature into pours of acrylic ink-like paint, playing with mixed media techniques to simulate natural texture, and organic stencils to simulate patterns. Imagine - leaves, grass, twigs, plants, all creatively combined with stencils, mark-making, and stamping to design a painting - with no drawing! Now how much fun does that sound?! Bring your imagination, your sense of adventure and leave your inhibitions at the door for we are going to shake things up!


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