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Magic Touch! Holographic Foil Effects on Acrylic Art

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

$20 – $55

Learn how to use holographic foil to enhance your artwork and add sparkle!

The first half of the class instructor shares a sample painting and guide to complete it. Participants may follow along or create their own idea to decorate with the foil. The sample will be an acrylic painting on board of a whimsical nature scene. A drawn-out template is provided on the board to help beginners.

Once the paintings are complete, the real fun begins as we make them pop with holographic magic wand. Participants learn the basic properties of holographic transfer foil; how to use foil glue (application and drying time); how to apply the transfer foil to the surface and tips for the best effects. Additional ways to add holographic effects to art will also be discussed.

Participants leave with a finished piece with holographic prism foil details.

Megan Emily Ely is a surrealist & fantasy artist based in Colchester, Connecticut and NYC. She is inspired by fairytales, mysticism, nature, dreams, and magic. Her work is primarily oil paintings, but she also utilizes mixed media techniques.

Megan views her art as a medium to add beauty and light in a world that can sometimes be challenging and dark. Her art is meant to spark magic, wonder, and mental well-being. She studied art & design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, and also attended the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine for two summer studios. In her past career she was a design director at Estée Lauder for 10 years and continues to consult in product design. She is affiliated with several artist communities, including the Greenwich Arts Council and the Essex Art Association. Her work has been shown in galleries including a recent show at the Bendheim in Greenwich, Connecticut and is scheduled for various upcoming shows at galleries throughout 2023/2024 including Spectrum Gallery, in Centerbrook, Connecticut.


May 5
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$20 – $55
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Spectrum Art Gallery
61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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