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Kristen Marino is a mixed media artist living and working in Venice Florida.    Being creative has always been a big part of her life and her art reflects a combination of collage, acrylic paint and textural elements.  She has always been drawn to using vibrant colors, and loves to incorporate Pop Art and graffiti styles into her work.  Since moving to Venice Florida in 2019 she has been creating bright and colorful art with an emphasis on Fun.  In addition to her work, Kristen offers art classes at the gallery in a Paint and Sip format.

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Classes: Call To Schedule

Fun With Pet Portraits: All Levels         Instructor: Kristen Marino         2 1/2 hrs  Fee: $35

Create a one of a kind mixed media portrait of your pet. Starting with a black and white print on watercolor paper, you will use acrylic paints, stencils and paint pens to bring the portrait to life. Finished portraits are on 8.5" x 11" watercolor paper. You must email instructor a clear photo of your pet 2 days prior to class. The higher resolution, the better.  Supplies included.

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Mixed Media Buddha     Instructor: Kristen Marino      2 hrs  Fee: $35

Learn to incorporate mixed media art techniques to create a visual reminder to “breathe” and be mindful.  Join us as we collage and paint a mixed media Buddha image on canvas.   We will start by collaging our canvases and build up interest and texture by adding layers of subtle stenciling.  On top we will stencil a Buddha design and adorn with a metallic glaze.  Choose from a variety of papers and paint colors that promote peace and serenity.   No artistic experience necessary as you will learn tips and tricks to creating great art.  All supplies included in price.

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