T-Rex Art University
Just getting started in the world of alcohol ink art & painting or need some guidance to expand your knowledge base and hone your techniques? We have gathered the premiere artists in the industry for a collection of useful alcohol ink tutorials, classes, and books to help you become the next alcohol ink master artist. We have also included some recommended alcohol ink supplies to help you get started.
TUTORIALS & COURSES
ARTIST: HEIDI STAVINGA
Offers: Downloadable Highly-Specific Tutorials & Online Classes
Specialties: Paintings and Resin using alcohol inks
Social Media: Instagram: @heidistavingastudio
"Welcome to my virtual studio. I invite you to immerse yourself in the colorful world of alcohol inks. Each of my classes will teach you different ink techniques that I use in my own art work to create beautiful unique works of art. As a self-taught artist, I do not teach from an academic view point but rather from one artist to another in terms everyone can understand. Whether you are new to alcohol inks or a seasoned ink lover I strive to cultivate a lesson that you will enjoy and learn from."
GO HERE: HEIDI STAVINGA
ARTIST: KIMBERLY DEENE
Offers: Online Courses
Specialties: Hyper realistic flower blooms with alcohol ink
Social Media: Instagram: @kimberlydeenedesigns
"Watch as I teach you to manipulate the unpredictable alcohol inks while still allowing the organic quality of the inks to shine through.
Technique Learn to paint vibrant blooms using canned air as well as stunning flower centers with incredible dimension!"
GO HERE: KIMBERLY DEENE DESIGNS
ARTIST: JAIDE FOX
Offers: Online Courses for a variety of techniques
Specialties: Known for her amazing ink decorated mugs, and artworks
Social Media: Instagram: @jaidefoxpaintings
"Whether you are new to alcohol ink or an experienced pro, you'll find value in my courses. I have multiple courses for you based on your experience, project goals, the volume you are working at, and the space you are working in. Many of my courses lead into one other to allow for fluid and continuous learning. I am always available to my students via email, Instagram, or Facebook for free additional coaching."
GO HERE: JAIDE FOX COURSES
ARTIST: KELLIE CHASSE
Offers: TONS of courses
Specialties: Alcohol Ink Paintings, Resin, Mugs & More
Social Media: Instagram: @kelliechasse_fineart
From just one of her courses "Galaxy Alcohol Ink and UV RESIN Cell phone poppers/grippers In this short course, we will explore using UV resin and alcohol inks to create some lovely little galaxy mini painting on some Cell phone poppers/grippers."
GO HERE: KELLIE CHASSE FINE ART
CLASSES / WORKSHOPS
ARTIST: JESS KIRKMAN
Offers: Workshops Online & In-Person
Specialties: Paintings and Resin using alcohol inks
Social Media: Instagram: @manifest.jess
Jess Kirkman is the preeminent artist in the field of alcohol inks. She offers a wealth of know how and even in-person classes (hopefully again someday after this Pandemic). She really runs the gambit of styles with beautiful bubbly abstracts, resin pieces, and her totally unique and iconic cellular 3d series.
GO HERE: MANIFEST JESS
ARTIST: MANDY MARIE
Offers: Private Virtual Art Sessions, Informative Blog, Great YouTube Videos
Specialties: Alcohol Ink Painting and Decor Projects
Social Media: Instagram: @mandymarieart , Blog: Ink Chatter
"My life has been a creative journey filled with many art medium explorations and crafting adventures. I dabbled in everything I could get my hands on but never found my niche. It was only when I stumbled across alcohol ink that I truly found my artistic calling. It is through alcohol ink that I am able to create paintings that connect the analytical parts of my brain with the creative, deeply emotional, daydreamer side.
Deep down, I have always known I was born to create, educate, and bring joy to others through art. Creating full-time has been a dream I’ve always wanted to chase. I’m at a point in my life where I’m ready to pursue my dream and use my professional experience to educate and spark joy in others."
GO HERE: MANDY MARIE ART STUDIO
E-BOOKS / ACTUAL BOOKS
ARTIST: ASHLEY MAHLBERG
Offers: THE Alcohol Ink Book
Specialties: Painting with alcohol ink and decor projects
Social Media: Instagram: @inkreel
"Get an overview of essential materials, substrates, and finishes. Explore techniques for applying alcohol inks, such as pouring, creating texture, lifting, masking, adding embellishments, and more. Learn helpful troubleshooting tips and tricks. Use what you’ve learned to create one-of-a-kind artworks and stylish projects. Perfect for creative beginners, the books in the Art for Modern Makers series take a fun, practical approach to learning about and working with paints and other art mediums to create beautiful DIY projects and crafts."
GO HERE: INK REEL STUDIO
ARTIST: SAMMY GORIN
Social Media: Instagram: @sammygorinart
"What’s inside (the e-book):
-A jam-packed list of materials, including Sammy's favorites!
-Detailed explanations on all things alcohol ink, blending solution, substrates, how to seal your work, and more!
Step-by-step instructions for:
-Prepping a canvas for alcohol inks
-Mounting YUPO paper to wood
-Sealing your work with epoxy resin
-The pour method
-Working with metal inks
GO HERE: "The Ultimate Guide to Alcohol Inks by Sammy Gorin"
ARTIST: ALICJA WOLKOWSKA
Offers: E-book: "My Fluid Art World: Alcohol Inks"
Specialties: Fluid painting with alcohol ink & resin
Social Media: Instagram: @justbecausepanda
"This instant download PDF e-book contains everything you will need to know to get started with alcohol ink art.
It contains 52 pages packed full of tips, tricks, guides and step-by-step exercises - all my knowledge of alcohol inks.
From working on synthetic paper, working with gold inks and pigments to inks in resin.
I have made sure to make it beginner friendly so even if you have never tried inks before, you should not have any problems with any of the exercises."
GO HERE: JUST BECAUSE PANDA