February 27-29th 2020

Create your very own 3’x 5′ panel using Modern Masters Metal Effects oxidizing paints. Ali will walk you through her custom process to create unique patterns, and texture in this mixed media work. Students will also learn to use Golden Fluid Acrylics to create dramatic forms and vivid color. The techniques you will learn in this workshop can be applied to any subject matter and the possibilities are endless!

This new extended session features 2 BONUS SAMPLES!

Students will have the opportunity to experiment with what they have learned while creating these two additional 16″x 20″ panels.

Important info

  • Tuition- $725
  • A 50% deposit is due to reserve your spot. Deposits are nonrefundable.
  • Thursday Feb. 27th 8:30-5:00
  • Friday Feb 28th 8:30- 5:00
  • Saturday Feb. 29th 8:30-1:00
  • Ali Kay Studio- located at 302 W. 6th st. Chattanooga, TN 37402

Deposit to reserve your spot $362.50

Techniques demonstrated will include: image transfer, color selection and toning, layering techniques, reactive paint activation, and impressionistic brushwork.    Students will follow detailed step by step instruction of a sample painting created by Ali.  All required materials will be provided.

Suggested materials to bring:

  1. tablet or laptop -students often find it helpful to look at the reference image on a screen rather than just a printout
  2. Respirator or dust mask- We usually only wear these for a few minutes when  we are activating the reactive paints.  The activator can be stinky and not great to breath in.
  3. Apron or old clothes
  4. An old hotel key card or credit card.

How do I get my BIG artwork home?-  The painting you create in class will be on loose canvas that can be rolled up.   You will receive a tube to put your work in so you can easily bring it on a plane or ship it if needed.

Travel, Food, and Accommodations:


Breakfast including coffee, pastries and fresh fruit will be provided through our in-house catering company Dish T Pass.  

Freshly made boxed lunches will be available for purchase from Dish T Pass (located inside the studio building) for $10. Lunch options include freshly made salads, sandwiches, and soups.   We will take a 45 minute lunch break each day.   

*Lunch must be ordered by 8:30 am each morning of class.  


You are welcome to park in our lot but you will need to be sure to sign into our guest book located in the lobby. 

Travel info 

Positive Space studio is located inside Chattanooga WorkSpace.   302 W. 6th Street. Chattanooga TN, 37402.    


Chattanooga Airport is probably the most convenient however there are not many direct flights and you may have to stop in Atlanta or Charlotte. Chattanooga Airport is about a 15-20 minute drive from the studio.  

Atlanta , Knoxville, and Nashville are all about 2hrs away.   There is a shuttle through Groome Transportation that will bring you to Chattanooga from Nashville or Atlanta airports.   Round trip fare is $84.  This will bring you to the shuttle station located just outside of downtown.   You will need to catch a cab to get to your hotel.      


Positive Space is located downtown and there are many hotels within walking distance.   There are also several budget hotels located near Hamilton Place mall that are about a 20 minute drive.    

Chattanooga also has many AirB&B options close to the downtown area. 

Downtown hotels 

Double Tree – walking distance 


Westin – walking distance 


Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites – walking distance 


Holiday Inn Express – not walking distance 


Hampton Inn and Suites – walking distance 


Marriott – Not walking distance 


Courtyard Marriott – about 4 blocks away