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Creating Art with Alcohol Inks

Are you interested in learning a new way to create art? Alcohol inks are a unique way to create art with vibrant, highly pigmented colors. Learn to work with alcohol inks and create your own pieces to take home.

Key Program Information

What is the Secret of Alcohol Inks?

Alcohol inks are a unique way to create art with vibrant, highly-pigmented colors. Because of the highly concentrated inks, just a small amount of ink will go a long way. Alcohol inks can be used on many surfaces to create cards, beautiful gifts and fine art.

We will experiment with different techniques to create a variety of textures on various surfaces to see how alcohol inks react. In the class, you will create multiple unique projects to take home, including bookmarks, coasters, abstract art, and a nature piece. This class is perfect for all artistic levels. Beginners and experts alike can create beautiful works of art by combining alcohol inks with their imagination.

Please note: alcohol inks have a strong scent so people with sensitivity to smells or respiratory issues need to be cautious.

A photo of canvas painted using alcohol inks.

Who should attend

Community members, 18 and older, who are interested in learning more about the unique and beautiful method of painting with alcohol inks.


  • Harlie Juedes is a local artist that sells Midwest-inspired nature paintings to hospitals, organizations and homes. She is also the Assistant Director at the Small Business Development Center at UW-Eau Claire where she provides branding and marketing education and consultations for local startups and small businesses. Harlie was a part of the first annual Community Supported Arts program and the instruction and development of curriculum for the first and second annual Blugold Beginnings Exploring the Arts summer camps. Her work has made it on the cover of two Volume One Magazine editions and she has shown her paintings in galleries such as the Heyde Center for the Arts, the Eau Claire Public Library, the Chippewa Valley Museum and the Janet Carson Gallery.

CEU Information

No CEU info applies to this program.

Disability Accommodations

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education encourages individuals with disabilities or other special needs to participate in our programs whenever possible. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711). All requests are kept confidential.

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Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted via email or phone call to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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