Pack your paint and paper and join me for a day at camp. We will start with a series of creative exercises that illustrate the principles of collage that will be put together to make a take-home reference guide that you can refer to after the class. We will then move on to create abstract, painted backgrounds as the base for your collages. Following this, we will move on to the process of collage, transforming bits and pieces of paper into a cohesive whole. Basic and advanced collage techniques will be reviewed and approaches to collage discussed.
You will have the opportunity to create multiple collages during this workshop and will leave with a toolbox of techniques that can be applied to your ongoing work in collage, painting, art journaling and mixed media.
I am a mixed media artist, instructor, author and designer from New York City. My artwork has been exhibited in multiple exhibitions and can be found in numerous books and national magazines. I am the voice behind The Pulse, a series of international, collaborative projects that are the basis for my books “The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed” and “The Mixed-Media Artist: Art Tips, Tricks, Secrets and Dreams From Over 40 Amazing Artists”, both released by North Light Books. I am the artist behind two workshop DVDs: Easy Mixed Media Surface Techniques and Easy Mixed Media Techniques for the Art Journal. I am an instructor at Pratt Institute in NYC and my live workshops have been held throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and the UK. I have a mixed media line with Spellbinders Paper Arts, a stencil line with StencilGirl Products and a stamp line with Impression Obsession. I am a member of CHA and a columnist for Cloth Paper Scissors magazine.
his blog: http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/
Acrylics (assorted colors)
Paint brushes (1 inch/ ½ inch cheap bristle brushes work well)
- Water container and paint palette
- Favorite adhesive for collage
- Water mister
- Favorite mark making tools (pens, markers, pencils, crayons, etc)
- Permanent Ink Pads (StazOn is my favorite)
- Assorted rubber, cling, and/or clear stamps
Collage material (decorative and printed paper, ephemera, photographs, rub-ons, stickers, letters, words & phrases in any form, etc.)