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Mondays, January 6 & 13 from 6-8pm
Fee: $50.00 Non-Member/$40.00 Member

This mixed media collage class will be held over the course of 2 sessions. In the first session, we will cover hand painting your own papers using a variety of techniques. We will also complete the “underpainting”, wherein students will paint a simple design of their choosing. I suggest relatively simple animals like octopuses to start, but students are free to paint anything they wish. The underpainting will focus on basic colors and simple shading to indicate light and shadow and give form to the subject. In the second course, students will use the papers they hand painted, along with other found materials they may have brought with them. This class will focus on how to rip paper with and without white edges and how to effectively apply it overtop of their painting and keep everything flat. No prior mixed media or collage experience is necessary. Some painting would be helpful, but not imperative. This workshop is designed to be a fun environment to learn, create and explore.
This class will meet in the Makerspace & Mentor Studio on the lower level of the Education Wing.

Paper, paints and tools will be provided. If you have paper that you would like to use for your work feel free to bring it to the class, wallpaper, sentimental cards or notes, any maps or other ephemera you may have. Bring a canvas or a wood panel, somehwere between 10″x10″ and 16″x20″.

Also a reference picture of what you would like to paint, at about the angle you want to paint it.  So, if you wanted to do an elephant in profile, do a quick google search for “elephant profile” and print out one that looks pretty close to the shape and scale you are aiming for. (Or find one in a national geographic or wherever)  This can be a photograph or a drawing and does not have to be a high quality image – we’re going to use it for proportions and ideas around highlights / shadows and contrast.