Painted Paper Collage Workshop with Erin McCluskey Wheeler
In this workshop you will generate new ideas for creating abstract art and think deeply about color and composition through the fun, accessible medium of collage. You’ll leave with a journal full of new techniques, finished pieces, and pages that will lead to further exploration and collage work.
We will experiment with color composition, layout, gluing and connecting techniques. You’ll learn ways to connect forms and shapes with drawn and painted line work to elevate your collage work. We will start the week off by creating a set of hand-painted papers that we can use throughtout the week to add to papers we’ve brought from home and additional materials provided by the instructor. We’ll look at examples of contemporary collage artists making abstract and figurative pieces with found and painted papers. Each class will have introduce a starting point for collage work and students will have time to continue to bulid on and combine techniques that speak to them.
This is a wonderful opportunity to re-purpose and give new life to old painting, drawings, prints, and photographs – if it’s on paper and it’s okay to cut it up – you can use it! Students are encouraged to bring old artworks they’d like to give new life to. Open to artists of all levels of experience.
Please bring collage material from home that you’re interested in using. Please also bring with you your favorite mark-making tools: pens and/or pencils, and small tubes (2ml of so) of acrylic paint in white, black, red, yellow and blue (and any other colors you have and love), paint brushes you have and love (if you don’t have any, the instructor will provide).
Material fee $50 payable to the instructor will include a great pair of collage scissors you can keep, a heavyweight art journal to fill with art, some additional gouache paint and brushes to use, and lots of glue.