Use colorful painted papers, old drawings and prints, and positive and negative shapes, to create collages based on still life, landscape, portraiture, poetry, music, and abstract ideas--the possibilities are open and endless. This workshop is useful for a variety of skill-sets, from first-time practitioners to artists who want to energize their work across media.
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Printmaker and painter Mary Walker has said of her relationship to collage, “I started working with collage because I needed to beef up the color in my work. My color had gotten to be so subtle that it was like a whisper. I have found that working with an idea, a poem, or a piece of music in relation to collage can inspire and energize one’s creative practice.”
Mary Walker is an artist who lives and works on Johns Island, SC and loves returning to Provincetown for work and inspiration. She is represented by the Julie Heller Gallery and has a two-person exhibit planned at Julie Heller East in September. Walker has taught workshops at PAAM; Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill; in Burlington, Vermont; Charlotte, NC; Charleston SC; McClellanville, SC; as well as in her own studio. She is the recipient of a Puffin Grant, grants from the South Carolina Arts Commission, and the LQAGP, and has been awarded residencies and was invited to be a Visiting Artist at the Bascom Center for the Arts in Highlands, NC. She organized The Scroll Project which involved both national and international artists. A narrative painter, Walker works predominately with the figure.