Small Gems, Big Splash: Mixed Media Collage

Combining acrylic mixed-media, with collage, one can create innovative compositions with dazzling color and texture, and make a splash! Small squares and rectangles of cardstock will form the substrates fro our small gems. Sarah will lead the class through the basics of collage technique as well as the endless charms of mixed-media. The emphasis of the instruction will be two-fold: how to ready (and chose) substrates for layering, as well as how to create the actual materials used to collage with, the “raw material”. Techniques for making beautiful “raw material” include polystyrene, and gesso print-making, scribing, glazing, color washes, contour drawing, and more. We will also spend time looking at each other’s creations, and learn “how to see”, and to define your personal compositions.

All papers, letters, scraps “of meaning”, and memorabilia welcome.

Bring your playful intentions!