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Mixed-Media Collage: A Two-Part Art Intensive with Sarah Kahn

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


2 SESSIONS: JULY 9 + 10, 2-4:30PM


Choose one or both weeks of this experience! This listing is for Week 1. Read about Week 2 here.

Week 1: Mixed-Media and You

Combining acrylic paint with collage, mark-making tools, newspaper and more, one can create innovative compositions with deep meaning. Mixed-media collage invites the artist to imagine boundless options for materials. Small squares and rectangles of cardstock will form the substrates for our smaller pieces, as well as larger formats from other substrates, that you are free to use. Bring old, “stuck” pieces on stretched canvas, board, etc., and we will awaken them.

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 choose) substrates, as well as how to create “raw material”, the papers you render and texture, to collage with. Several demonstrations will aid in your understanding of how to develop your work. Techniques covered in this preliminary week include gesso prints, scribing, glazing, color washes and contour drawing.

We will discuss “how to see” successful compositions, the counter-intuitive and serendipity. All papers, letters, scraps “of meaning”, and memorabilia welcome.

Bring your playful intentions!

Sarah Kahn is an artist based out of Massachusetts.

She is drawn to non-representational art, because it endows the viewer with the freedom to associate, remember, and find sensory response. Amidst passages of color, form and textures, one is invited to draw upon internal imagery and personal experience Kahn works in a sculptural manner, layering paper, fabric, drawings and prints. She is under representation at Soprafina Gallery, SOWA Art District, Harrison Ave., Boston, MA.

Sarah also teaches art to a Women’s Shelter and a weekly group of adults with developmental disabilities. She also works privately with adults in her psychotherapy practice, using art to aid in the process of working through difficult life transitions.

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July 9
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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