220517 Nature Inspired 3D Collage on Canvas with Pam George
Date: May 17, 2022
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Chota Classroom A
Prerequisites: Open to all. Mixed Media Knowledge Helpful
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Size: Min 6 Max 12
Sign-up: Registration is closed.
Deadline: May 3, 2022
Cancellation Policy: Participants may cancel up to 14 days prior to the start of the class for a full refund. There will be no refunds within 14 days of the class unless spot can be filled from wait list. Contact Pam directly to cancel.
In this class we will create a 3D collage and assemblage of objects inside the back of a stretched canvas. It will include collage papers, bits and bobs and trinkets. You are invited to bring found objects from nature (sticks, acorns, feathers…). The canvas will be divided with repeating design elements inspired by nature. Inside the back of the stretched canvas, we will lay in textures and then add created papers, painted sticks, dyed fabrics and found pieces.
My demonstrations will be done in neutral colors (mostly black, white, and grey) with color as an accent, but students who want to use their own color concepts may fly with the process. The sky’s the limit.
You will learn ways to create painted papers from different types of papers, paint sticks from nature, use of thin and thick gel mediums, 3 D concepts, fabric dying, creating a texture background, mark making, and the joy of playing with mixed media!
I WILL SUPPLY: your canvas, Thick Matt Gel Medium, Thin Matt Gel Medium, old book pages, deli paper and various other paper, fabrics and fabric dye, spray varnish for anything natural from outdoors.Various paints and mark making supplies. Stamps, stencils.
YOU WILL NEED TO BRING:
small palette like the little 6 well or bigger if you have it.
acrylic brushes, 1 inch flat and various smaller flat and round brushes.
acrylic paint markers such as POSCA Pens. Especially black and white with thin and thick nibs. If using color, bring colors that you want to incorporate into your piece. Black Sharpie markers also work. Think permanent markers
Acrylic paints in black, Paynes Grey, burnt umber and white, and the colors that you plan to use as an accent.
Palette knife if you have one
Bits and bobs, ephemera, photos (if that is your inspiration), sticks from your yard in different sizes, buttons, and anything else such as old keys, small items that can be adhered to your piece, pins etc.
Call me with any questions at 563-940-8169.
I am a self taught artist, but drink up all the classes that I can find since my retirement from nursing in 2008. I take courses from professional artists, and endless online classes. I have been a creator/maker my whole life. After my retirement, my world opened up to time for creating. I became a competitive art quilter, with many awards and published in Point, Click, Quilt by Susanne Brubaker Knapp. As my art quilting evolved, I began to want to paint again. I love watercolor, acrylics and dove deeply into mixed media. It is a passion of mine. I teach Mixed Media Art Journal classes here at Chota as a member of AGTV. Fiber arts are still an important part of my repertoire and works into my mixed media. You will also find me needle felting, weaving and fabric dying.
Instructor Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PamGeorgeQuilts?ref=seller-platform-mcnav
COVID Protocol: Masks requested when social distancing is not possible.