Mixed Media & Collage
This mixed media and collage class designed to reinforce drawing and painting
concepts in a variety of media such as mixing textures and paste, varnish and
oil mediums, gloss, matte and gel mediums.
A variety of painting surfaces will be explored and the class will find new ways
of interpreting their own subject matter with a strong emphasis on shape, value
Demonstrations, critiques and personal evaluations along the way
will lead the students to a more creative approach to painting. Emphasis will be
placed on finding a strong abstract pattern that is the basis for a successful
interpretation of any subject.
Mixed media and collage may consist of an infinite variety of materials: paper,
fabric, string, paint, or found objects of discarded debris. The works may be
intricate in detail and deep in meaning or playful and exploratory, but they are
always a creative process - for the artist must possess the ability to recognize
each item's potential and to unite different materials into a cohesive whole.