A Watermedia Collage Series on Trees
I love what she's doing with these. Today she used this treatment on a redbud tree and it is spectacular! My class is constantly surprising me.
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Join me for New Creative Collage Techniques – April 21 & 22 at Rising Sun Art Workshops.
Learn lots of collage techniques and see how easy it is to make exciting art work with a wide assortment of odds and ends and, if you like, paint. You’ll have fun making creative magazine and newspaper collages, recycling old paintings, and creating faux-texture background supports for collage papers, including oriental papers, handmade papers and photographs, using techniques described in my new book, New Creative Collage Techniques. I'll show you how to set up your workspace and prepare your materials so your collages will last. There will be a brief demo at the start of each class, then everyone will work on suggested activities or on their own projects. You’ll also learn design tips and how to make color work in your collages. To add to the excitement bring some items to share with the class–one artist’s “trash” might be another’s treasure! Each day ends with an upbeat group critique. For all levels of experience. Hope to see you there. Contact Vera Curnow.
You can read more on my Web site about both DVDs. Creative Art Class has 100 minutes of instruction.
Collage Art Techniques is 75 minutes long. Both are packed with information and demos.
For online previews, search the titles or "Nita Leland" at ArtistsNetwork.tv
I'm working on a collage demo for this event. Come on by at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 at Books & Co. in the Greene Towne Center, 4453 Walnut St., Dayton, Ohio, 45440--just off I-675 at Indian Ripple Road. Location maps
Here is some of the work from a recent series on painting a subject three different ways: realistic, stylistic, and abstract. They caught on right away--even the beginners "got it." That's what I love about this class. They're willing to try just about anything I ask them to do.
This activity is in The New Creative Artist on page 167.