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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Rising Sun Collage Workshop 2012

Last weekend's New Creative Collage Techniques workshop at Rising Sun, Indiana, was fantastic. Here's one example. Go to the workshop page to see more of what these artists did in only two days. Many did more than two pieces. The variety of subject matter and approach is fantastic. In addition to paper collage, I had the class prepare a background with acrylic paints and then collage into it. One student worked mostly with fabrics. Most hadn't done much collage, if any, so you can see why I was impressed with the results. FYI, Rising Sun Art has more workshops through November. It's only 1 1/2 hours from Dayton, closer to Cincinnati, not far from Indianapolis--just a hop and a skip for a fun, productive two-days.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Building a Platform

You don't need a hammer and nails for this one. Robert Lee Brewer is helping writers build a platform for their marketing. He calls this the April Platform Challenge and it began on April 1 right here. I've been working on other projects, so just got into it today. Wow! I need lots of catching up to get up to speed. It's good to know I already have some of his recommendations in place. Now I'm checking everything out to see what I might have missed. Check it out--artists need this, too.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Rising Sun Indiana Collage Workshop

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.

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