Ever wondered what to do with left over birthday cards, old textbooks, event tickets, out dated wrapping paper? Before you throw them into the recycle, take a second look. What we overlook on a daily basis can be precious fragments in creating a work of art.
In this workshop you will create an engaging piece of art using paper as the primary medium. You will learn how to pull together upcycle paper, vintage ephemera and handmade papers to create a piece that is tactile and artistically beautiful. You’ll develop an eye for paper materials that can potentially create interesting backgrounds, shapes, textures and patterns.
You will also gain an understanding on how to apply a sense of composition, themes, and color schemes to create cohesiveness and harmony. Learn the importance of layering materials from larger scale to smaller to develop a sense of background and foreground. I will also go over techniques on how to create your own interesting paper materials for your art piece such as paint & tear and distressing & aging.
And most importantly you will learn how to follow your creative intuition and have fun as your piece organically unfolds.
Materials provided: (2) art boards, acrylic medium, acrylic paints, colored pencils, gesso, brushes, scissors, collection of paper materials to choose from.
Materials you will need to bring: upcycle paper materials (a list of suggestions will be provided upon registration), Ephemera or vintage papers (optional), additional handmade papers.
All levels of art experience welcome. Adults ages 18+