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Mixed Media Collage


with Taylor Norris

Calendar Mar 2, 2024 at 11 am, runs for 4 weeks

Grade 9- Adult

Explore the possibilities that arise when making art from non-traditional materials, and learn to masterfully blend different mediums together to form a unified artwork.  We will consider how collage and assemblage art is "built" like a sculpture on a 2D surface, and a sense of play and experimentation will be encouraged.  There will be new options to work from each week, including paper/found images, cardboard, fabric, duct tape, glitter, and more!  Subject matter will range from the abstract to the representational.  The history of collage as a medium will be discussed, and why it is relevant today.  All skill levels welcome!

11:00 - 1:00 pm, Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23.

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Rust Dying and Bookmaking


with Kay Grogg

Calendar Mar 5, 2024 at 2 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Grades 9 - ADULT

Rust is not always a good thing, but we will turn it into an art form. We will print on several kinds of paper using rusted metal items as our medium. Once our papers have been dyed/printed, we will create a simple mixed media book to showcase our work. This four-week class teaches an unexpected process using ordinary rusting metal objects revealing there is beauty in just about everything, including rust. We will learn how to get multiple colors from rust including a greenish-blue verdigris. Using collage, stitching, and simple bookmaking techniques we will create our finished project. It's a fun class that lets you think out of the box in the world of mediums for creating!

2:00 - 4:00 pm, Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26.

Cyanotype Printing Workshop


with Kay Grogg

Calendar Apr 6, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Grades 9 - ADULT

Cyanotype is a photo process developed in the late 1800's. We will be coating paper with a photosensitive solution to make our exposures with the sun. Exploring both regular and the wet processes will give the participants a variety of prints. This class is a great way to understand how photography was originally used in its inception. Beautiful Indigo blue photo prints are the result of this process.

10:00 am - Noon, Saturday, April 6.

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