Saturday, May 3, 2008: "Creating Collage Faces" Sunday, May 4, 2008: "Raw Journaling"
Where: Clackamas, Oregon (20 minutes from Portland International Airport and downtown Portland)
"Creating Collage Faces"
Saturday, May 3, 2008 9:30 - 4:30
Using an original sketch or photograph of a face as our guide, we will
employ a combination of mixed media techniques and layers of collage to
create densely textured and colorful portraits. No drawing or painting
skills required. We will suspend judgment and let our intuition guide
us as we cut, paste, and paint the creation into being. Each
participant is encouraged to work on two faces simultaneously; and at
the end of the day, will come away with two frameable pieces of artwork. Full day retreat: $130 includes lunch, beverages, packet, some supplies.
"Free Spirit Journaling" Sunday, May 4, 2008 9:30 - 4:30
Letting go takes practice. Come practice "letting go" with us in your visual journal, giving your intuition, unconscious, and hands free reign. Do you have the urge to let her rip but just don't know how? Do you want to relearn how to color outside the lines? Whether you journal with mainly words or visuals, you can loosen it up, and in doing so, discover secrets about yourself buried in the paint and words on your pages. We won't be working in a book, but on big loose pages that you will learn how to assemble into book form. We'll experiment with a variety of substrates and techniques, exploring the limits of the usual and unusual. Full day retreat: $130 includes lunch, beverages, packet, some supplies.
Three or more sheets of 9” x 12” watercolor paper, 140# or heavier; working on a block of paper works well.
Soft gel medium
Black Stabilo pencil, #8046
Black marking pen, sharpie or marks-a-lot
Acrylic paints; black, white, and a variety of your favorite colors
Paintbrushes; fine, medium and large
Water container, and paint rag
Colorful magazine images, vintage images, and/or other images and text to cut up
*Optional: watercolor crayons, colored pencils, inkpads, and stamps
I will provide a packet of images, text, and ephemera for every student (no charge), as well as make available other art materials for your use in class.
Materials List for "Free Spirit Journaling"
Soft gel medium
Acrylic paints in your favorite colors
Paint brushes in various sizes including one for detail, medium, and 1"
Collage materials, which can include personal photo prints, prints of artwork, recycled "junk" paper, magazines, and text
Fine tipped black marker
White gel marker (my favorite is from jetpens.com)
Paint apron if you need it
Water soluble oil pastels, watercolor crayons, markers, gel pens
Inks, inkpads, and stamps
Hairdryer to speed drying time