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C194 - Nature’s Whimsy Collage

Liz Kettle
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday - June 2

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$ 150  

capricious humor or disposition; extravagant, fanciful, or excessively playful expression:

Playing with botanical imagery and a mindset towards fanciful play and a bit of humor will be our jumping in place for this workshop on collage and layering.

Layering is the magical component that brings a collage to life, adds depth, emotion and allows it to tell our story. However, layering does not always come easily. We will explore the concepts of layering: both visual layers and physical layers. We will have a crash course in collage design and composition with a focus on exactly what makes a great collage.

There are so many exciting techniques to use in mixed-media collages. We will learn and play with a few of my favorites while we create a collage or multiple collages in a free standing accordion book using imagery from nature. Techniques will include but not necessarily be limited to, image transfer, thermofax screen printing, ideas for transparent layers and pockets, incorporating paper, lutradur and found objects in your work. I have lots of ideas for embellishments that support your story and of course we have to have a little hand stitching.

This class is textile based and will include a little stitching but artists in all mediums are welcome to play, explore and create with us. We will conquer any stitching fears you have.



Many of the required supplies may be pre-ordered from Blue Twig Studio.  They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat.  For further info and to place your order, contact:

Deb Prewitt
Blue Twig Studio
Cottonwood Center for the Arts
427 E. Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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