Minneapolis 2017

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M241 - Extreme Abstraction

Carol Nelson
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - April 28

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$ 150  

We’re going to extremes with this abstract collage workshop. First we’ll make several of our collage elements, such as marbled paper, Tyvek, plaster of Paris stones, and clay sculpted accents. We’ll add voluminous textures to our substrates. Carol will discuss the importance of color, composition, texture and tonal values in making eye-stopping abstracts.
Our substrates will be extreme – no squares or simple rectangles. Carol will supply each student with a wood substrate with a minimum ratio of 4:1 (height:width). Learn the one element you can add to your abstract that will vastly increase its appeal to your collectors.

Materials Fee: $20 payable to Instructor at class time includes:
4x16 wood substrate
Modeling/texturing mediums
Plaster of Paris
Caulk
Red rosin paper
Tyvek
Air dry clay
Large selection of specialty art papers
Use of instructor’s stencils

Supply list for students to bring:
YES paste (Michaels) or E6000 or PowerGrab, or Loctite (tubes available at Home Depot)
1 can shaving cream (not gel)
Golden Fluid Acrylic paints. Carol’s must have colors are Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Turquoise Pthalo, Quinacridone Magenta, Carbon black, Titanium white
Polymer medium gloss
Gel medium, regular or soft
Small jar of white gesso
Your favorite brushes suitable for acrylics and watercolor – no bristle brushes
Water container, spray water bottle, palette, paper towels
Squeegee from the Dollar Store
3 -4 foam plates
Texture tools for drawing patterns in modeling compound
Any collage ephemera you may have (optional)
Small disposable plates for transporting mediums to your table


 

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
719-648-6611

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