Portland, OR 2018 Registration is not yet open

P290 - Extreme Abstraction

Carol Nelson
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday - Feb 18

[back to quicklinks]
$ 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
Red rosin paper
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


Click here for a printable page

Proud Sponsors for Art & Soul

For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

Artistic Artifacts

Artistic Artifacts is our onsite store and sponsor for Virginia Beach Retreats.
Visit Artistic Artifacts...


Collage is our onsite store and sponsor for Portland, OR Retreats.
Visit Collage...



Blue Twig Studio

Blue Twig Studio is our onsite store and sponsor for Colorado Springs, CO. Retreat.
Visit Blue Twig Studio

  • Die Cuts With a View