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VA201 - Birds & Beeswax

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 4:30
Monday October 1

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$ 150  

In this class, we’ll build a beautiful, colorful, layered background on a wood panel and add texture and dimension with collage, ephemera, and found objects to create a work of art that delights the senses: visual, tactile, and aromatic! Beeswax is a lovely media to use to adhere collage elements and to give your artwork a little something extra. We’ll use it as our main adhesive and have fun discovering it’s unique properties. If you’ve never used beeswax in your art before, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to use to build beautiful, translucent layers and how it enhances your artwork, giving it a unique texture and fragrance. Beeswax is so versatile! We’ll collage with it, add color to it, create textures and use it to seal our artwork.

Materials fee $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
 Unique collage paper pack filled with my favorite vintage, recycled and patterned papers, collage images, ribbons & trims, crayons, beeswax bar
*Use of shared materials: paint, spray inks, brushes, sponges, mark-making tools, tissue & collage paper, stamps, stencils, ribbons, trims & buttons

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:  
*10x10” wood panel
*Clover mini quilting iron
*Ranger craft sheet (or other heat-resistant work surface)


Optional items: If you have special stamps, stencils, paint or spray ink colors, collage images or found objects, and/or ribbons/trims that you love, bring them but I will have plenty to share.


Many of the required supplies may be pre-ordered from Artistic Artifacts.  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,  please visit:

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