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Cabinet Card Reinvented

Clarissa Callesen
6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday Eve Oct 20

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$ 95  

I love those beautiful sepia-toned cabinet cards that document a moment from the past, unfortunately, they live in a drawer not being appreciated. One of my objectives as an artist is to honor and elevate objects of the past. These cards are exquisite as is but what if they became a collaboration with the present and had a new life as a fine art piece?

Most of us own one or two of those beautiful cabinet cards photos of unknown people from the past. I don’t know about you but I have been hoarding those “precious” photos waiting for just the right project. How about now for that project?

Using acrylic paints, gesso, walnut ink, and gold leaf, we will embellish and reinvent those lovely people. We will be exploring how to alter an image while still honoring its original content. Using gesso as more than just a canvas preparation. Working with shapes and templates to create new compositions. You will learn the magic of gold leafing and how to incorporate it into your art. You will leave class with at least one reinvented cabinet card relative. As an instructor, I embrace a light-hearted experimental attitude towards creativity that supports your individual vision.
Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Metal leaf
Walnut ink
Matte medium
Stabilio pencils
Circle templates
Watercolor pens

 Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• At least two cabinet cards
• Small paintbrushes include a very tiny detail brush
• An assortment of your favorite acrylic paints
• Palette and water container
• Pencil


• Heat gun and long extension cord
• Favorite pens and/ or watercolor pencils

P.S. No stressing allowed, it is about the creative process, not the specific supplies. Please email if you have any questions. info@clarissacallesen.com 

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