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P214 - Peeling Paint, Rust, and Texture 2

Clarissa Callesen
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday & Sunday - 2 Day Class

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$ 295  

Do you swoon over rusty metal and peeling paint? Is Wabi Sabi your favorite look? I have expanded this popular class to a two days. We will learn all the crazy techniques one day and then have the second day to pull all the components together into finished works of art. Learn to recreate textures and patinas that take years to create in a natural environment. We will be sanding, tearing, slopping, spraying, and exploring unusual materials. Working on canvas and paper we will be recreating the look of peeling bill boards, crackled paint and rusty metal. Then on day two, working with collage and composition, we will bring those textures into a cohesive works of art. This class encourages you to let go of that perfection complex and embrace your grungy nature. You will leave class with an abstract work of art and tons of new techniques.

Student to Bring:
• 2-3 canvas boards or wood panels your choice of size.
• An inexpensive pad of watercolor paper
• An assortment of collage papers focusing on lighter colors and texture (rice paper, old pattern paper, handmade paper, paper doilies, old letters, etc)
A few usual collage materials (Paper garbage off the ground, the paper you use to protect your surfaces, dirty wet wipes dried, coffee filters, thin cardboard, old rags, and …)
• Heavy matte gel medium
• An assortment of your favorite acrylic paints. I like the cheap acrylic paints from Michaels for these techniques, but any brand will work.
• An assortment of paint brushes not your best ones.
• A palette for paints and a water container
• A roll of painters tape
• Pencil
• Sandpaper one sheet of coarse and one of fine.
• Wet wipes or a rag
• Scissors
• A heat gun or embossing gun and extension cord
• A drafting circle or oval template

Supply fee $15 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Rust paint
Patina Solution
Crackle paint
Molding paste
Walnut ink,
Gilding paste
Strange concoctions
Shared tools
Extra collage materials
Please email if you have any questions. clarissacallesen@gmail.com


Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. 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:

Maria Raleigh



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