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P241 - Translucent Collage Vestiges

Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Wednesday & Wed Eve - 9 Hr Class

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$ 235  

Vestiges: a trace of something, a remnant, fragment or relic. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? I think we all have collections…and now is the time to use them!
Work with watercolor and acrylic inks on translucent Yupo paper and create papers for collage. Yupo paper is a poly substance originally used in photo processing. Its a wonderful surface to experiment on with watermedia. We’ll work with the dropped in color technique to provide harmonious glowing surfaces of inks and watercolor combinations on paper. For the collage areas, we’ll paint, build textures, and hand stitch to create small vestige collages. We’ll finish off the evening with free motion stitching onto the collaged Yupo paper, creating visual interest with line. This combo will be a very unique assemblage filled with possibilities for further experimentation.

Materials fee $15 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
gouache, translucent Yupo paper, acrylic inks, sewing threads, PVA glue, embroidery threads, and other tools to use while we work. 

Provided materials to use: rollers, sponges, stencils, mark-making tools and other tools to use while we work.

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
1 or more round watercolor brushes: #12, or #14
hair dryer - we can share these
1 round medium size acrylic brush
4 or more fluid acrylic colors. I recommend Golden fluid acrylics -1 oz or 4 oz bottles – 2 warm and 2 cool colors
Watercolors: personal palette of selected colors. I work with Daniel Smith and Holbien tube paints set in a palette.
Small set of watercolor pencils
water container
#2b pencil
Vestiges: small pieces of cloth, ephemera, canceled stamps, old ticket stubs, etc.
1 embroidery needle

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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