A paint-over approach to your family narrative
The surreal made real on canvas using this very popular technique developed and refined by Lisa.
Consider an alternate universe where your loved ones are flying to the moon, your pet driving a vintage car, a younger you in a circus act. All is possible when you direct your stories by painting, marking and collaging on top of photocopy image(s) from your family album.
Materials list to bring to class
**Black and white photocopies of people (and places and things if desired - to add to your story)
8 x 10 inch canvas(es) or slightly larger
small bottle each of
(a)matte medium, and
(b)gloss varnish with UV protection
variety of colors of acrylic paints
flat and round brushes include one 1" brush for varnish
Copic marker in your pick color of flesh tone.
Optional: stickers, magazine pages, a variety of Copic colored markers, charcoal, pastels or pan pastels (not oil pastels), pen, pencil, ruler, extra paper, whatever you would like to include in your story.
$20 materials fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes
Everything! except your family black and whites
** photocopies should be made on regular photocopy paper that you would use in your home printer, not photo paper which is too thick. Make sure you have some contrast - very dark and very light in the print and that the center point of interest is large enough to see on an 8" x 10" canvas
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: