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Portland, OR 2021 - February 15-22,2021

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Retro Floral Assemblage

Susan Rossiter
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Feb 18

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$ 170  

First, we are going to create a magnificent background with palette knives and GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylics. Next you choose which flowers and greenery you’d like in your assemblage and then we begin strategically making papers in various colors and patterns. Any flower real or imagined can be created as part of your bouquet- Bird of Paradise, Lily of the Valley, Gerbera Daisy.... you name it! The best part of making your own collage papers is that you can make very specific colors and patterns to create gorgeous, unique blooms.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

use of a Gel Press Plate and brayer, Japanese papers, professional GOLDEN Heavy Body and OPEN Acrylics, pattern tools, Joggles stamps, palette knives, and a detailed handout with flower blueprints

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

One large or two small cradled wood panels primed with black gesso. (Panels can be any size not to exceed 12x20’ combined.... so 1 up to 12x20 OR two 6x10’s or similar combination)
Flat paint brush for Gel Medium
Gel medium (I use GOLDEN Soft Gel Matte or Semi-Gloss))

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