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Composite Characters

Lisa Bebi
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Feb 18

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$ 170  

Last year I fell and broke my hip. During my long, lonely recovery I set up my art table and began to create my own friends. As a result a new style developed. My composite characters all have an original point of view. They are apparently relatable as they sold faster that I could make them.

In this fun class we will take photocopies, old collage parts, pens, paint and mediums to create fun little people who have their own unique story.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Several black and white photocopies of people (at least 8) be sure the images have good contrasts
several small 6” x 8” or 8” x 10” canvases or canvas boards, (around 8)
collage materials - old papers, vintage papers, wall paper, old letters, etc.
stencils for textures
credit card or color shaper to burnish images to canvas
brushes, palette knife, water bucket, paper towels, palette, scissors
Marker, alcohol ink in skin tone colors
Matte medium
Polymer Varnish with UVLS protection (GOLDEN)
Gel medium
Posca or paint pens
acrylic paints - include Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna and white)
chalk paints - one or two colors for backgrounds


Click here for a printable page

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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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