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Colorado Springs 2021 - October 18 - 23, 2021

Portland, OR 2022 - March 13-21, 2022

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Portland, OR 2023 - April 11 - April 19, 2023

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Collage Paper Party!

Nicole Austin
9:00 - 12:00
Sun AM March 20

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$ 95  

Let’s get this collage paper party started! I’ll show you all my favorite materials and go-to techniques that I use to create bright, bold, luscious collage paper! These collage papers are PERFECT for use in your art journals, mixed media collage canvases, decoupage paper, and other mixed media projects. We’ll start with creative mark making using oil pastels and stamping found items into acrylic paint. I’ll show you the tricks for using the right colors to create contrast and the tips to avoid muddy colors. We’ll use spray inks and acrylic paint through stencils, and use rubbing plates and stamps to create beautiful resists. But we’re not done yet! We’ll also use the gelli plate to create gorgeous textures and patterns that we will also pile more fun layers onto! I’ll also show you some very simple techniques with my favorite of all time art supply: the paint pen! They truly add that finishing touch and really are the life of the party! In this class, we'll focus mainly on the process and learning a ton of techniques but we'll also have a little time at the end to play with our collage paper in our art journals!

Materials fee $20 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Unique collage paper pack filled with my favorite vintage, recycled and patterned papers
*Use of shared materials: paint, paper, spray inks, brushes, sponges, mark-making tools, tissue & collage paper, gelli plate, rollers, stamps, inks, stencils, and more!

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:
Bring your favorite journal for playing with our collage papers (I recommend the Strathmore or Canson brand with mixed media weight paper) 


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